Citizens Redistricting Commission Defends New Maps - 'They Represent The Wishes Of The People Of California'Members of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission defended their months of sometimes chaotic work Monday as they handed off the completed maps that, barring successful court challenges, will govern congressional and legislative elections for the next 10 years.
While California Dems Won’t Lose Majority, Some Battle To Stay In OfficeWhile Democrats in California won’t lose this control of the state legislature -- actually they’ll probably expand their super majority in the assembly and senate -- some incumbents are fighting to stick around.
CA Lawmakers Propose COVID-19 Bills To Help Food Service Workers, Stockpile PPECalifornia lawmakers on Wednesday advanced several bills spurred by the coronavirus, including one designed to aid food sector employees and another to stockpile personal protective equipment so the state isn’t caught short again.
California State Capitol Shut Down After COVID-19 Outbreak, Assemblywoman Tests PositiveA coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed the state Assembly’s return to work from a scheduled summer recess. On Monday, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke tweeted she had a "mask to mask" exposure on June 29 and tested positive on July 4.
State Lawmakers Meet In Rare Session With Gov. Newsom To Address $54.3 Billion Budget DeficitThe California Assembly met in an extraordinary session Tuesday to question Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration about its plan to fill an estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit created by the effects of the coronavirus.
Medical Marijuana May Soon Be Administered At California K-12 SchoolsCalifornia schools may soon allow parents to administer medical marijuana to their children on K-12 campuses.
CA Lawmakers Delay Vote On Proposed Soda Tax, Big Soda Cup Ban Until 2020Efforts to tax sugary drinks and limit how much soda can be sold in a single cup have stalled in the California Legislature.
California Lawmakers Accused Of Misconduct; None PunishedDocuments released by the California Legislature show four lawmakers have faced sexual misconduct complaints since 2006. None were formally punished.
State Assembly Approves California's 'Sanctuary State' BillCalifornia's "sanctuary state" bill that would limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities cleared a major hurdle Friday when it was approved by the state Assembly.
Bills Addressing California Housing Crunch Pass AssemblyCalifornia lacks an estimated 1.5 million affordable housing units compared to demand, and the state's homelessness rate is disproportionately high.
Lawmakers Vote On Bill To Offer Legal Help To Deported VeteransThe state Assembly passed a bill to provide legal help to people who were honorably discharged from the military but have since been deported.
Bills To Curb Youth Smoking Head To California Assembly CommitteeTwo California bills aimed at reducing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes and boosting the legal smoking age to 21 will get a crucial legislative hearing Wednesday.
California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To GovernorA controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.
California A Step Closer To Extending Health Care For Illegal Immigrant ChildrenThe California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.
California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An HourCalifornia state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a "job killer".