California Senate Votes to Require State Review of All Deadly Police ShootingsThe California Senate voted Sunday to require the state's top prosecutor to investigate all police shootings that kill an unarmed civilian, advancing one of the highest profile reforms introduced this year in response to the killing of George Floyd.
State Senator Wiener Pushes Bill to Streamline Affordable Housing ConstructionCalifornia state sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) introduced legislation on Friday that aims to increase affordable housing production throughout the state by easing zoning restrictions
S.F. Assemblyman's Proposed Bill Clips Tax Breaks for Upscale California HomeownersCalifornia would raise taxes on some homeowners and use the money to pay for homeless services under a bill proposed Thursday by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-S.F.)
California Considers Requiring Zero Emission Truck SalesCalifornia may become the first state to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles.
California Pulls Democratic Candidates Into Big Tech Battle With Big LaborNearly every major Democratic White House hopeful except Joe Biden has waded into a California clash between labor unions and tech giants such as Uber and Lyft over the very definition of work in a changing economy.
Trump-Appointed Fed Court Judges May Shoot Down California Gun-Control LawsA federal judiciary that is becoming increasingly conservative under President Trump and the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has gun control advocates on edge.
Capitol Ideas Get Real As New Year Ushers In Nearly 900 California LawsNew laws in effect Monday cover topics ranging from Trump's immigration crackdown to the new recreational marijuana market to the price of a college education.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning Coal-Export FundingThe legislation was introduced in response to a developer's failed proposal to build a coal terminal in Oakland.
State Oversight May Curb California Marijuana IndustryA California lawmaker has introduced legislation to regulate the state's free-wheeling medical marijuana industry — the farmers that grow the drug, the hundreds of storefront shops that sell it and especially the doctors who write recommendations allowing people to use it.
California 1st To Ban Gay Teen 'Conversion' TherapyCalifornia will become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight.
Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill Allowing Multiple ParentsGov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have let judges declare that some California children have more than two legal parents.
California To Require Waivers For Unvaccinated StudentsParents who don't have their children vaccinated will have to get a waiver from the doctor's office before enrolling their children in school under a new California law signed by Gov. Brown.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Giving Life-Sentence Juveniles 2nd ChanceGov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced signing a bill that could one day bring the release of some criminals who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison.
Battle Heating Up Over Proposition 23
CA Bill Would Allow Some Juvenile Offenders Early Prison Release