COVID-19 Reopenings: State Lawmakers Pass; Gov. Newsom Signs Eviction Relief BillCalifornians who haven't paid their rent since March 1 because of the coronavirus could stay in their homes through at least Jan. 31 under a bill the state Legislature passed and Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law late Monday -- one day before statewide eviction protections are set to expire.
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 Legislators Pass Bill to Reverse Trump Environmental RollbacksState lawmakers sent to the governor early Saturday morning a bill aimed at stopping the Trump administration from weakening oversight of longstanding federal environmental laws in California.
SF Lawmaker's Bill to Ban Paper Receipts Fails in State LegislatureThe California Legislature had been considering banning paper receipts unless requested by a customer but a legislative committee voted Friday not to send the legislation to the Senate floor for a vote.
Housing, Guns, Vaccines, Worker Rights Bills Await Legislature in Final MonthCalifornia lawmakers returning to work Monday still have lots to do before they adjourn for the year on Sept. 13.
Worsening California Housing Crisis Stymies State LawmakersPolitical wrangling around bills to cap rent increases, set rules for evictions and cut red tape to build housing reveals big splits in the Legislature when it comes to one of the most pressing issues in California.
State Lawmakers Want Gov. Newsom to Keep Health Tax That Trump May NixState lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials.
Following Rout of GOP in California, Democrats Thank TrumpDemocrats benefited from changing demographics and attitudes toward President Trump to overachieve in last month's election by historic margins, even in areas long supportive of Republicans.
Outcome of Central Valley Race Could Tip Power Balance in LegislatureMore than $7.7 million has been spent to win an open state senate race in California's sprawling 12th District, with the two parties dumping in $4.1 million, tops among all legislative races in the state.
Southern California Lawmaker Resigns Assembly After Bathroom Sex Assault ClaimCalifornia Assemblyman Matt Dababneh announced Friday that he's resigning amid an investigation into a lobbyist's allegation he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom last year.
California Assembly Speaker Shelves State Single-Payer Health PlanSpeaker Anthony Rendon called the bill "woefully incomplete."
Gov. Brown, California Lawmakers To Get Pay BoostCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers will get 3 percent pay boosts in December, the latest in a string of annual raises.
California Lawmakers Send Governor $125 Billion BudgetThe Legislature's Thursday vote to pass the one-year spending plan comes largely along party lines, with just a handful of Republicans supporting it.
Court Upholds California Governor's Power To Allow Indian CasinosCalifornia's governor has the authority to allow casinos on Native American land and did not illegally take that power from the legislature.
State Lawmakers Debate Proposed Gun Control BillsThe State Senate Committee on Public Safety reviewed five bills on guns Tuesday, with one proposed law focusing on limiting the purchase of long guns to one firearm per month per person.