- California Senate approves another minimum wage hike Updated: Jun-01-15 11:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Senate on Monday approved a plan to again raise the state's minimum wage, lifting it to $13 an hour in 2017, then tying it to the rate of inflation after that.
- California Senate OKs scaled-down travel disclosure bill Updated: Jun-01-15 10:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California state senators on Monday advanced a scaled-down version of a political ethics bill after the initial proposal was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said it would complicate campaign disclosure rather than reduce influence.
- California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought Updated: May-25-15 9:32 pm
SYDNEY - California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.
- California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor Updated: May-23-15 12:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.
- Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms Updated: May-22-15 1:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by a troubled man with a gun.
- University board OKs 8 percent tuition hike for nonresidents Updated: May-21-15 8:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Undergraduates from outside California and graduate students preparing for careers outside academia will pay more to attend the University of California in the fall under a revised plan approved by the 10-campus system's governing board on Thursday.
- Spending tops $7 million in nasty East Bay Senate contest Updated: May-17-15 12:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
- Advocates push lawmakers to help social programs in budget Updated: May-15-15 8:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession.
- Brown's budget boosts spending for schools, adds tax credit Updated: May-14-15 7:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown took a restrained approach in proposing a record $115.3 billion budget Thursday that sends more money to schools and offered what he called a reasonable commitment for a new tax credit to the working poor.
- Following the money in revised California budget proposal Updated: May-14-15 6:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - With California's proposed general fund budget peaking above $115 billion, the state will have billions more to send to public schools while boosting spending on universities, prisons and health care. Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday also proposed more money to help the state cope with the ongoing drought.
- In-state tuition won't rise for most undergrads for 2 years Updated: May-14-15 3:17 pm
- California governor, other top officials get 3 percent raise Updated: May-11-15 8:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown and other California leaders already making six-figure salaries got a raise on Monday for the third year in a row.