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  • Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill

    Mass killings prompt lawmakers to propose new firearms bill
     Shocked by the weekend's mass killings near UC Santa Barbara, state lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a new way to temporarily prevent potentially violent individuals from buying or owning guns. Legislators also advanced dozens of unrelated bills,...
  • Senate Democrats propose more spending on mentally ill criminals

    State Senate Democrats on Wednesday offered a $165-million package of proposals aimed at reducing the number of mentally ill people locked up in prisons and jails in California. The proposals, offered just days after a disturbed student killed six...
  • Shortage of affordable housing is dire in L.A. County, advocates say

    Shortage of affordable housing is dire in L.A. County, advocates say
    Advocates for low-income Californians called Wednesday for more homes with below-market rents, releasing a report that says Los Angeles County faces the greatest shortage of affordable housing in the state. The county needs 490,340 additional homes with...
  • Calif. Senate leaders promise new laws after Isla Vista massacre

    Senate Democratic leaders said Tuesday that they plan to introduce a package of bills aimed at reducing violence by emotionally disturbed individuals following the slaying of six people near UC Santa Barbara. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg...
  • State Senate OKs measure allowing voter initiatives to be withdrawn

    The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow proponents of initiatives to withhold them from the ballot if the Legislature agrees to a compromise effort to address the issue. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
  • Closed-door, last-minute state budget decisions raise concerns

    Assemblyman Jeff Gorell was in his Capitol office Thursday afternoon when a staffer walked in with a list of new proposals that were being wrapped into the state budget. One of the items was $2.7 million for a pool in Calexico, a small city on the...
  • Senate Democrats put forth $7.5 billion water bond plan

    Senate Democrats knocked $3 billion off their water bond proposal Thursday, putting forth a $7.5 billion plan just as the Legislature adjourned for its month-long summer recess. The measure is a scaled-back version of the $10.5 billion bond by Sen. Lois...
  • Senate leaders trade verbal jabs over access to meetings

    A dispute over giving a floor pass to a liberal blogger/documentarian to cover the state Senate boiled over Thursday with the Democratic and Republican leaders taking verbal jabs at each other. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
  • Activists for tougher campaign finance laws arrested at Capitol

    A group of activists pressing for tougher campaign finance rules has stirred things up at the Capitol, resulting in more than 40 arrests of its members and sparking debate about democracy and government. A dozen activists from the group 99Rise walked...
  • Gov. Brown, lawmakers trade goodies to reach on-time budget

    Gov. Brown, lawmakers trade goodies to reach on-time budget
    Old-fashioned horse trading, back scratching and leveraging — the proven path to successful legislating, especially budgeting. It may emit a slight odor for the queasy. But it beats how, say, some Sunnis and Shiites settle their differences....
  • State a step closer to minimum wage hike, paid sick leave

    Legislators moved Thursday to further hike the state's minimum wage and to guarantee workers three paid sick days a year, despite opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, which labeled both proposals "job killers." Lawmakers also advanced a...