- Ex-US Senate candidate Chavez endorses former rival Updated: Feb-12-16 7:35 pm
LOS ANGELES - Four days after withdrawing from California's U.S. Senate race, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez has endorsed another Republican for the job.
- Analyst says California governor undercounts crime savings Updated: Feb-12-16 3:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's nonpartisan legislative analyst says Gov. Jerry Brown is undercounting the savings from a voter-approved measure that cut penalties for drug and property crimes.
- California bill would create gun-violence research center Updated: Feb-11-16 7:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California state senator is proposing legislation to create a gun violence research center at the University of California.
- Insurers back proposed California health plan tax Updated: Feb-10-16 8:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Most of California's health insurance companies said Wednesday they're supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to restructure a tax on health plans.
- Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing Updated: Feb-08-16 6:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - When the emergency room fills up - whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune - Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.
- Washington bill seeks partial automatic voter registration Updated: Feb-06-16 11:41 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Months after Washington state saw record low voter turnout, several lawmakers and Secretary of State Kim Wyman say they want to help increase engagement with automatic voter registration for some.
- Harris pads fundraising edge in California Senate race Updated: Feb-03-16 9:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - California Attorney General Kamala Harris is gradually padding her fundraising edge in the state's U.S. Senate race.
- Lawmaker seeks to dissolve California utilities regulator Updated: Feb-03-16 9:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A Southern California lawmaker said Wednesday that he will seek to bypass Gov. Jerry Brown and ask voters to break apart California's utilities regulator following allegations of wrongdoing.
- Analyst: California teacher pension changes may need fix Updated: Feb-02-16 9:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - State lawmakers should consider changing a plan they adopted two years ago to stabilize the finances of California's teacher pension system, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office said Tuesday.
- California Senate opposes medical parole for cop killers Updated: Jan-27-16 2:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate has voted to outlaw compassionate release from prison for people convicted of killing police officers.
- The Latest: California bill would cap abandoned oil wells Updated: Jan-25-16 8:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on the California Legislature (all times local):
- California Senate backs bill to slow medical marijuana bans Updated: Jan-25-16 7:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate on Monday approved a bill aimed at slowing a rush of cities and counties racing to ban marijuana cultivation.
- Lawmakers seek disaster status for halted California crabs Updated: Jan-25-16 6:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers from coastal California are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a federal disaster for the halted crab season.
- Democrats break with governor, demand vote on water tunnels Updated: Jan-22-16 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Six Northern California Democrats are breaking from Gov. Jerry Brown to demand a vote on his proposed tunnels to send water to Southern California.
- Tax fight over roads could dominate California Legislature Updated: Jan-22-16 6:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In his otherwise low-key State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Brown saved his most impassioned plea for transportation issues, telling lawmakers they're going to have to "bite the bullet and enact new fees and taxes" to pay for repairs to California's crumbling highways.
- Report: California should have flexibility to spend funds Updated: Jan-21-16 9:13 pm
FRESNO, California - California lawmakers should have more flexibility to spend billions of dollars collected through the state's landmark cap-and-trade system designed to combat climate change, analysists recommended Thursday.
- Reservoir supporters heartened by governor's speech Updated: Jan-21-16 4:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address in California (all times local):
- Lawmakers review jobs, projects in California energy measure Updated: Jan-20-16 8:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California officials have approved $1.1 billion in spending so far from a voter-approved initiative that closed a corporate tax loophole to generate billions of dollars for energy efficiency projects at California schools and community colleges, but most of the work is not completed, senators learned at a hearing Wednesday.
- California bill limits rifle, shotgun sales to 1 per month Updated: Jan-19-16 1:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Californians would be limited to buying a maximum of one rifle or shotgun each month under proposed legislation in the state Assembly.
- Actor, California lawmaker fight bogus memorabilia Updated: Jan-16-16 6:00 pm
LOS ANGELES - Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has seen it time and time again: "Star Wars" fans with movie posters and other memorabilia that they believe were signed by him.