California Sanctuary State Measure Amended, Heads To SenateA measure intended to impede President Donald Trump’s immigration policy has been amended in a futile attempt make it more acceptable to law enforcement.
Steve Glazer Defeats Susan Bonilla In East Bay State Senate RaceOrinda Mayor Steve Glazer defeated fellow Democrat Susan Bonilla in a special election for a state Senate seat representing the east San Francisco Bay area.
State Lawmakers' Offices Rake In Money For 'Select' Committees That Do LittleCalifornia lawmakers received $6.7 million in staff costs in the last two-year session by leading special committees that don't have to meet or propose bills.
California State Senate Approves Requiring Lactation Rooms For Mothers In Major Airports The state Senate has passed legislation requiring large airports to offer a private space for mothers to breastfeed or pump milk.
Warriors Exec Rick Welts, Actor George Takei Honored By California Legislature For LGBT Pride Month Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei is being recognized by the California Legislature as part of its celebration of LGBT Pride Month.
California Lawmakers Vote To Roll Back Prop 227 Bilingual Education BanA challenge to California's ban on bilingual education in public schools took a step forward Tuesday after the state Senate approved a measure aimed at overturning key sections of the law.
State Senator Targets CEO Super Salaries In Proposed BillCalifornia state senator Mark DeSaulnier, speaking with KPIX 5's Phil Matier on Sunday, defended a proposed bill which would punish corporations that pay their chief executives more than a hundred times the median wage of their workers.
State Senators Get Ethics Training After Leland Yee Arrest, Other ScandalsState senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.
List: The New Bay Bridge's Biggest Problems From emergency repairs, to questionable construction, the Bay Bridge has had plenty of problems on both spans recently. Here's a list of some highlights in our coverage.
California State Senate Democrats Cancel Golf Fundraiser Over ScandalsThe state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.
Gov. Brown Urges Leland Yee To Resign, Wants To Restore ConfidenceCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday called on State Sen. Leland Yee, who faces federal corruption and gun trafficking charges, and two other senators to resign after the state Senate passed a resolution suspending all three.
State Senate Report: Caltrans Allowed Bad Welds On New Bay BridgeA California Senate report released Wednesday on the construction of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge raises questions about the quality of workmanship used to build the $6.3 billion span.
Phil Matier: California's Lawmakers Get A Pay RaiseCalifornia state lawmakers are receiving more in their pay checks, as a raise went into effect on Monday. The California Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increase of more than five percent back in June.
Analysis Reveals Transit Unions Giving Millions To Calif. LawmakersWith BART and AC Transit workers possibly going on strike, a new analysis shows how much money unions representing transit workers donate to state lawmakers.
Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Fracking Bill, Environmentalists Disapprove A landmark bill regulating hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is expected to win final approval in the state Senate on Thursday. Governor Jerry Brown says he will sign it into law, but the state’s major environmental groups no longer support the bill.