Gov. Brown Signs Law Increasing Contractor Oversight Following Deadly Balcony CollapseGov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Thursday aimed at providing more oversight of the construction industry following a deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley last year.
San Francisco Legislation Aims To Add Green Roofs To New BuildingsSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation that would allow developers to substitute a "green roof" for solar panels on new construction.
California Arrests Plunge, Lowest On Record Due To Prop 47A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state history.
String Of Mission District Fires Prompts Push For Safer Buildings, Tenant ProtectionsSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos called for a study to examine how to bring fire sprinklers to more buildings in the city.
New York Governor Cuomo's Anti-BDS Executive Order Parallels NY, CA BillsNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo's anti-BDS executive order parallels legislative bills in California, New York and across the country.
Dog In A Hot Car? New Legislation Would Allow Concerned Citizens To Break WindowsA new push to protect pets in California would allow people to free dogs left in hot cars without fear of getting sued under new proposed legislation.
Not Just North Carolina... Laws Aimed At LGBT Community Proposed In Dozens Of StatesLegislation deemed anti-LGBT has been proposed in states across the country to protect those who -- due to religious beliefs -- decline to employ or serve certain people.
State Senator Proposes Adding Race, Ethnicity To Fair Pay LawThe proposal by Sen. Isadore Hall would add "race or ethnicity" to the requirement that employers justify any pay discrepancies between men and women who do "substantially similar" work.
Gov. Brown To Sign Fair Pay Legislation Making It Easier To Challenge Gender-Based Wage GapsA bill recently passed by the Legislature, and that Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he will sign, places the burden on employers to prove a man's higher pay is based on factors other than gender in wage discrimination cases.
Ordinance To Require San Francisco Gun Shops To Videotape Sales Introduced By SupervisorSan Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would require firearms dealers to videotape all gun and ammunition sales and share ammunition sales data with police.
California's Climate Fight Comes Down To Gov. Brown's Negotiations With His Own PartyCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
Right-To-Die Legislation Advances Through California Assembly CommitteeCalifornia lawmakers have advanced right-to-die legislation through an Assembly committee after an earlier measure stalled this year amid opposition from religious groups and some Democrats.

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