California State Capitol

California Governor Jerry Brown delivers the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers’ Offices Rake In Money For ‘Select’ Committees That Do Little

California lawmakers received $6.7 million in staff costs in the last two-year session by leading special committees that don’t have to meet or propose bills.

04/04/2015

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

California State Legislature Approves $108 Billion Budget

Moving 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.

06/15/2014

Prescription Drugs

Sacramento Rally Targets Doctors Who Over-Prescribe Medications

A rally was held on the steps of the State Capitol to bring attention to what organizers say is an epidemic of prescription drug misuse in California.

03/11/2013

Bo Derek Backs Banning Shark-Fin Trade Bill

Bo Derek Backs Banning Shark-Fin Trade Bill

Actress Bo Derek joined lawmakers at the California state Capitol on Monday promoting a bill that would ban selling, trading or possessing shark fins…

CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

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

Rally To Protest Gov. Brown’s Budget Cuts

A noon rally is planned on Tuesday on the capitol steps in Sacramento to urge legislators to prevent more cuts to the state’s health and human services programs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/22/2011