State Government News
All smartphone and mobile devices sold in California would have to come equipped with an anti-theft kill switch under a bill now in the legislature.
Citing the need to restore public trust in the California legislature, Senate Democrats today announced new legislation meant to reduce the influence of lobbyists at the Capitol.
The present cost of health and dental benefits expected to be paid to future and current California retirees is growing. It’s now $64 billion.
The California Secretary of State’s office would become non-partisan under a state lawmaker’s proposed constitutional amendment
There’s a bit more progress in the delicate dance of reaching a deal on a new California water bond proposal that would replace the $11 billion bond currently on the November ballot. But a deal – if any – is still months away.
(AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown will meet Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is visiting the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders.
The new California new law allowing undocumented immigrants to drive legally in the state is drawing questions about the ID requirements to get a license.
Tax time is fast approaching, and some lawmakers in California’s Capitol think, in some cases, you should be getting even more money back from the government.
The California Drought Task Force says it would have to rain almost non-stop for the next couple of months to bring an end to the drought.
Democrats in the California legislature are starting the month down two Senators.
Rod Wright isn’t the only California state lawmaker who’s been accused of living outside his district’s boundaries. He’s just the only one who’s been charged and convicted.
Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) is taking an indefinite leave of absence to fight corruption and bribery charges stemming from an undercover FBI sting operation.
Higher education advocates are asking for a dedicated funding source for California’s Community Colleges. Busloads of students from around the state marched and rallied in Sacramento Monday and met with state lawmakers.
Despite California’s on-going drought, marine biologists are predicting a strong salmon fishing season in the state.
The worst-kept secret at the California Capitol is now out: Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is running for a record fourth term this year.
Some fireworks and political theater on the floor of the California state Senate Thursday, as Republicans sought to force a vote to expel Sen. Rod Wright (D-Los Angeles) and Democrats turned the motion aside.
11:34 A.M.--(AP) -- Both houses of the California Legislature approved a $687 million drought-relief plan Thursday.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are set to flow for emergency drought relief in California. The legislature Thursday passed a package of bills that will fund water projects and provide immediate assistance to the driest parts of the state.
A recent string of unanticipated public health developments in California has state health officials looking for answers. Some of the illnesses were thought to have disappeared decades ago.
There have been several attempts over the years to reform California’s teacher dismissal process. All have been unsuccessful. But that’s not stopping one lawmaker from trying again.
People who adopt shelter pets would get a state tax refund up to $100 under a bill in the California legislature. Supporters of the measure say it would help save animal lives, save public money and offset adoption fees.
California State Senator Rod Wright (D-Los Angeles) is taking a voluntary leave of absence as he works to overturn a jury conviction for voter fraud and perjury.
California State Senator Ron Calderon is facing up to 400 years in prison on public corruption charges. Neither of the bills he’s accused of accepting bribes to promote actually made it through the legislature. But, that may not ultimately matter.
An independent audit recommends that California overhaul its school transportation funding system. The Legislative Analyst’s Office report says the school transportation funding rate is decades old.
A referendum effort on California's new transgender student rights law fails to qualify; a new law requiring the use of gloves by bartenders and chefs is drawing complaints; and guide dog advocates are criticizing the use of fake service dogs.
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