State Senator Mark Leno
The health care department for California’s prison system is under fire, after reports that pregnant inmates were coerced into having sterilization surgery.
A proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay scouts, but to continue to exclude gay adults from serving as leaders has offended two gay legislators from San Francisco.
A state senator called for a legislative hearing regarding California’s oil refineries after Chevron announced that a unit at its Richmond refinery will remain closed until next year.
State senators have rejected a bid to make California the 14th state to end felony penalties for those convicted of possessing small amounts of drugs for personal use.
San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno is more and more optimistic that his bill, which would reduce punishment for possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, will pass the full state senate when it is voted on next week.
State Senator Mark Leno said he remains optimistic that legislators will come to an agreement over the state budget this week.
An interview with State Senator Mark Leno on the ongoing problems legislators in Sacramento are facing in coming up with a solution to solve California’s budget crisis.