Senate

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California Pregnancy Centers Would Have To Tell Visitors Abortion Is An Option Under New Bill

Crisis pregnancy centers in California would have to tell visitors that abortion is an option under legislation approved by the state Assembly.

05/26/2015

Eric Swalwell

East Bay Congressman Says Letting Patriot Act Expire This Month Would Be A Mistake

Unless there’s an 11th-hour deal, portions of the Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of this month. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is concerned about what that could mean for national security.

05/25/2015

Supreme Court

GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions. Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors.

05/25/2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

California Could Be First State To Ban Using Bullhooks On Elephants

California would be the first state to ban using bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants, under a bill moving through the Legislature.

05/22/2015

(CBS)

State Senators Stall Bill Funding More Benefits For Foster Kids Transitioning To Adulthood

California’s State Senate Appropriations Committee has shelved a bill to give certain foster children critical help in making the transition to adulthood.

05/13/2015

A $20 bill imagined with Harriet Tubman (CBS NEWS)

Harriet Tubman Wins Vote To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill

A group that has been campaigning to replace Andrew Jackson’s face on the $20 bill with a woman has chosen 19th-century abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.

05/12/2015

(CBS SF)

GOP Budget Targets Boosts War Spending, Takes Aim At Affordable Care Act

House and Senate GOP negotiators are sealing agreement on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans to more easily target the Affordable Care Act while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon.

04/27/2015

Tom Del Beccaro

In KPIX Interview, Former California GOP Chairman Launches Campaign For U.S. Senate

Tom Del Beccaro, former chairman of the California Republican Party, announced on KPIX Sunday that he’s launching a longshot bid to succeed Barbara Boxer as California’s next U.S. senator

04/26/2015

Vaccination

Contentious Vaccination Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

The bill still has to move through two Senate committees and the Assembly before it can even reach Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

04/22/2015

The state capitol in Sacramento. (CBS)

Security Stepped Up At State Capitol After Vaccine Bill Author Receives Death Threats

Security has been stepped up at the state capitol Tuesday night after the author of a bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children received death threats.

04/14/2015

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