North Bay Lawmaker Says Gov. Brown's Highway Funding Plan Will Be A Tough Sell In LegislatureGov. Jerry Brown's multi-billion dollar plan to fix the state's rundown roads could run into some speed bumps this week in the California legislature.
North Bay Lawmaker Demands Opening 3rd Lane For Richmond Bridge CommutersAssemblymember Marc Levine is demanding Caltrans reopen a third lane to relieve congestion on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
California Allows Farmers Market Vendors To Offer Beer TastingGov. Jerry Brown's office announced Tuesday he's signed a bill legalizing beer tasting at farmers markets. It's the latest in a string of California laws making markets in the nation's agricultural heartland more booze-friendly.
Boating Under The Influence? State Assemblyman Authors Boater Safety BillA Bay Area member of the state Assembly has authored a bill that would allow law enforcement the right to test the blood of someone they believe may be boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Tunnels North Of Golden Gate Bridge May Finally Get Named After Robin WilliamsState Assemblyman Marc Levine has formally proposed legislation that would name the highway tunnels near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge after Robin Williams. Caltrans maintains they never had an official name.
Marin County DA Asks State Legislature To Strengthen Laws For Altered Replica WeaponsMarin County's district attorney said he wants the state to strengthen laws that address people who disguise replica guns and rifles to look like the real ones—an effort resulting from the recent confrontation between sheriff’s deputies and a 12-year-old boy.
State Assemblyman Working On Legislation To Rename Waldo Tunnel After Robin Williams State Assemblyman Marc Levine says he’s working on legislation to change the name of Marin’s Waldo Tunnel to the Robin Williams Tunnel.
California Legislator Begins Inquiry Over Bay Bridge Contractor BonusesA California legislator is launching another official inquiry on Monday regarding the opening the Bay Bridge’s eastern span. This time, the focus is on the bonuses received by contractors for finishing their projects on time or early.
Bill To Ban Smoking In California Condos, Apartments DefeatedA proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.
State Lawmakers Eye Fracking Regulations With Handful Of BillsState lawmakers have introduced at least eight bills that would regulate the practice of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."