California State Legislature
A state panel on Thursday sent a message about the severity of California’s $15.7 billion budget deficit by approving a 5 percent pay cut for Gov. Jerry Brown, lawmakers and other statewide elected officials.
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.
Is the latest attempt to modify California’s term limits law a smart compromise or a dishonest power grab? In two weeks, California voters will decide the issue – once again.
Proposition 28 on the June 5 primary ballot would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature from 14 to 12, but it would allow them to serve all of that in one house.
A judge has affirmed an earlier ruling that the state controller does not have authority to withhold lawmakers’ pay when the Legislature fails to pass a balanced budget on time.
State Assemblyman Jerry Hill is encouraging his Peninsula constituents to submit ideas for new laws.
A bill that would require California’s public schools to include the history of gay rights in their curricula won final legislative approval on Tuesday.