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  • State lawmakers approve ballot measure for $7.5 billion water bond

    State lawmakers approve ballot measure for $7.5 billion water bond
    California lawmakers approved a ballot measure for a $7.5 billion water bond Wednesday evening, following an eleventh-hour scramble to secure bipartisan support by increasing funding for new reservoirs.
  • Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses

    Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses
    Cities will have more authority to crack down on illicit massage parlors under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday. Local government officials have complained that under current law, it is too difficult to regulate massage businesses or shut...

    Productive lawmakers can thank a retooled system

    It was a moderately productive two-year session that the Legislature wrapped up at the witching hour Saturday. Credit mainly voter-approved reforms. This is a new era in Sacramento. But another factor also helped greatly: the devastating drought. You'...

    California Senate approves gun bill in response to Isla Vista attacks

    California Senate approves gun bill in response to Isla Vista attacks
    With support from families who lost loved ones in the Isla Vista massacre in May, the state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at taking guns away from people seen as a danger to themselves or others. The bill, which goes back to the...

    California lawmakers seek to require markings on BB guns

    California lawmakers seek to require markings on BB guns
    Alarmed by mistaken police shootings of teenagers, the state Senate on Thursday sent the governor a bill that would require BB and pellet guns sold in California to be marked with fluorescent colors. The bill was in response to a 2013 fatal shooting...