Rape Kit Backlog Bill Could Die Despite Overwhelming SupportSexual assault survivors gathered at the state capitol Tuesday to promote three pending bills in the legislature that aim to reduce rape kit backlog in the state.
Lawmakers A Step Closer To Finally Getting Thousands Of Rape Kits TestedJustice has been delayed for thousands of rape victims because their cases are literally sitting on a shelf.
Congressman Introduces 'COVFEFE' Act: Tweets Count As Presidential RecordA congressman has introduced the 'COVFEFE' Act, which would make social media activity from the President count as Presidential Record.
East Bay Legislator Foiled In Effort To Remove Ban On Communists In State GovernmentRob Bonta is an East Bay assemblyman who thought he was introducing a simple bill. AB 22 would have removed part of California law that bans communists from working in state government.
California Beach Community Battles Legislation Targeted At SeawallsCalifornians who live along the beach argue that they should be allowed to replace or repair their seawalls.
South Bay Officials Push For Legislation To Fix Weather-Damaged RoadsSouth Bay lawmakers and business leaders on Monday were pushing Governor Jerry Brown for major funding to fix potholes in San Jose.
Proposed Law To Expand Rent Control Raises Ire Of LandlordsA housing hearing in San Francisco got heated Friday over a plan that would make it much easier for residents to find a rent-controlled place in California.
San Francisco Legislation Would Make It Harder To Rent SRO Hotels To TouristsProposed legislation stops the practice of renting out SRO rooms by the week, requiring instead a 32-day minimum stay in most cases.
Congress Cracks Down On "Bots" That Snap Up Concert TicketsLegislation passed by the House on Wednesday would crack down on computer software used by ticket brokers to snap up tickets...
Gov. Brown And Schwarzenegger Champion Curbing Of Greenhouse GasesGov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger were together supporting California’s efforts to curb greenhouse gases.
Bay Area Congressman Proposes Higher Taxes For Companies With Skyrocketing CEO PayA Congressman in the San Francisco Bay Area is proposing federal legislation that would tax publicly-owned companies with "excessive" CEO pay more than other companies.
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.