| Oct 13, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) said he won't run in an upcoming special election to replace former state Sen. Roderick D. Wright.
"I have decided to forgo my intended run for the state Senate," Bradford said in a statement issued Sunday night....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, social workers will be able to report their concerns if they believe that practices by county welfare agencies are endangering children.
The measure by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Los Angeles voters committed some bad public policy in 2012 when they approved Measure B, which mandated the use of condoms in any adult film shot in the county. Now, state lawmakers are prepared to double down on that misadventure and spread the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law bills requiring most health plans to cover a variety of contraceptive methods, banning forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and giving felons behind bars easier access to DNA...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday called a special election to fill a vacancy caused when state Sen. Roderick Wright resigned Monday to face a 90-day jail sentence for lying about living in his district.
The special primary election for the 35th Senate...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A bill that would require condoms to be used in all adult films produced in California narrowly cleared the Assembly on Tuesday.
Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), the measure's author, said he sought to bring workplace safety standards,...
| May 28, 2014
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,...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A measure that would require condom use in adult movies filmed in California cleared its final Assembly committee hurdle Wednesday.
Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) presented his measure, which also would require performers to be tested for...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The California Assembly on Monday passed legislation that would ban the state from selling or displaying the Confederate flag, or any similar image, with Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly casting the sole vote in opposition.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:00 PM
State Sen. Stephen Knight's recent vote against a measure barring the display or sale of Confederate flag images from state museums and gift shops has caused a stir in the High Desert district where he is running for Congress this fall.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:03 PM
California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday.
Bids to reduce sentences for some...