State Sen. Mark Leno

Road Work

Lawmakers Agree Fixing California’s Roads And Bridges Is Essential But Not On How To Pay For It

The 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.

08/16/2015

Vaping Lounge

Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Banning E-Cigarettes In California Bars, Public Buildings

SB140 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.

01/27/2015

Mark Leno

State Sen. Mark Leno Could Challenge Ed Lee In 2015 San Francisco Mayor’s Race

The 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.

11/18/2014

Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California

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.”

07/07/2014

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Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking Victims Get New Protections To Escape Abuse

The 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.

08/20/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Consider Special Election For Gov. Brown’s Budget

A March 10 deadline loomed for lawmakers considering whether to put Brown’s tax extension plan before voters in a June special election.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/28/2011