California State Assembly

Rick Welts. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Warriors Exec Rick Welts, Actor George Takei Honored By California Legislature For LGBT Pride Month

Former “Star Trek” actor George Takei is being recognized by the California Legislature as part of its celebration of LGBT Pride Month.

06/23/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Alameda County Leaders Pressure Lawmakers To Make Kill Switch Mandatory On Cell Phones

Alameda County leaders are pushing state lawmakers to pass a smartphone kill-switch bill — with the intention of passing their own at a local level should it fail.

06/19/2014

Democrats Steve Glazer (left) and Tim Sbranti are competing to represent the 16th District in the Assembly. (CBS)

Business, Labor Spend Millions In Battle For East Bay Assembly Seat

The battle lines are drawn in a hotly contested Assembly race in the East Bay. With less than one week, two powerful special interest groups are dividing Democrats.

05/28/2014

Microbeads found in soap. (CBS)

California Assembly Set To Vote On Banning ‘Microbeads’ In Skin Care Products

A proposal in the California State Assembly could mean changes to your favorite skin care products. The measure would ban “microbeads,” small pieces of plastic found in soaps and scrubs.

05/23/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.

05/13/2014

Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer seen "ghost voting" for Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal. In 2013, KPIX 5 caught Jones-Sawyer casting a vote for Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez. (CBS)

After KPIX 5 Exposes ‘Ghost Voting’ In California State Assembly, Members Continue Practice

One vote per person: That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Yet last year, KPIX 5 showed you members of our State Assembly casting votes for other lawmakers. It’s called “ghost voting.” The practice is against the rules, but it’s still going on.

05/09/2014

A low-income housing complex in Oakland. (CBS)

California’s Low-Income Renters Could Get Tax Rebate With Newly-Introduced Legislation

Two members of California’s State Assembly have introduced legislation that would provide tax rebates for low-income renters in California on a sliding-scale basis.

04/28/2014

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful: Time To Change ‘Old, Rich, White Guys’ Brand

While California Republicans came together over the weekend for their biannual convention in solidarity with intentions to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown, the GOP front-runners represent a wide gap within the party.

03/17/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Lawmakers Get A Pay Raise

California state lawmakers are receiving more in their pay checks, as a raise went into effect on Monday. The California Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increase of more than five percent back in June.

12/02/2013

Buttons are displayed during a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) worker SEIU Local 1021 strike authorization vote on June 25, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Analysis Reveals Transit Unions Giving Millions To Calif. Lawmakers

With BART and AC Transit workers possibly going on strike, a new analysis shows how much money unions representing transit workers donate to state lawmakers.

10/16/2013

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