Legislature

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

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

Proposition 28 Seeks To Modify Lawmakers’ Term Limits

Proposition 28 on the June 5 primary ballot would reduce the total number of years lawmakers can serve in the Legislature from 14 to 12, but it would allow them to serve all of that in one house.

05/09/2012

John Chiang. (CBS)

Judge Rules State Controller Can’t Block Lawmakers’ Pay Over Budget Impasse

A judge has affirmed an earlier ruling that the state controller does not have authority to withhold lawmakers’ pay when the Legislature fails to pass a balanced budget on time.

04/27/2012

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

Controller: California Could Face Cash Crunch By March

State Controller John Chiang sent a letter to lawmakers, telling that immediate action needs to be taken or California will run out of cash by early March.

01/31/2012

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

California Democrats Sue Controller For Halting Lawmaker Pay

he Legislature’s Democratic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state controller for blocking lawmakers’ pay last year after deciding they had failed to meet their constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget.

01/24/2012

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)

Momentum Builds For California’s Part-Time Legislature Proposal

Proponents of an initiative that would turn California’s Legislature into a part-time body are already raising money for their cause.

12/12/2011

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

End To Lawmaker Perk Could Cost California More In Long Run

California lawmakers are going to lose a big perk this week: their mostly-state-funded cars. Interestingly, though, the change could actually cost taxpayers more in the long run.

11/28/2011

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