State Government News
Tea party members in California spent Tax Day trying to send a message to the government.
After three years of bitter disputes, there appears to be a deal in the California legislature on a bill that would make it easier for school districts to fire teachers accused of abusing students. But not all education groups are on board.
A new Field Poll finds that Californians continue to have a very low opinion of the U.S. Congress.
A new study says students at California’s Community Colleges are achieving many of their academic goals. But Community College officials say they’ll be recovering from the drastic cuts during the Great Recession for years to come.
Money generated from California’s cap-and-trade program would go to mass transit, sustainable affordable housing and high speed rail under a proposal by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. Steinberg is backtracking from his previous proposal.
The latest polls have Republican Businessman Neel Kashkari in fourth place in the California governor’s race. But observers say his campaign may actually have a strategic advantage.
A ban on lead hunting ammunition starts this week, and wildlife officials want to hear from hunters.
The California Secretary of State’s office is defending the state’s election performance after it was ranked 49th in a recent study.
A new report says adjustments to Proposition 30 and other tax policy changes could improve the situation for low-income Californians who pay a disproportionate share of their income in taxes.
California and federal agencies have released a plan about how they’ll operate the state and federal water projects during the drought. The plan does not change water allocations.
(AP) -- A bill that would ban the captive breeding and shows of orcas in California has stalled for the year in the state legislature after a fierce debate.
Undocumented California State University and University of California students, who can’t get federal or private loans, would be eligible for a state loan program to be established under a new bill in the legislature.
California Governor Jerry Brown says reducing prison overcrowding continues to be a top priority.
A national study released today ranks California near the bottom in election performance.
For the second time in a year, California lawmakers will consider a bill that would create a medical interpreters program. The bill’s backers say circumstances are different this time.
The California state senator accused of political corruption, bribery and arms trafficking has pleaded "not guilty" to all charges.
California legislative committees Tuesday heard a package of bills that would raise the level of funding for public assistance programs that have been cut in recent years.
A federal court has ruled in favor of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in a dispute over development around Lake Tahoe.
A bill, up for discussion this week, would make the practice of mislabeling fish or shellfish illegal in California.
A bill that would ban the sale of personal care products containing microplastics in California will get its first hearing Monday.
A bill that would more than double the number of competitive Cal Grant awards each year has passed a California Assembly Committee.
(AP) -- A bill moving in the California Legislature now would protect people in homeowner associations from retribution if they reduce water use for landscaping.
Animal rights activists will gather at the state Capitol Monday and petition lawmakers in support of a bill that would ban killer whale shows and captive breeding in California.
Under a bill in the California legislature, human trafficking would be classified as a gang-related offense and subject to stiffer sentencing.
California Governor Jerry Brown is praising counties and law enforcement agencies for their work implementing his landmark criminal justice system overhaul known as “realignment.” But law enforcement groups are lobbying for a significant change.
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