California State Senate
The California Assembly has approved legislation authorizing about $4.5 billion in state bond funding for a high-speed rail system backed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The measure would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature, but it would allow them to serve all 12 years in one house.
Californians were deciding whether to tweak legislative term limits to allow lawmakers to remain in either the Assembly or Senate for up to 12 years.
The state Senate has approved restrictions on governments’ use of traffic cameras to catch drivers who run red lights.
State senators have rejected a bid to make California the 14th state to end felony penalties for those convicted of possessing small amounts of drugs for personal use.
The California Assembly has approved a bill to cut the cost of attending a California public university for middle class students who make too much money to qualify for financial aid, but no vote has been scheduled on the complicated tax code maneuver needed to pay for the plan.
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.
The state Senate has approved what supporters say would be the nation’s first ban on a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight.
State lawmakers are anticipating the day when self-driving vehicles navigate California’s roads guided by radar and GPS systems instead of human hands on the steering wheel.
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.