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  • Social workers can now check if foster parents have criminal pasts

    Social workers can now check if foster parents have criminal pasts
    In response to a series of scandals involving mistreatment of children under state supervision, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new rules giving county social workers access to the criminal histories of foster parents and employees at...
  • Law gives social workers access to foster parents' criminal records

    Law gives social workers access to foster parents' criminal records
    In response to a series of scandals involving mistreatment of children under state supervision, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new rules giving county social workers access to the criminal histories of foster parents and employees at...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a...
  • Gov. Brown on water bond compromise: 'We're very close'

    Gov. Brown on water bond compromise: 'We're very close'
    Warning that there is only a narrow window of opportunity to act on water, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he and lawmakers were "very close" to a deal on a new water bond. The governor touted his latest proposal, rolled out Monday as "a very...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns
    The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama: What is Yee accused of doing? An...
  • Jerry Brown, lawmakers to announce prison plans

    Jerry Brown, lawmakers to announce prison plans
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are set to announce Tuesday afternoon new legislation to help California meet a court order to reduce prison crowding. The plan involves dipping into the state's reserve fund to pay for new places to house...
  • Prison plan would avoid any releases, Brown says

    Prison plan would avoid any releases, Brown says
    SACRAMENTO — California will not release a single inmate early to meet a court order to reduce prison crowding, Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers pledged Tuesday. Instead, the state plans to lease extra beds for inmates in private prisons and...
  • State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections

    State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections
    California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made. The state Senate approved the overhaul on a 25-7 vote, with...
  • Lawmakers call for investigation of alleged prison sterilizations

    Lawmakers are calling for an investigation into allegations that prison doctors pressured female inmates into being sterilized. The inmates were sterilized without approval from top officials in Sacramento, reported the Center for Investigative...
  • California lawmakers face water, prison and budget issues in 2014

    California lawmakers face water, prison and budget issues in 2014
    SACRAMENTO — Returning to the Capitol on Monday after a four-month recess, state lawmakers are set to tackle water issues, prison overcrowding and a budget debate that will be shaped largely by the state's rosier economic outlook. Other factors...
  • Panel defeats bill banning public transit strikes

    SACRAMENTO -- A Republican measure that would have prohibited public transit workers from striking was rejected by a state Senate panel Monday with Democrats in opposition. Senate Republican leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) introduced SB 423 in...