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U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Boxer Seeks Nationwide Labeling Of Genetically Modified Foods

Following the defeat of Proposition 37 last November, Sen. Barbara Boxer is proposing federal legislation that would require labeling for genetically-modified foods nationwide.

05/02/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein Vows Assault Weapons Ban ‘Will Get A Vote’

Senator Dianne Feinstein plans to force a Senate vote on her assault weapons ban proposal despite its removal from a broader gun control package being pushed by fellow democrats.

03/25/2013

Medi-cal

Lawmakers Give Initial OK to Medi-Cal Expansion

State lawmakers have given initial approval to bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.

03/08/2013

People at a nightclub. (CBS)

SF Supe Proposes Streamlined Nightlife Permit Process

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener’s legislation would encourage events play by the rules, making it easier for DJs to get permits and encouraging live music at outdoor venues.

02/27/2013

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2012 Chevron Refinery Fire Ignites New Legislative Efforts

Two East Bay lawmakers have introduced bills in Sacramento meant to address issues that they say came up following last year’s Chevron Refinery fire.

02/26/2013

A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Remove Tax Break For Boy Scouts Over Gay Exclusions

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow California to strip the tax exempt status from youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, if they have policies that exclude gay members.

02/20/2013

Lesbian Wedding

Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex Couples

Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.

02/15/2013

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stands next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference January 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein, Democrats Reintroduce Assault Weapon Ban

Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

01/24/2013

John Avalos

San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Regulations On Corporate Shuttle Buses

The buses are used by tech companies in Silicon Valley to shuttle employees from San Francisco.

10/18/2012

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

California Driverless Car Law Raises Privacy Concerns

California’s new driverless car legislation is raising a red flag from some consumer groups who are concerned the robo-cars could track a person’s movement and pass them on to advertisers.

09/27/2012

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