The state Senate leader is proposing a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to transit projects and households of a certain income level.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills into law that will help build new NBA arenas for the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.
State legislators Thursday approved naming the western span of the Bay Bridge after former state Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, but a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court sought an injunction to block the move.
One proposal would assist the Golden State Warriors in their plan to move the team from Oakland to a possible waterfront arena in San Francisco, a move that has drawn the ire of East Bay lawmakers upset at jobs moving away.
Democrats in the state Senate on Wednesday backed a plan to spend $200 million this year on rehabilitation programs instead of renting thousands of cells in private prisons and county jails to meet a federal court demand that California reduce its inmate population.
Minors who post embarrassing photographs or information on social media websites would have a chance to remove it from public view under a bill sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.
Most Californians favor paying down the state’s debts and building a reserve over additional spending for social services, according to a poll released Wednesday that provides a boost for Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan.
The bills that passed between the Senate and the Assembly would expand the list of people who are prohibited from owning firearms, require permits and a fee when buying ammunition, and ban semi-automatic rifles with detachable ammunition magazines.
University of California faculty members are criticizing a state lawmaker’s proposal to allow public college students to earn degree credit for online courses from outside education providers.