- Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law Updated: Jul-02-15 8:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he has signed legislation removing the word "lynching" from the state's criminal code following the arrest of a black activist at a Black Lives Matter protest.
- Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law Updated: Jul-02-15 7:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that removes the word "lynching" from California law.
- California delays plan to replace statue of soon-to-be saint Updated: Jul-02-15 7:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California lawmaker announced Thursday that he is delaying a plan to replace a statue of the missionary Rev. Junipero Serra with a statue of astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol, succumbing to criticism from Roman Catholics ahead of Pope Francis' planned visit to the United States in September.
- Ex-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeering Updated: Jul-02-15 3:34 am
SAN FRANCISCO - A former California state senator - once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office - is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
- Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage Updated: Jul-01-15 4:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.
- What's next for California's contentious vaccine law Updated: Jun-30-15 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
- Bill to revive restrictions on sex offender housing stalls Updated: Jun-30-15 5:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A bill seeking to revive broad restrictions on where sex offenders can live in California has stalled in a state Senate committee.
- California lawmakers to hold hearing on pot farm water use Updated: Jun-30-15 7:47 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A state legislative committee will look at the impact of the drought and water use by illegal marijuana cultivators on North Coast fisheries at a hearing in Sacramento.
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Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight
- California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees Updated: Jun-29-15 7:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.
- California lawmakers applaud decision in redistricting case Updated: Jun-29-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of California's congressional delegation on Monday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts.
- California lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding Updated: Jun-29-15 2:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing.
- Bill would bar utility from taking tax deductions on penalty Updated: Jun-27-15 6:59 pm
SAN BRUNO, California - A bill in the California Legislature would prohibit the state's largest utility from claiming tax deductions for a $1.6 billion penalty stemming from a deadly 2010 natural gas explosion.
- Casey Kasem visiting rights dispute sparks California bill Updated: Jun-25-15 5:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill prompted by a family dispute over who could visit radio broadcasting legend Casey Kasem before his death last year.
- California bill requires hearings for school military gear Updated: Jun-25-15 4:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A bill moving through the California Legislature would mandate public hearings before schools accept military gear such as rifles and tanks.
- California bill to ban dry lawn fines heads to governor Updated: Jun-25-15 3:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Legislature has sent the governor a bill to protect residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.
- Governor signs California budget with anti-poverty efforts Updated: Jun-24-15 5:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a spending plan Wednesday that uses California's growing surplus to fund new initiatives aimed at providing relief to the poor.
- Bill helps medical marijuana users access organ transplants Updated: Jun-22-15 8:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers have passed a bill that prevents medical marijuana users from being denied organ transplants just because they use pot.
- California Highway Patrol to test body cameras next year Updated: Jun-18-15 6:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's best-known law enforcement agency will begin testing body cameras next year under a proposal included in the state budget that lawmakers will consider on Friday.
- California lawmakers call church shooting a 'travesty' Updated: Jun-18-15 3:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are calling the Charleston church slayings a travesty and a scar on the country.
- Legislature scales back California high-speed rail reporting Updated: Jun-15-15 8:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic lawmakers approved legislation Monday that would require less frequent reporting by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to the state Legislature as part of a state budget package.
- Distracted GOP lawmaker accidentally OKs California budget Updated: Jun-15-15 8:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A Republican lawmaker accidentally cast his party's first vote for the California budget in years because he was distracted by Facebook.
- Democrats propose Proposition 13 overhaul for businesses Updated: Jun-10-15 3:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Two Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a longshot overhaul of voter-approved limits on commercial property taxes.
- California lawmaker proposes steep tax for water guzzlers Updated: Jun-09-15 8:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's worst water-guzzling residents and businesses could get slapped with 300 percent taxes on their bills under drought-inspired legislation that was proposed Tuesday but faces a tough path before it could actually affect local water bills.
- Senate approves new pact with casino tribe near Sacramento Updated: Jun-08-15 6:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers are ratifying a new agreement with an Indian tribe that runs a popular Northern California casino.