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State Government

Breakthrough In Effort To End Cash Bail In California

August 16, 2018 | Ben Adler

The proposal would instead require courts to base pretrial release decisions on inmates’ risks to the public and their flight risks.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio / File

State Government

Lawmakers Reconcile On California Net Neutrality Measure

July 5, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A couple of weeks after a state assemblyman gutted a California net neutrality bill over the objections of its author, the two announced a deal to restore the measure’s restrictions on Internet providers.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Legislature Proposes New Process For Handling Sexual Harassment Complaints

June 18, 2018

A subcommittee meets Monday to discuss proposed overhauls to handling complaints in the Assemby and Senate in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

State Government

Recalled Democratic Senator Condemns GOP In Defiant Speech

June 12, 2018

In a farewell speech on the Senate floor, the Fullerton lawmaker said Republican senators stood by silently while loopholes in the recall process were used to remove him from office.

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State Government

California Senate Supports State-Backed Bank For Pot Money

May 31, 2018

(AP) — California lawmakers moved Wednesday to create a state-backed bank to handle the billions of dollars flowing from the newly legal recreational marijuana market.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Woman Sues California Senate For Firing Her After She Reported She Was Raped

May 3, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

A woman who reported she was raped in December of 2016 by an Assembly employee was fired in September of the following year. She says Senate leadership did nothing to help her as she struggled emotionally with the effects of the attack.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP / File

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat With Sac Bee's Alexei Koseff

March 2, 2018 | Chris Remington

Sacramento Bee reporter Alexei Koseff tracks gun control legislation and the investigation into Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra.

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State Government

California Sen. Tony Mendoza Apologizes, Asks To Keep His Job After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

February 21, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The full California Senate is expected to debate on Thursday whether to censure Sen. Tony Mendoza over alleged sexual misconduct. Options include a suspension, with or without pay, or expulsion.

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