Bay Area Lawmaker's Bill To Preserve Remote Access For Public Meetings Post-Pandemic Facing ResistanceSome state legislators are trying to preserve remote access to public meetings post-pandemic through the passing of Assembly Bill 339.
New State Bill Would Extend Evictions Moratorium 5 MonthsA newly-proposed bill would temporarily protect people from COVID-related evictions until February of 2021. Gov. Newsom considers it a compromise bill to help tenants while balancing the impact on landlords.
Push For Statewide Police Reform Bill Losing Momentum In CaliforniaWhile a nationwide movement calling for police reform was at one point being echoed by Governor Gavin Newsom, it seems California's move towards substantial reform has lost steam at the state capitol.
Legislature Returns To Sacramento For Five-Week Lawmaking SprintCalifornia lawmakers are returning to work Monday for a furious five-week sprint that will include contentious debates about police brutality, unemployment benefits, hospital mergers and a moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
California Will Allow Absent Legislators to Vote During PandemicCalifornia's legislative leaders said Thursday they will let absent lawmakers vote on bills during the final month of the legislative session after at least seven people who work in the state Capitol became infected with the coronavirus.
Clock's Ticking; State Lawmakers Eye Bills On Vaccines, Guns, Housing California state lawmakers have just two weeks remaining in their session to sort through hundreds of bills, some addressing volatile topics such as vaccinating children and shootings by police.
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.
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.
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.
LA-Based Nonprofit Funds Ballot Measure to Spread Rent ControlThe AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a ballot initiative to let cities and counties regulate rental fees in buildings that state law currently shields from such control.
Legislature Sends 'Sanctuary State' Bill to Gov. BrownThe bill would prohibit law-enforcement officials from asking about a person's immigration status or participating in immigration enforcement efforts.
State Assembly Approves California's 'Sanctuary State' BillCalifornia's "sanctuary state" bill that would limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities cleared a major hurdle Friday when it was approved by the state Assembly.
California Legislature Passes Cap-And-Trade DealCalifornia lawmakers have voted to extend the state's landmark law to combat climate change after hours of fraught debate.
California Assembly Speaker Shelves State Single-Payer Health PlanSpeaker Anthony Rendon called the bill "woefully incomplete."
Effort To Reform California Bail System Stalls In The LegislatureAn effort to reform California's bail system has stalled in the state legislature.