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Democrats Gain Supermajority In California Assembly

Democrats have gained a supermajority in the state Assembly, giving California’s majority party complete dominance of state politics and the ability to raise taxes unilaterally if they choose.


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

North Bay Lawmaker’s Bill Targets Fast-Food Restaurant Playgrounds

Playgrounds at fast-food restaurants will have to meet strict cleaning standards if a bill approved by the Senate becomes law.


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California Lawmakers OK Funding For High-Speed Rail Line

California lawmakers have approved billions of dollars in construction financing for the first segment of what would be the nation’s first dedicated high-speed rail line.


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Assembly Approves $4.5 Billion In California High-Speed Rail Funding

The California Assembly has approved legislation authorizing about $4.5 billion in state bond funding for a high-speed rail system backed by Gov. Jerry Brown.


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

California Voters Pass Proposition 28, Reforming Term Limits

The measure would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature, but it would allow them to serve all 12 years in one house.


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

Decision At Hand On Prop 28 Term Limit Tweak

Californians were deciding whether to tweak legislative term limits to allow lawmakers to remain in either the Assembly or Senate for up to 12 years.


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Bill Would End Car Impounds For Unlicensed California Drivers

Illegal immigrants will no longer have to fear losing their vehicles during routine traffic stops if a bill passed by the Assembly becomes law.


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Poll Shows California Voters Support Tobacco Tax, Term Limits Measures

California voters appear ready to approve two statewide initiatives on the June 5 ballot, Proposition 28 to shorten legislator term limits and Proposition 29 to increase cigarette taxes, according to a new poll.



South Bay Teachers, Students Head To Sacramento To Lobby For Education Funds

About 100 students and teachers headed from San Jose to Sacramento on a pair of tour buses Wednesday morning to gather support for cash-strapped schools that need support from California lawmakers.


Assemblyman Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) is accused of driving under the influence in Concord on March 27, 2012. (Concord Police Department/CBS)

SoCal Assemblyman Apologizes For Concord DUI After Tests Revealed

Hours after police released blood test results showing State Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, was legally drunk when police arrested him on suspicion of DUI in Concord last month, the politician issued an apology.