Bills To Curb Youth Smoking Head To California Assembly CommitteeTwo California bills aimed at reducing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes and boosting the legal smoking age to 21 will get a crucial legislative hearing Wednesday.
California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To GovernorA 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.
California Senate Advances Assisted Suicide LawCalifornia lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation's most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor's care.
Bill To Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide In California Up For Senate VoteCalifornia lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation that would make it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs.
Bill To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Clears California SenateCalifornia lawmakers are pushing forward a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.
California A Step Closer To Extending Health Care For Illegal Immigrant ChildrenThe California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.
California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An HourCalifornia 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".
Surveillance Power From Patriot Act Lapses With No Deal In Senate
California Pregnancy Centers Would Have To Tell Visitors Abortion Is An Option Under New BillCrisis pregnancy centers in California would have to tell visitors that abortion is an option under legislation approved by the state Assembly.
East Bay Congressman Says Letting Patriot Act Expire This Month Would Be A MistakeUnless 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.
GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For MillionsA 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.
California Could Be First State To Ban Using Bullhooks On ElephantsCalifornia would be the first state to ban using bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants, under a bill moving through the Legislature.