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Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

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California Leaders Head To Central America Over Immigration Crisis Involving Kids

State Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and other lawmakers head to Central America as the immigration crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors continues.

07/14/2014

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California State Senate Democrats Cancel Golf Fundraiser Over Scandals

The state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.

04/01/2014

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

A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Filed To Block Legislature’s Decision Naming Bay Bridge For Willie Brown

State legislators Thursday approved naming the western span of the Bay Bridge after former state Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, but a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court sought an injunction to block the move.

09/12/2013

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Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Bill To Reduce State’s Overcrowded Prisons

Gov. Brown is expected to sign a bill passed by the state Legislature to help California comply with a federal court order to reduce its prison population, but some legislators oppose it saying it expands private prisons and involuntarily sends some inmates out of state.

09/12/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Set Budget Vote As Deadline Looms

With Gov. Jerry Brown refusing to sign off on their plan, Democratic leaders say they are working on two tracks to pass a budget and continue negotiations with the governor on welfare cuts.

06/15/2012

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