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.
The California Legislature’s Democratic leaders on Wednesday promised quick passage of measures they said will position the state as the national leader in developing clean energy alternatives and green jobs.
Gov. Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear says to “expect ugly cuts” as the governor makes one final attempt to balance the budget.
Democrats retained control of both legislative chambers and won a major victory in this week’s elections when voters approved Proposition 25, lowering the threshold to pass a state budget from a two-thirds vote to a simple majority.
California would delay kindergarten for thousands of youngsters under a bill approved by the state Senate.