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California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To Governor

A controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.

06/29/2015

(KPIX/ CBS 5)

No Change To California’s Congressional Districts After Supreme Court Ruling

In what’s seen as a big victory for campaign reformers, the Supreme Court has upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission, which in turn upholds California’s.

06/29/2015

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Anti-Gay ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ Not Heading For CA Ballots After Judge Rules Murderous Proposal Unconstitutional

A Superior Court judge has ruled the “Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed ballot initiative that called for the murder of gays is unconstitutional, effectively preventing the hate-filled bill from going before California voters.

06/23/2015

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State Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5 Billion Budget That Boosts Social Spending, Tempting Showdown With Brown

California’s social service programs suffered deep cuts in the last recession, and now Democrats who control both houses of the Legislature want to increase spending on them as the state rebounds.

06/14/2015

A woman wearing oversized sunglasses lettered with the words "stop spying" listens to speakers during the Stop Watching Us Rally protesting surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency, on October 26, 2013, in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Electronic Frontier Foundation Explains Changes As Portions Of Patriot Act Expire And USA Freedom Act Signed

This month’s expiration of portions of the Patriot Act have been counterbalanced by the signing of the USA Freedom Act by President Obama. Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Lee Tien explains what this all means in our KCBS In Depth segment.

06/09/2015

Mark Leno

California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.

06/02/2015

A polling place.  (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Cost To File Ballot Measure in California Jumps From $200 To $8,000 Following Kill All Gays Initiative

It could cost a lot more to file a ballot measure in California.

05/26/2015

(CBS)

A Guide To Protesting In Oakland: What’s Allowed And What’s Not, And What’s Still Unclear

Amid the confusion of protests, arrests, social media half-truths, and mixed messages from news conferences, Oakland police and the mayor’s office have outlined exactly what will and won’t be allowed from protesters.

05/26/2015

Homeless encampment behind homes in South San Jose. (CBS)

Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A Year

Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.

05/26/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Forgets To Endorse San Francisco Mayor Lee For Reelection; Returns To Stage, Makes It Official

California Governor Jerry Brown endorsed San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for reelection at a business conference, but he missed his opportunity to do so during his speech.

05/21/2015

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