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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...
  • State Senate OKs measure allowing voter initiatives to be withdrawn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)...
  • Steinberg's preschool bill: It's still too ambitious

    A too-costly bill that would have provided preschool for all California 4-year-olds has been slimmed down in useful ways. There is much to admire in Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's (D-Sacramento) SB 837, which would give low-income families the...
  • 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...
  • State grants $250 million for programs linking learning and careers

    State grants $250 million for programs linking learning and careers
    California officials announced Friday the recipients of $250 million in grants from a program to help students connect their academic learning to career opportunities, the largest such effort in the country. Los Angeles Unified was among the winners and...
  • Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate

    Bullet train funding is bargaining chip in state budget debate
    As the biggest cheerleader for California's $68-billion bullet train, Gov. Jerry Brown has battled lawsuits from angry landowners and intractable opposition from Republicans. And two years ago, the project barely survived a vote in a Legislature...
  • California can afford preschool for all

    It is great that The Times recognizes the importance of high-quality early learning for low-income children. However, we disagree that a bill to provide just that to young Californians is "too ambitious." ("Steinberg's preschool bill: It's still too...
  • Senate leader seeks investigation of sex offender monitoring

    The high-profile case of two Orange County sex offenders accused of killing at least four women has spurred Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to seek an investigation into whether California's sex offender registration laws and residency restrictions have...
  • Confident Brown can have it his way in state budget process

    Gov. Jerry Brown definitely rules the roost in California's Capitol. And on Tuesday he was strutting and crowing and thoroughly enjoying himself. Unlike previous governors—including his dad Pat Brown a half century ago—Jerry seldom holds...
  • Bill about doctors' substance abuse would compromise patient safety

    If anyone should know how to steer clear of cures that are worse than the disease, it's doctors. That's why it seems so odd — on the surface — that the California Medical Assn. would sponsor a bill to re-create a drug- and alcohol-...