California Senate Picks Female Leader Amid Misconduct ProbesSan Diego Sen. Toni Atkins was tapped Thursday by fellow state Senate Democrats to replace Kevin de Leon and become the chamber's first female leader.
California Legislature Investigates Senator's Behavior With Female StafferA Senate spokesman says Tony Mendoza has been the target of an internal investigation for six weeks.
California Legislature Spent $580,000 To Settle ClaimsThe California Legislature paid at least $580,000 in the last five years to settle harassment, racism and other claims, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
State Senate Hires Outside Firms To Investigate Sexual HarassmentThe California Senate is hiring two outside firms to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and assault and to review its policies for addressing such incidents.
Lawmakers Approve Moving California Presidential Primary To MarchThe bill would move the presidential primary to the Tuesday after the first Monday in March -- three months earlier than the June contest held in 2016.
Dave Cogdill, Former State Senate Leader from Central Valley, Dies at 66Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill has died after battling pancreatic cancer.
California Bill Would Punish Firms That Bid On Trump's Border WallThe state senate has approved a measure that would prohibit California from contracting with companies that bid to build the president's proposed border wall.
Gas Tax Hike Shows Gov. Brown As Political Master PersuaderGov. Jerry Brown employed all the tricks he's accumulated over a lifetime in politics to pass one of the largest state tax increases in recent memory.

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