With Democrat State Senator Leland Yee now under arrest in a federal investigation, and two other state senators taking a leave of absence earlier in March, the problems for the majority party in the California growing in Sacramento and could have larger impacts.
As dozens of supporters and opponents packed the committee room, Democrats in the state Senate began to use their majority to advance a group of seven bills that would further tighten California’s strict gun laws.
A new poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Californians now approve of allowing same-sex marriage couples to marry.
The independent commission set up to redraw the boundaries of California’s legislative, Congressional and Board of Equalization districts, is putting the finishing touches on those new maps.
Would allowing legislators to enact a state budget without a two-thirds majority solve California’s budget problems? And should it be more difficult for lawmakers to impose new fees?