Mark DeSaulnier

September 11 memorial license plate. (CBS)

California 9/11 Relatives To Get Second Shot At Scholarships Funded By Memorial License Plates

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.

08/22/2014

A view of the new Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower on August 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, workers are making final repairs to the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge which is set to open on September 3. The bridge will be the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Top Transportation Officials Grilled Over Alleged Conspiracy Of Hiding Bay Bridge Problems

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.

08/05/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

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.

07/28/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Support For Campaign Reform Legislation In Sacramento Ebbs After Scandals

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.

07/07/2014

Supporters are hoping a pink California license plate will increase breast cancer awareness. (PinkPlate.com)

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.

06/11/2014

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Pay-By-Mile Floated As Alternative To Gas Tax For California Drivers

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.

05/06/2014

Mark DeSaulnier

State Senator Targets CEO Super Salaries In Proposed Bill

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.

05/04/2014

Mark DeSaulnier

East Bay Lawmaker Helps Grandmother, Boy Tied Up In Home Invasion

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.”

02/24/2014

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: $270K Study To Improve Caltrans Lacks Specifics

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.

02/03/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

State Senate Holds Hearing Over Bay Bridge Construction Flaws

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.

01/24/2014

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