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.
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.
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.
The state Senate has passed a bill that would make nannies, housekeepers, childcare providers and caregivers in California eligible for overtime and meal breaks.
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.
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.
A bill aimed at bringing order to California’s medical marijuana economy has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
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.
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.
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.