California Democrats Revive Universal Health Care Bill, Paid For By Tax IncreaseDemocrats in the California Legislature on Thursday revived a plan for what could be the nation’s first universal health care system — prompting strong opposition from doctors and health insurers over tax increases for businesses and individuals that would pay for the plan and only if voters approved the tax hikes.
California Lawmakers Relocate To Make Way For New Building To Replace State Capitol AnnexCalifornia's Legislature will reconvene in about a month, but staff are busy this week building boxes instead of bills as they work to quickly vacate their offices ahead of the scheduled demolition of their nearly 70-year-old workspace.
Commission Approves 4.2% Pay Raises For Gov. Gavin Newsom, California LawmakersThe California Citizens Compensation Commission voted Tuesday to approve 4.2% pay hikes for Newsom, state lawmakers and other state elected officials.
Bills To End 'Spousal Rape' Distinction Stall In California LegislatureEfforts by Bay Area lawmakers to end what's been called an archaic distinction between spousal rape and other forms of sexual assault appear to have stalled for the year.
Bill Eliminating School Lunch Debt For Low-Income Students Goes To State LegislatureA new bill submitted to the California assembly Thursday would eliminate school lunch debt for low-income students in the state.
COVID: California Assembly Schedules New Session to Be Held In NBA ArenaThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to turn institutions on their heads, as the California Assembly announced this week that it plans to hold its next legislative session at an NBA arena.
California On Track To Ban Flavored Tobacco ProductsThe California Assembly passed a flavored tobacco ban on Monday. The ban faces one more vote in the Senate before heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
California Legislature Proposes First-In-The-Nation Wealth TaxA bill proposed in the California State Assembly would, if passed, implement a wealth tax on California residents -- the first of its kind in the nation.
Rule Change Allows CA Lawmakers At Risk For COVID-19 To Vote Without Being PresentThe California Assembly changed its rules on Monday to let lawmakers at high risk for the coronavirus vote on bills without being present in the chamber.
Assembly Bill Would Create State Bank To Help Local Governments, Small Businesses During PandemicA group of state legislators from the Bay Area and Southern California announced Thursday the introduction of a state bill that would create a state bank capable of giving loans to local governments and small businesses during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting Makes Stunning Extramarital Affair Apology On Social MediaLong-time San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting took to social media Saturday, issuing a public apology to his family, fellow lawmakers and constituents for having an extramarital affair.
State Legislature Extends Recess Into May Because of CoronavirusLawmakers recessed on March 16 after they agreed to give Gov. Newsom $1 billion to spend responding to the coronavirus. Friday, legislative leaders announced they plan to reconvene May 4.
State Senate Leader: California Legislature Won't Reconvene April 13A leader of the California Senate says the Legislature will not reconvene on April 13 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
California Legislature Still Meeting Despite Coronavirus OutbreakChurches, bars and even Disneyland are closed in California to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But one thing is still open as scheduled: the state Legislature.
Little Or No Choice In Many California Legislative RacesMillions of Californians have little or no choice when it comes to choosing a state legislator.