State Lawmakers In Tough Spot With Gov. Brown's Low-Income Housing DealCalifornia legislative leaders seeking a big influx of money for low-income housing got Gov. Jerry Brown on board, but there's a catch: Lawmakers will have to approve Brown's contested proposal to speed approval for developments that include affordable units.
State Sen. Leno Seeks To Ban Most Solitary Confinement Of JuvenilesState Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, announced Tuesday a new try for a law that would sharply limit solitary confinement of youth in juvenile correctional facilities in California.
Lawmakers Agree Fixing California's Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For ItThe state legislature is talking transportation -- specifically how to pay for much-needed repairs to the infrastructure. On Sunday, state senator Mark Leno discussed the challenges with KPIX 5's Phil Matier.
Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Banning E-Cigarettes In California Bars, Public BuildingsSB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from using the devices in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke.
State Sen. Mark Leno Could Challenge Ed Lee In 2015 San Francisco Mayor’s RaceThe race for mayor in San Francisco could become a serious showdown. Rumors of State Sen. Mark Leno challenging incumbent Mayor Ed Lee are picking up steam, and Leno is not denying the possibility of a campaign.
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Approving Gender-Neutral Terms In State Marriage Statutes Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation replacing language in state law that defines marriage as "between a man and a woman."
Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking Victims Get New Protections To Escape AbuseThe bill, authored by state Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, gives survivors of human trafficking the right to terminate residential leases in order to protect themselves against their abusers. The bill also strengthens existing protections for survivors of domestic violence who are forced to vacate a rental property for personal safety reasons.
State Lawmakers Consider Special Election For Gov. Brown's BudgetA March 10 deadline loomed for lawmakers considering whether to put Brown's tax extension plan before voters in a June special election.