Democrats in the Legislature, eager to expand programs that suffered cuts during the economic downturn, are heading toward a showdown with Gov. Brown over the budget surplus and Prop. 30 tax revenues.
In the election a few weeks ago, two more states and Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana. The question is: why hasn’t California?
The state legislature is wrapping up its summer business next week and a consumer group is pushing hard for passage of four bills dealing with Covered California, with hopes of cutting down out-of-pocket costs.
Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.
State Senator Presents Tesla’s CEO With ‘Golden’ Shovel; Courting Auto Maker’s Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Factory
State Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) visited Tesla Motors’ Palo Alto headquarters Friday to deliver a golden shovel to as a gift and a hint to the electric car maker’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk.
A bill that would ban profit making off mugshots is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. There are at least 80 Internet companies that post mugshots and then offer to remove them for a price.
Using voting records and a national survey, two political science professors ranked all 50 state legislatures according to how far apart their left wing and right wing politicians are. California blew away the competition. Colorado and Arizona and Washington followed the Golden State.
Moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Legislature on Sunday approved California’s $108 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year.
In DNA testing by a conservation group, over 40 percent of seafood samples from California restaurants were not the fish that was on the menu, and that’s prompting the legislature to consider making labeling rules clearer.
California lawmakers and statewide elected officials will have a little extra cash in their pockets this holiday season, as their paychecks rise by more than 5 percent starting Sunday.