Democrats in the state Senate have fallen one vote short in their effort to force political nonprofit groups to reveal their donors this election season -- a response to $15 million in anonymous contributions during the 2012 campaign.
The bill needed one more vote yesterday and two Democrats are on a leave of absence due to political scandals.
That meant Democrats couldn't pass the bill without Republican support and the GOP was opposed.
The state senator from San Diego who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Friday has released a statement regarding the incident.
Measures that would create tougher campaign finance disclosure laws are heading to the governor's desk.
Health care advocates are concerned about a California law that allows the state to claim assets of deceased people who received health care through Medi-Cal.
UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have released a new $7.2 billion water bond proposal, but there's no deal yet. To buy more time, lawmakers have extended Monday's key election deadline by 48 hours.
California senators approved a bill encouraging schools to educate students about Barack Obama's election in the context of past discrimination.