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.
3-Year Ban of Police Body-Camera Face-Recognition Tech Passes LegislatureCalifornia is poised to ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras for three years after votes by the state legislature this week.
San Mateo Legislator Proposes New Rules for Political Advocacy AdvertisingProposed legislation would require groups spending more than $10,000 a year on "issue advocacy ads" about pending legislation or regulation to identify themselves and major funders.
State Lawmakers Seek to Slow Desert Water ProjectA project to pump water from under the Mojave Desert and sell it to people in Southern California could be slowed by a bill approved on Thursday by the Democratic-controlled legislature.
Gas Tax Hike, Ammo Purchase Restrictions Among New State Laws Coming MondayCalifornia's nation-leading gas prices are set to climb even higher Monday, when the state gas tax increases another 5.6 cents a gallon.
Uber, Lyft Drivers Hold Rally To Support Bill Clarifying Them As EmployeesUber and Lyft drivers held a rally Tuesday outside of Uber's San Francisco headquarters to support new state legislation that could convert drivers from gig workers to employees.
Poll Shows Californians Rate Trump's Job Performance Above State Lawmakers'A surprising new poll shows more Californians approve of President Trump than the Democratic-controlled state legislature.
Newsom, Legislators Talk Nice as Bargaining Over $213 Bn Budget BeginsGoodwill between California's new governor and the legislature is about to be put to the test as lawmakers enter the final weeks of budget negotiations.
Legislature Declares May The 4th 'Star Wars Day' In CaliforniaThe California Legislature voted Thursday to declare May 4 "Star Wars Day" in recognition of a Disneyland theme park slated to open later this month.
Battle Resumes In California Legislature Over Police Use Of Deadly ForceOne of the California Legislature's hottest criminal justice debates is resuming with competing proposals over when police can use deadly force.
State Lawmakers Give PG&E Reprieve Amid Fire CasesThe Assembly and Senate adjourned for the year shortly before midnight Friday after passing one of the most contentious bills lawmakers confronted.
Special Interests Use California Ballot To Flex MuscleIn a single day, beverage companies, a wealthy real estate developer and the paint industry all withdrew initiatives that were poised to go before voters after winning something from the Legislature.
Lead Paint Cleanup Ballot Measure WithdrawnPaint companies withdrew an initiative from the Nov. ballot that would have limited their liability for lead paint cleanup and authorized billions of dollars in state bonds to pay for it..
California Legislature May Create New Harassment UnitThe California Legislature may create a new investigative unit to focus on harassment complaints and hire a panel of outside experts to recommend discipline.
State Senator Accused Of Sexual Misconduct ResignsCalifornia State Senator Tony Mendoza resigned over sexual misconduct allegations late Thursday morning just ahead of a possible vote by his colleagues to expel him.