Court Upholds California Governor's Power To Allow Indian CasinosCalifornia's governor has the authority to allow casinos on Native American land and did not illegally take that power from the legislature.
State Lawmakers Debate Proposed Gun Control BillsThe State Senate Committee on Public Safety reviewed five bills on guns Tuesday, with one proposed law focusing on limiting the purchase of long guns to one firearm per month per person.
Prop. 50 Would Dock Pay For Suspended LawmakersCalifornia voters will decide in June whether to allow state lawmakers to revoke their colleagues' pay following the Legislature's 2014 ethics crisis that saw three senators put on leave as they faced felony allegations.
State Lawmakers Block Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes; SF Senator Leno Renounces His Own BillA California legislative panel opted not to vote Wednesday during a heated hearing on a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products after lawmakers gutted its key provision.
State Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5 Billion Budget That Boosts Social Spending, Tempting Showdown With BrownCalifornia’s social service programs suffered deep cuts in the last recession, and now Democrats who control both houses of the Legislature want to increase spending on them as the state rebounds.
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.
Phil Matier: California Lawmakers Kill Proposal To Ban Transit StrikesWith little debate, a State Senate committee killed a proposal Monday that would have banned transit workers from going on strike.
New Bill Would Create Earthquake Early-Warning SystemThe California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require development of an earthquake early warning system.
Law Enforcement Officials Make Pitch For Drone Use In SacramentoCalifornia’s State Legislature is taking a closer look at the use of drones with a Tuesday morning hearing in Sacramento.
Some Bay Area School Districts To See Increase In State FundingSome 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.
California Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic BudgetCalifornia’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.
State Legislators Consider Expanding Mental Health LawCalifornia 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.