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California State Senate

World's Largest LED Light Sculpture Lights Up The Bay Bridge

List: The New Bay Bridge’s Biggest Problems

From emergency repairs, to questionable construction, the Bay Bridge has had plenty of problems on both spans recently. Here’s a list of some highlights in our coverage.

04/14/2014

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California State Senate Democrats Cancel Golf Fundraiser Over Scandals

The state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.

04/01/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez took this picture of State Sen. Leland Yee leaving the San Francisco federal courthouse after being indicted on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Urges Leland Yee To Resign, Wants To Restore Confidence

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday called on State Sen. Leland Yee, who faces federal corruption and gun trafficking charges, and two other senators to resign after the state Senate passed a resolution suspending all three.

03/28/2014

The self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Emeryville, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest SAS tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Senate Report: Caltrans Allowed Bad Welds On New Bay Bridge

A California Senate report released Wednesday on the construction of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge raises questions about the quality of workmanship used to build the $6.3 billion span.

01/22/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Lawmakers Get A Pay Raise

California state lawmakers are receiving more in their pay checks, as a raise went into effect on Monday. The California Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increase of more than five percent back in June.

12/02/2013

Buttons are displayed during a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) worker SEIU Local 1021 strike authorization vote on June 25, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Analysis Reveals Transit Unions Giving Millions To Calif. Lawmakers

With BART and AC Transit workers possibly going on strike, a new analysis shows how much money unions representing transit workers donate to state lawmakers.

10/16/2013

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Fracking Bill, Environmentalists Disapprove

A landmark bill regulating hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is expected to win final approval in the state Senate on Thursday. Governor Jerry Brown says he will sign it into law, but the state‚Äôs major environmental groups no longer support the bill.

09/12/2013

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California State Senate Approves Dropping Standardized Tests

The state Senate has approved a bill that would end traditional standardized testing of students in reading, math and social science, as the top federal education official threatened to withhold federal funds if the measure becomes law.

09/10/2013

California State Senators speak during a session of the California State Senate in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senate Passes Bill Allowing Non-Physicians To Perform Abortions

A bill that would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion is one step away from the governor.

08/26/2013

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Former North Bay Lawmaker Patricia Wiggins Dies

Patricia Wiggins, a former state lawmaker who represented areas north of San Francisco for more than a decade, died Thursday.

08/15/2013

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