Commission Approves 4.2% Pay Raises For Gov. Gavin Newsom, California LawmakersThe California Citizens Compensation Commission voted Tuesday to approve 4.2% pay hikes for Newsom, state lawmakers and other state elected officials.
California State Senate Approves Taking Badges From Bad OfficersCalifornia lawmakers on Wednesday advanced three criminal justice reform bills, including one that could end the careers of bad apple police officers, an idea that failed last year despite broad public outrage over the police killing of George Floyd.
Peninsula Voters Appear To Choose Democrat Josh Becker For 13th State Senate DistrictDemocrat Josh Becker appeared to lead the race to replace retiring Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) for California’s 13th State Senate District, ahead of Republican Alexander Glew.
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.
Coronavirus Case In California State Capitol Delays Senate SessionA person who works at the California Capitol has tested positive for the coronavirus, delaying the Legislature in the critical final week of session.
California State Senate Delays Work Over COVID-19 Outbreak At Capitol, Rising Cases StatewideThe California Senate will delay its work because of a coronavirus outbreak at the Capitol and an increasing number of new cases across the state.
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 Legislature Still Meeting Despite Coronavirus OutbreakChurches, bars and even Disneyland are closed in California to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But one thing is still open as scheduled: the state Legislature.
Little Or No Choice In Many California Legislative RacesMillions of Californians have little or no choice when it comes to choosing a state legislator.
East Bay State Senator Describes Health Scare After Being Splattered With Red Liquid At State CapitolSenator Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) said he and other senators were struck by a liquid substance and had to get health checkup's Saturday morning to ensure they had not been infected.
Woman Arrested After Throwing Red Liquid on California SenatePolice have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on the final day of the legislative session.
Newsom Signs Bills Limiting Vaccine Exemptions Amid Protests At CapitolCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations.
California Assembly Committee Backs Tougher Rules For Vaccine ExemptionsA California Assembly committee backed new rules for vaccination exemptions on Thursday following a raucous, hours-long hearing.
Newsom, Lawmaker Reach Compromise On Tougher Vaccine Rules California Gov. Gavin Newsom and a state lawmaker have reached a compromise on legislation aimed at cracking down on fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations.
California Bill To Require Warning Labels On Sodas, Other Sugary Drinks AdvancesSodas and other sugary drinks sold in California could soon require a health warning label to alert consumers of the risk of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.