| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits.
AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:21 PM
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)...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making.
It may, at times, look unseemly. But passing important bills doesn't just happen immaculately....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
California's landmark climate change law, AB 32, has created a promising cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases that has put the state on track to meet its emissions goals for 2020, kick-started the state's green technology industry and generated...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:49 AM
A group of California legislators has conveyed concern in person to the president of El Salvador about the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who are traveling illegally to the United States, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens.
The Washington officials want the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:35 PM
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may soon be less of a magnet for people trying to commit suicide, as regional officials consider a plan to install mesh barriers beneath the historic orange span to catch jumpers before they hit the water.
| Jun 15, 2014
| 6:18 PM
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....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown will head south to San Diego to sign the state budget on Friday morning, his office announced.
The governor is being joined by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).