Ellen Corbett

Cellphone camera image of a burning 1999 Lincoln Town Car limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Limo Safety Law In Wake Of Deadly Fire

A bill that aims to improve safety for limousine passengers in the wake of a fatal limousine tragedy that killed five women on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge earlier this year was signed into law Friday.

10/12/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a fatal limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge on May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Bay Area Lawmaker’s Bill Targets Limo Safety After Recent Fires

In response to a deadly limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last month, East Bay lawmaker Ellen Corbett has introduced legislation that would add safety features in limos.

06/11/2013

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California Legislature Looking To Help Out Solar Companies

In the wake of Fremont-based Solyndra’s demise, the state legislature is trying to give California solar companies a push and level the playing field.

09/07/2011

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Phil Matier: Governor Vetoes Bill On Signature-Gathering Fee Change

A bill that would have made it illegal pay a per-signature fee to companies that circulate ballot petitions was vetoed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/02/2011

(CBS)

California Lawmakers Defeat Internet Privacy Bill

California lawmakers on Thursday rejected an Internet privacy bill for a second time after heavy lobbying from Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites that objected to more state regulation.

CBS San Francisco–06/02/2011

(CBS)

California State Senate Rejects Social Network Privacy Bill

California senators rejected a bill Friday designed to increase privacy on social networking sites, persuaded by objections from some of the burgeoning industry’s biggest players.

CBS San Francisco–05/27/2011

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