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.
The legislative committees that oversee the offices of California’s 120 state senators and Assembly members refused formal requests to release lawmakers’ daily calendars.
Legislation will be introduced in Sacramento Wednesday afternoon that would establish strict safety guidelines for raves and other large events on state-owned property.
The California state legislature is about to take up a bill that would tax soda and other sugary drinks with the money raised going to schools to pay for education and children’s health programs.
When Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week that he was ending budget negotiations with Republicans he rejected a lengthy list of requests GOP lawmakers wanted in exchange for their votes.
The survey released Tuesday shows 48 percent of registered voters approve of Gov. Brown’s initial performance as governor, while 21 percent disapprove and nearly one-third have no opinion.
California lawmakers can’t avoid making tough choices after the recent mortgage meltdown and credit crisis unmasked the state’s structural deficit, said Gov. Jerry Brown in launching a new round of legislative visits Tuesday to sell his budget-balancing plan.