Legislature

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Melissa Griffin: Return Of Legislature Sets Up Flurry Of California Lawmaking

The calm is ending; the storm is here. The California state legislature is back in session and they are going to be very, very busy because they only have until January 25 to submit all the bills they are going to hear this session.

01/07/2013

Ryan Andresen of Moraga was kicked out of the Boy Scouts after 12 years and denied the rank of Eagle Scout after coming out as gay. (Andresen family photo)

California Honors Gay Teen Kicked Out Of Boy Scouts

Assembly Speaker John Perez, who is openly gay himself, will recognize 18-year-old Ryan Andresen at the opening legislative session at noon.

12/03/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Calls Special Session On Health Care Reform

Gov. Jerry Brown is telling California lawmakers that he will call a special legislative session on health care at the end of the year.

08/17/2012

A model for the planned new stadium of the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Melissa Griffin: Lawmakers Back To Work; Santa Clara Stadium Fight Begins

With legislative recess over, our lawmakers are back in Sacramento to complete the business for the year, and that includes legislation addressing a recent issue over the 49ers Santa Clara stadium.

08/07/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fact Check: California Democrats Not Done With Budget

Democratic lawmakers say they balanced California’s budget and passed it on time for the second year in a row. But is the budget really done? No.

06/19/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Pass Budget, But Work Unfinished

Democratic lawmakers have approved a plan to balance California’s $15.7 billion deficit without Gov. Jerry Brown’s endorsement so they can keep collecting their paychecks.

06/15/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Set Budget Vote As Deadline Looms

With Gov. Jerry Brown refusing to sign off on their plan, Democratic leaders say they are working on two tracks to pass a budget and continue negotiations with the governor on welfare cuts.

06/15/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Voters Pass Proposition 28, Reforming Term Limits

The measure would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature, but it would allow them to serve all 12 years in one house.

06/05/2012

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Decision At Hand On Prop 28 Term Limit Tweak

Californians were deciding whether to tweak legislative term limits to allow lawmakers to remain in either the Assembly or Senate for up to 12 years.

06/05/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown (C) is applauded by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (R) before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Campaign Cover Story: Prop 28

Is the latest attempt to modify California’s term limits law a smart compromise or a dishonest power grab? In two weeks, California voters will decide the issue – once again.

05/22/2012

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