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.
California Lawmakers Accused Of Misconduct; None PunishedDocuments released by the California Legislature show four lawmakers have faced sexual misconduct complaints since 2006. None were formally punished.
Lawmakers Kill Effort To Expand California Rent ControlAn effort to expand rent control in California died Thursday in a legislative committee after four hours of testimony as hundreds of landlords and renters raucously chanted from the hallway outside.
California Senate Picks Female Leader Amid Misconduct ProbesSan Diego Sen. Toni Atkins was tapped Thursday by fellow state Senate Democrats to replace Kevin de Leon and become the chamber's first female leader.
California Legislature Investigates Senator's Behavior With Female StafferA Senate spokesman says Tony Mendoza has been the target of an internal investigation for six weeks.
California Legislature Spent $580,000 To Settle ClaimsThe California Legislature paid at least $580,000 in the last five years to settle harassment, racism and other claims, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
State Senate Hires Outside Firms To Investigate Sexual HarassmentThe California Senate is hiring two outside firms to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and assault and to review its policies for addressing such incidents.
Lawmakers Approve Moving California Presidential Primary To MarchThe bill would move the presidential primary to the Tuesday after the first Monday in March -- three months earlier than the June contest held in 2016.