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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.

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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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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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Bill Would Boost Privacy For California Marijuana Customers

February 19, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The bill has no ability to prevent federal authorities from seizing customer information, but could slow the flow of unwanted junk mail.

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California Lawmaker Hopes Bot Bill Sheds Light On Fake Social Media Accounts

February 5, 2018 | Chris Nichols

Democratic state Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Los Angeles said his bill would not ban bots. Instead, it would shed light on the fake accounts that simulate real people and spread waves of false information across their platforms, the lawmaker said.

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Four Current California Lawmakers, Including Governor Candidate Travis Allen, Named In Sexual Harassment Claims

February 2, 2018 | Ben Adler | Sammy Caiola | Nick Miller | Bob Moffitt

The California Senate and Assembly released 12 years of documents that show a combined 18 substantiated or well-founded sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers or top staffers.

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New California Law Bans Smoking, Ingesting Marijuana While Driving Or Riding In Car

December 18, 2017 | Chris Nichols

The sale of recreational pot will be legal at shops across California starting in January, but consumers won’t be able to light up or snack on any marijuana products while driving or riding as a passenger in a car.

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Stalled Bill To Help California Schools Fight Fake News To Be Revived

December 11, 2017 | Chris Nichols

Three bills aimed at fighting fake news stalled at the Capitol this past year. State Sen. Bill Dodd says he'll revive his media literacy bill in January.

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