Deaths At The Dentist Prompt Push For New Law In CaliforniaA bill making its way through California's legislature would require dentists to inform parents about the dangers of anesthesia in the wake of a toddler's death after a procedure at a Bay Area dentist.
State Lawmakers In Tough Spot With Gov. Brown's Low-Income Housing DealCalifornia legislative leaders seeking a big influx of money for low-income housing got Gov. Jerry Brown on board, but there's a catch: Lawmakers will have to approve Brown's contested proposal to speed approval for developments that include affordable units.
Pay Up: Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Get Raises For 4th Straight YearAn appointed citizen panel voted Wednesday to give Gov. Jerry Brown and other top elected officials 4 percent pay raises for the fourth year in a row, after slashing their salaries at the height of the recession.
State Senator Proposes Adding Race, Ethnicity To Fair Pay LawThe proposal by Sen. Isadore Hall would add "race or ethnicity" to the requirement that employers justify any pay discrepancies between men and women who do "substantially similar" work.
California's Climate Fight Comes Down To Gov. Brown's Negotiations With His Own PartyCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
Lawmakers Agree Fixing California's Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For ItThe state legislature is talking transportation -- specifically how to pay for much-needed repairs to the infrastructure. On Sunday, state senator Mark Leno discussed the challenges with KPIX 5's Phil Matier.
Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling LawsThe Oakland City Council's public safety committee is proposing a game-changing move that would reverse the city's decades-old ban on pinball machines.
California State Legislature Approves $108 Billion BudgetMoving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Legislature on Sunday approved California’s $108 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
California Bills Aim To Help Young Offenders Seal Criminal RecordsJuvenile records would automatically be sealed from public view after the offender has completed probation under SB1038 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco.
Phil Matier: Democratic Shakeup At State House Will Benefit Gov. BrownIt’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.
Central Coast State Senator Set To Push Tax On Sugary DrinksA new study from researchers at UC San Francisco found that the state could save hundreds of millions of dollars from reduced diabetes cases.
Phil Matier: Topics Up For Debate Before California Lawmakers Leave for RecessCalifornia 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.

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