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Tom Ammiano

weapon, assault, rifle,

California Lawmakers Consider Range Of Gun Control Measures

California lawmakers promised Tuesday to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases, proposals that would add to state regulations already among the toughest in the nation.

01/29/2013

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Health Care Shift To Affect 860,000 California Children

California is eliminating its Healthy Families program and moving those children into the state’s Medicaid program in an effort to save a projected $73 million a year.

10/16/2012

(CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs ‘Good Samaritan’ Bill To Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths

Drug users and underage drinkers seeking medical help will no longer have to fear charges under a so-called “good Samaritan” bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

09/21/2012

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

California State Senate OKs Rules For Domestic Workers

The state Senate has passed a bill that would make nannies, housekeepers, childcare providers and caregivers in California eligible for overtime and meal breaks.

08/29/2012

Seth Walsh

California Anti-Bullying Measure Named For Gay Teen Goes Into Effect

A school anti-bullying measure named after a 13-year-old who killed himself after endless homophobic harassment by classmates is now in effect statewide.

07/02/2012

(CBS)

Bill Moves To Limit Federal Fingerprint Program In California

A key policy committee recently approved legislation that would limit the state’s participation in a federal fingerprinting program that calls for local jails to help immigration officials deport arrestees who are in the United States illegally.

06/25/2012

marijuana, pot, cannabis, medical

Bill To Regulate California Pot Clubs Clears 1st Hurdle

A bill aimed at bringing order to California’s medical marijuana economy has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

04/17/2012

A box is filled with marijuana plants at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco (AP)

Bay Area Lawmakers Ask Feds To End Pot Club Crackdown

Two Bay Area state legislators called on federal prosecutors Wednesday to “cease your senseless assault” on medical marijuana dispensaries, but at the same time said they want to talk to U.S. officials.

10/19/2011

Bullying

Supporters Celebrate New Anti-Bullying Law In San Francisco

Supporters of California’s new anti-bullying law law gathered in San Francisco Monday for a bittersweet celebration following last week’s signing by Governor Jerry Brown.

10/17/2011

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police push back demonstrators that are trying to keep a train from leaving the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Police Reforms Questioned At State Assembly Hearing

The Bay Area Rapid Transit police force was the focus of a lawmakers’ hearing in Sacramento Tuesday, and there were plenty of questions about the status of reforms following two deadly shootings by BART police officers.

09/28/2011

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