California Advances Biggest US Change To Police Use Of ForceCalifornia would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday.
House Republicans to Vote on 2 Separate Immigration BillsThe House will vote next week on two Republican-written immigration bills, a top GOP aide said late Tuesday, as leaders sought to move past an election-year civil war.
Legislators Push For Processing Of Thousands Of Untested Rape KitsAssemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, Tuesday emphasized the importance of two pieces of legislation that aim to tackle a backlog of untested rape kits in California.
Proposal Would Limit When California Police Can Shoot GunsThe legislation would change the standard from using "reasonable force" to "necessary force."
Bill Seeks Millions In Funds For San Francisco Seawall ImprovementsAn aging seawall along San Francisco's iconic waterfront would leave the city defenseless in the event of sea level rise or a major earthquake, but new state legislation announced Monday would help secure more funding to strengthen it.
New Legislation Could Speed Planned Berkeley DevelopmentA new state law could help fast-track a housing project in Berkeley.
Legislators, Protesters Push To Restrict Firearm SalesThe battle for tighter restrictions on gun sales in California includes a couple of new pushes to make it more difficult to purchase firearms.
Wiener Announces New Legislation To End Unnecessary Surgeries On Intersex InfantsState Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced Tuesday that he has introduced a resolution that, if passed, would require California's medical community to discontinue sex assignment and normalization procedures on intersex infants.
Capitol Ideas Get Real As New Year Ushers In Nearly 900 California LawsNew laws in effect Monday cover topics ranging from Trump's immigration crackdown to the new recreational marijuana market to the price of a college education.
Bay Area Lawmaker To Introduce Bill Requiring Net Neutrality In CaliforniaCalifornia state senator Scott Wiener vowed Thursday to introduce a bill that would require net neutrality in California.
Senate Narrowly OKs Near-$1.5 Trillion Tax Bill After Flurry of Final DealsRepublicans pushed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill through the Senate early Saturday after burst of eleventh-hour horse trading.
Gov. Brown Vetoes Ban on Smoking at California Beaches, ParksGov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills Friday that would have banned lighting up in a park or at the beach.