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Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer seen "ghost voting" for Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal. In 2013, KPIX 5 caught Jones-Sawyer casting a vote for Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez. (CBS)

After KPIX 5 Exposes ‘Ghost Voting’ In California State Assembly, Members Continue Practice

One vote per person: That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Yet last year, KPIX 5 showed you members of our State Assembly casting votes for other lawmakers. It’s called “ghost voting.” The practice is against the rules, but it’s still going on.

05/09/2014

A low-income housing complex in Oakland. (CBS)

California’s Low-Income Renters Could Get Tax Rebate With Newly-Introduced Legislation

Two members of California’s State Assembly have introduced legislation that would provide tax rebates for low-income renters in California on a sliding-scale basis.

04/28/2014

A volunteer disposes a used syringe of heroin. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Expiring Law Sets Up New Needle Giveaway Battle In California

It’s long been a public health debate about whether it’s good policy to make clean needles available to drug addicts and the topic is again up for discussion after San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced a bill this month addressing the issue.

02/24/2014

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Deaths Of BART Workers During Strike

A state legislative committee is planning to hold a hearing in response to the deaths of two Bay Area Rapid Transit track inspectors who were struck by a train.

10/29/2013

An artist's rendition of the new arena for the Golden State Warriors at Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. (Snøhetta & AECOM)

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Signs Bills To Help Build NBA Arenas

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills into law that will help build new NBA arenas for the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings.

09/27/2013

Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer is seen voting for Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, in a practice known as "ghost voting." (CBS)

Ghost Voting: California Assembly Members Caught Breaking The Rules

KPIX 5 was at the State Capitol and watched the Assembly at work during the last two weeks of the session. Lawmakers were voting on hundreds of bills. But we noticed something strange: Many votes were being cast without anyone sitting in the chair.

09/23/2013

City College of San Francisco. (CBS)

Political Heavyweights Push Effort To Regain Accreditation At City College Of San Francisco

Four members of the state legislature are pushing forward with efforts to help the school regain accreditation.

07/16/2013

Warriors San Francisco Venue Development Project

Assembly Bill Provides Small Step Toward New Warriors Arena

The state Assembly has approved a bill that clears a procedural step in the Golden State Warriors’ attempt to build a new arena in San Francisco.

05/31/2013

Lesbian Wedding

Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex Couples

Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.

02/15/2013

City College of San Francisco (CCSF)

City College of San Francisco Encouraging Enrollment Despite Accreditation Flap

City College of San Francisco stakeholders joined in solidarity Thursday to call on students to continue enrolling at the school despite accreditation concerns that could lead to its closure.

02/01/2013

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