California Legislators Eye Climate Bond to Prepare for DisastersIn a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits.
Dave Cogdill, Former State Senate Leader from Central Valley, Dies at 66Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill has died after battling pancreatic cancer.
State Sen. Yee’s Suspension Leaves Fate Of 17 Bills In DoubtLast week’s suspension of State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the fate of 17 bills pending in California's Legislature in doubt.
Democrats' Supermajority Down By 2 In State SenateSenate Democrats are beginning the new two-year session Monday with a 27-vote supermajority -- instead of 29 votes -- because Gloria Negrete McLeod of Chino and Juan Vargas of San Diego resigned their seats last week after being elected to Congress.
Major Pay Cut Looms For California's Elected OfficialsState elected officials will have their annual salaries cut by thousands of dollars starting next month, but the reductions approved by a panel in May could be reversed once the budget deficit ends.
Feinstein Wants California Legislators To Curb Abusive Lawsuits Over ADAThe senator said she is concerned that some lawyers are taking advantage of small businesses by filing lawsuits under the Americans With Disabilities Act.