California State Legislature

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

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Makes Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List

Time magazine has released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People. Among the likes of Beyonce, the Pope and Edward Snowden, it includes several prominent Bay Area figures including Governor Jerry Brown.

04/25/2014

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California Lawmakers Kill Proposal To Ban Transit Strikes

With little debate, a State Senate committee killed a proposal Monday that would have banned transit workers from going on strike.

01/13/2014

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New Bill Would Create Earthquake Early-Warning System

The California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system.

09/13/2013

Police drone. (CBS)

Law Enforcement Officials Make Pitch For Drone Use In Sacramento

California’s State Legislature is taking a closer look at the use of drones with a Tuesday morning hearing in Sacramento.

08/06/2013

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Some Bay Area School Districts To See Increase In State Funding

Some Bay Area school districts will see significant increases in state funding now that the legislature has passed a budget. The only thing they need is Governor Brown’s signature.

06/18/2013

California State Capitol

California Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic Budget

California’s State Senate has passed a $96.3 billion budget one day ahead of deadline as GOP warns that spending will lead to future imbalance.

06/14/2013

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

State Legislators Consider Expanding Mental Health Law

California lawmakers are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.

03/03/2013

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

Gov. Brown Calls Special Session On Health Care Reform

Gov. Jerry Brown is telling California lawmakers that he will call a special legislative session on health care at the end of the year.

08/17/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown (C) is applauded by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (R) before delivering 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. (Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pension Reform Tops Agenda As California Legislature Returns From Recess

California’s State Legislature returned to work Monday from its summer recess with pension reform topping their agenda as well as hundreds of bills they still need to consider.

08/06/2012

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

Lawmakers Depart Sacramento To Prepare For Fall Election

California lawmakers have adjourned for their summer recess after unabashedly positioning themselves to their best competitive advantage going into the fall election campaign.

07/08/2012

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