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