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.
Seemingly fed up with Republican opposition to his budget ideas, Gov. Jerry Brown was poised to mobilize union members to help elect more Democrats to the state Legislature.
The Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill seeking to ban the sale, trade or possession of shark fins, despite objections from two senators who called the measure racist because the fins are used in a soup considered a delicacy in some Asian cultures.
The California Legislature has approved a bill preventing local jurisdictions from banning male circumcision, a measure written in response to ballot measure proposed in San Francisco.
With another major company threatening to leave California, Democrats and Republicans are squabbling even more over who’s to blame, and some key Republican lawmakers are dismissing a plan that Democratic leaders say will help Californians get back to work.
A nationwide effort to elect the president of the United States based on the popular vote rather than the current Electoral College system passed the California legislature Friday.
A state senator is seeking to halt a new law that allows unsupervised parole for thousands of ex-convicts.