Citizens Redistricting Commission Defends New Maps - 'They Represent The Wishes Of The People Of California'Members of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission defended their months of sometimes chaotic work Monday as they handed off the completed maps that, barring successful court challenges, will govern congressional and legislative elections for the next 10 years.
Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Newsom's CutsThe California Senate's plan to make up the state's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to public education and health care programs.
New CA Law Limits Neighbors' Ability To Appeal Navigation CentersEffective immediately in certain zoned areas, people in California cannot appeal a decision to build a homeless navigation center.
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.
CA Lawmakers Approve 'Wildfire Surcharge' Critics Call A PG&E BailoutCalifornians will foot the bill for the recent wine country wildfires, according to a plan just approved by state lawmakers.
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.
State Senate Approves Staff Whistleblower Protections In Harassment CasesCalifornia legislative staff members moved one step closer to winning whistleblower protections if they report sexual misconduct or other misbehavior under legislation passed Thursday by the state Senate, which had stonewalled the measure for four years.
California Senate Approves Medication Abortion On CampusesCalifornia would be the first state to require public universities to offer medication abortion under legislation approved in the state Senate Monday, a bill that if signed into law would mark a vast expansion of a service that's rare on college campuses.
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.
Dave Cogdill, Former State Senate Leader from Central Valley, Dies at 66Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill has died after battling pancreatic cancer.
State Senate Candidates Jane Kim And Scott Wiener Go On The OffensiveTwo San Francisco supervisors vying for a seat in the California Senate, are going on the offensive.
Rape Kit Reporting Bill Fails In State SenateA bill to strengthen rape kit reporting requirements for police departments has failed to advance in the California Senate.
State Senate Rejects Bill That Would End Extended Sentences For Repeat Drug OffendersThe state Senate is rejecting a bill that would end a practice of extending jail and prison sentences for repeat drug offenders.
San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim Kicks Butt In Her New AdSan Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim is running for State Senate and she has a new ad where she shows off her black belt in taekwando.
California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An HourCalifornia state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a "job killer".