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Stories with organization: California State Legislature
  • new storyCalifornia to big-league ballplayers: Stop chewing tobacco story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 3:24 am

    LOS ANGELES - California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games.

  • Correction: California Legislation story 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 3:22 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - In stories Oct. 11 about legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the author of AB967, which would have set minimum penalties for sex assaults at colleges. The bill's author was Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, not Sen. Connie Leyva.

  • The Latest: Brown rejects state penalties for campus assault 
    Updated: Oct-11-15 6:16 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of a Sunday deadline (All times local):

  • California voters to be automatically registered at DMV 
    Updated: Oct-10-15 7:25 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to make California the second state in the nation to begin automatically registering eligible voters when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses.

  • California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:30 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California's medical marijuana industry nearly 20 years after the state led the nation in legalizing pot for medical use won Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, his office said Friday.

  • Brown rejects driver's licenses to ease border crossings 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:37 pm

    SAN DIEGO - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Friday that would have positioned California to be the first state on the U.S. border with Mexico to issue driver's licenses that can be used to prove citizenship when entering the country as he acted on dozens of legislative measures.

  • Californians' fake lawns protected by new law 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 4:26 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Cities in drought-stricken California can no longer stop residents from installing fake grass to replace their water-guzzling lawns.

  • California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 9:31 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products sold in the state starting in 2020 to protect fish and wildlife.

  • California grooms utility giants to compete against Big Oil 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 6:38 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California wants more drivers to dump the pump.

  • California governor signs law targeting gender wage gap story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:34 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.

  • California governor OKs charitable gambling at pro games 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 4:02 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California's major league sports teams will soon be able to conduct charitable gambling under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • California high schools to learn 'yes means yes' sex policy 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:35 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation aimed at making California the first state in the nation to bring lessons about sexual consent required at many colleges into high schools, his office announced Thursday.

  • California Assembly speaker to fight for Senate seat 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 2:30 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins plans to fight a fellow Democrat for a state Senate seat when her tenure expires.