State Legislature

Bill To Protect K-12 Students' Online Records Passes State LegislatureCalifornia's state legislature passed a bill whose goal is to protect K-12 students from marketers and identity thieves, which is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
Gov. Brown Dismisses Bid To Delay Fed Order To Reduce Prison PopulationCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is dismissing a proposal by Democratic allies in the state Senate, who want to seek a settlement of a federal lawsuit that could force the state to free thousands of prison inmates later this year.
Political Heavyweights Push Effort To Regain Accreditation At City College Of San FranciscoFour members of the state legislature are pushing forward with efforts to help the school regain accreditation.
California Bill To Raise Minimum Wage Passes In Assembly; Goes Before SenateMinimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.
Gov. Brown Scores Partial Win In California Pension Reform BattleGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced systemic reforms to California’s badly underfunded public pension system that he says will save taxpayers billions of dollars over time.
High-Speed Rail Leaders Voice Guarded Optimism At SF ConferenceThe California project is seen as one that will lay the groundwork for future high-speed rail projects across the country.
California Voters Still Approve Of Governor Brown, But Not LegislatureThe latest Field Poll showed that 66 percent of those surveyed disapprove of the job of legislators in California.
UC President Seeking Another Tuition HikeA former state regent and legislator is calling the UC President's proposed 9.6 percent tuition hike a 'parent tax' on the middle class.
Californians Debate Taxing The Wealthy To Save SchoolsTaxing the rich more to benefit others isn't a new idea, but it has emerged in recent weeks as a potential solution as California tries to salvage its public education system from deep budget cuts.
Bills Aim To Keep California State Parks Open Despite Budget WoesTwo bills being considered by state lawmakers would open the door for local governments or private contractors to keep state parks open.
California Democrats To Lay Out Deeper Cuts, Urge Tax HikesGov. Brown had proposed a state special election in June to ask voters to extend tax hikes that are expiring this year, but the budget negotiations with Republicans broke down this week.
Legislature Puts Off California Budget VoteA budget vote scheduled for Thursday has been delayed, as Governor Jerry Brown and a group of five Republicans continue negotiations.
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