California Legislature Investigates Senator's Behavior With Female StafferA Senate spokesman says Tony Mendoza has been the target of an internal investigation for six weeks.
California Legislature Spent $580,000 To Settle ClaimsThe California Legislature paid at least $580,000 in the last five years to settle harassment, racism and other claims, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
State Senate Hires Outside Firms To Investigate Sexual HarassmentThe California Senate is hiring two outside firms to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and assault and to review its policies for addressing such incidents.
Lawmakers Approve Moving California Presidential Primary To MarchThe bill would move the presidential primary to the Tuesday after the first Monday in March -- three months earlier than the June contest held in 2016.
Dave Cogdill, Former State Senate Leader from Central Valley, Dies at 66Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill has died after battling pancreatic cancer.
California Bill Would Punish Firms That Bid On Trump's Border WallThe state senate has approved a measure that would prohibit California from contracting with companies that bid to build the president's proposed border wall.
Gas Tax Hike Shows Gov. Brown As Political Master PersuaderGov. Jerry Brown employed all the tricks he's accumulated over a lifetime in politics to pass one of the largest state tax increases in recent memory.
California Enlists Former AG Holder To Defend Against TrumpDemocratic leaders in the California Legislature said Wednesday they have hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to advise them on a legal strategy as they gird for a fight against President-elect Donald Trump.
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.