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California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Leading State Democrat Praises Accomplishments Of Legislative Session

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.

09/06/2012

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Ballot Proposal Would Make California Legislature Part-Time

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.

02/08/2012

real estate, housing, home, property

Californians Still Strongly Support Prop 13 Real Estate Tax Limits

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.

09/23/2011

Jerry Brown

Frustrated Gov. Brown Turns Back to California Labor Base

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.

09/13/2011

Shark fins in a bag await delivery at a wholesale warehouse in Hong Kong (Laurent Fievet)

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Shark-Fin Trade

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.

09/06/2011

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California Legislature Passes Bill Halting Local Circumcision Bans

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.

09/06/2011

California State Capitol

Democrats, Republicans Spar In Sacramento Over Jobs

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.

09/02/2011

California Takes Action To Change Presidential Election Process

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/15/2011

Lawmaker Seeks To End California Parole Law

A state senator is seeking to halt a new law that allows unsupervised parole for thousands of ex-convicts.

CBS San Francisco–05/14/2011

California State Capitol

California Lawmakers Keeping Schedules Private

The legislative committees that oversee the offices of California’s 120 state senators and Assembly members refused formal requests to release lawmakers’ daily calendars.

CBS San Francisco–05/04/2011

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