Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program.
A state legislative committee is conducting a hearing into the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge after a report issued last week found that officials with the state transportation department allegedly conspired to keep problems secret.
California Senator Mark DeSaulnier Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Bay Bridge’s Flawed Construction
State Senator Mark DeSaulnier thinks the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was a fiasco. A recent investigation could result in criminal charges based on what he and many others consider substandard work.
Ethics reform legislation in Sacramento, that appeared to be a priority after the arrest of Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee from San Francisco and the additional scandals of two other senators last spring ago, has dissipated.
Pink License Plate For Breast Cancer Stalled In California Legislature While Retro Plate Hits The Streets
As California begins issuing retro-looking license plates, a group of breast cancer survivors are wondering why their bill to create license plates for breast cancer awareness has stalled in the legislature.
The California Legislature is looking at a voluntary program that would eliminate the state’s gas tax, which is currently 2nd highest in the nation at 52.9 cents per gallon. Instead, drivers would be subject to a tax based on vehicle miles traveled of a VMT tax.
California state senator Mark DeSaulnier, speaking with KPIX 5’s Phil Matier on Sunday, defended a proposed bill which would punish corporations that pay their chief executives more than a hundred times the median wage of their workers.
A state senator who on Sunday helped rescue a woman and her grandson following an armed home invasion robbery in Concord said Monday the crime was “unacceptable.”
When the bad bolts for the Bay Bridge’s eastern became big news, Gov. Jerry Brown commissioned a transportation group from the University of Wisconsin to study Caltrans—at the cost of $270,000—and last week, their findings were released in a report.
Several engineers testified Friday at a hearing in Sacramento that more safety testing should have been done before the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge opened up.