| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:30 PM
Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22.
Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — Warning that truancy has reached a crisis level in California elementary schools, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and half a dozen lawmakers proposed a raft of bills Monday aimed at keeping kids in school.
Harris said 30% of...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Citing the recent death of a baggage handler at Los Angeles International Airport, state legislators on Friday called for committee hearings to assess worker safety at California airports.
Although Cal/OSHA is looking into the death of Cesar A....
| 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...