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  • California Assembly votes to further dilute arts as a high school requirement

     
    California arts advocates suffered their third and worst legislative shutout in less than two months Wednesday as the Assembly voted 76 to 0 in favor of a bill that would allow more students to skip arts instruction entirely during their......
  • Electronic California Plates Would Flash Ads

     
    In the ongoing effort to cram ad space onto every last inch of the planet, the California Legislature has introduced a bill that would call for research into using electronic license plates. The high-tech plates being developed by Smart Plate......
  • "Happy Cow" bill aims to keep public commercials in state

     
    Call it the Happy Cow bill. The California Legislature is chewing over a measure that would require commercials promoting state products, and that are financed with public funds, to be produced in California. The California Assembly voted to approve the.....
  • California lawmakers hope to turn your license plates into mini electronic billboards

     
    I spy a license plate with an ad for the next "Sex and the City" movie? If the California Legislature has its way, those big flashy and fancy LED billboards won't be the only thing to get your attention --......
  • California lawmakers consider license plates that flash ads

     
    Motorists are used to seeing digital billboards that flash ads. But is the California Legislature's flirtation with license plate ads a bad sign? That’s what some motorists are saying as a state Assembly committee toys with the idea of issuing......
  • California Assembly votes to pass bill banning BPA from baby bottles

     
    On Thursday, the California State Assembly voted to pass a bill that would ban the chemical Bisphenol-A from baby bottles and other items that come in contact with small children. The Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act, or SB 797, would......
  • Hollywood tax credits, one year later

     
    The California Legislature adopted its first tax incentives for film and TV production one year ago, authorizing $100 million to $200 million in annual tax breaks through June 2014 for projects filmed in the state. Last week, the Schwarzenegger...
  • Proposition 8, Judge Walker and our short memories

     
    The political radar has been picking up bits of chaff about the Proposition 8 ruling and U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, the gist of it being that, well, of course the judge supports same-sex marriage rights – he’s gay. That kind of...
  • The clock is ticking for Prop. 18

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature are in a race against time to get Proposition 18, California's water bond, off the Nov. 2 ballot. Two bills were amended Thursday that would allow for Proposition 18 to be pushed back to the Nov....
  • Bills about fur labeling, declawing, pet insurance and animal neglect are approved by California lawmakers

     
    Several bills affecting animals have made their way through the California Legislature in recent months and are poised to become law if they are signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here's a roundup of recent legislative efforts to help animals in......
  • Banks appear close to killing foreclosure-prevention bill

     
    The year's last big mortgage foreclosure-prevention bill is on life support and its author is racing to revive it before the California Legislature recesses Tuesday night. The measure by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) fell 14 votes short of the......