It’s rare but the two houses of the California Legislature are about to choose two leaders from Southern California: Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as its president pro tem, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, its speaker.
A new study from researchers at UC San Francisco found that the state could save hundreds of millions of dollars from reduced diabetes cases.
California lawmakers will be on recess in a matter of days which means that there will be a flurry of activity the next few days in Sacramento.
The state Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.
Democratic Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco says SB766 would provide some protections for families.
It’s long been the talk of Sacramento – and beyond – but now it appears the State of California may be closer than ever before to adjusting the percentage of support needed to approve sales tax measures on California ballots, from two-thirds of the vote to just 55%.
The possibility that a supermajority of Democrats will control both houses of the California Legislature does not guarantee an end to the gridlock in Sacramento.
The legislative session that recently ended turned out to be one of the most productive periods for the California legislature in decades, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
The activists who championed property tax caps and lawmaker term limits said they planned to begin circulating petitions for a ballot measure that would make the California Legislature a part-time body.
Some decisive numbers from the latest Field Poll show that Californians are resolute in their support for Proposition 13, the 1978 amendment to the California Constitution limiting the tax rate of real estate.