Lawmakers Criticize Gov. Newsom's Plan to Disburse Funds to Fight HomelessnessCalifornia lawmakers and mayors expressed skepticism Thursday over Gov. Newsom's proposal to give $750 million to state-selected regional administrators rather than to local government to address the state's growing homelessness crisis
Governor Signs S.F. Lawmaker's Urgency Funding Bill for Recycling CentersGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a San Francisco assemblyman's urgency measure providing funding to bolster the dwindling presence of recycling centers in California. The bill takes effect immediately.
Gov. Newsom Signs Slate of New Gun RegulationsGov. Gavin Newsom signed 15 bills into law Friday that will enact new gun regulations in California.
Proposed Bill Would Allow San Francisco To Charge Toll To Drive Down Crooked Lombard StreetA San Francisco lawmaker is introducing a bill which would give the city the legislative authority to start charging and requiring a reservation to drive down crooked Lombard Street.
State Lawmakers Propose Reforms Following College Admissions ScandalFive California lawmakers announced on Thursday a package proposal of sweeping college admissions reforms in the wake of the recent bribery scandal.
California Assembly Bill Would Expunge 8 Million Criminal ConvictionsAssemblyman Phil Ting joined San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón Thursday to announce state legislation he's introducing that would use technology to clear records for former convicts eligible under existing laws.
California May Expand Gun Violence Restraining Order LawCalifornia lawmakers took steps Monday to let school employees ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from potentially dangerous people in the wake of a mass school shooting in Texas.
After KPIX 5 Exposes ‘Ghost Voting’ In California State Assembly, Members Continue PracticeOne vote per person: That's the way it's supposed to work. Yet last year, KPIX 5 showed you members of our State Assembly casting votes for other lawmakers. It's called “ghost voting.” The practice is against the rules, but it’s still going on.
Ghost Voting: California Assembly Members Caught Breaking The RulesKPIX 5 was at the State Capitol and watched the Assembly at work during the last two weeks of the session. Lawmakers were voting on hundreds of bills. But we noticed something strange: Many votes were being cast without anyone sitting in the chair.
Non-English Speakers In California Face Affordable Care Act ChallengesCovered California is preparing to provide Californian's with many options for obtaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but it faces issues when it comes to serving the needs of patients who can't speak English.
Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex CouplesCurrently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.