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  • California Legislature passes $156.4-billion 2014-15 budget

    The California Legislature approved a $156.4-billion state budget on Sunday, capping a week of intense negotiations over education, social services and environmental policies.
  • Senate supports asking voters to repeal ban on bilingual education

    Senate supports asking voters to repeal ban on bilingual education
    The state Senate voted Tuesday to ask California voters to repeal a ban on bilingual education in the state, saying children in other countries are successfully learning multiple languages. The senate voted to put a measure on the ballot in November...

    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,...

    California Senate votes to require licensing of medical pot shops

    After years of trying, the state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would regulate the sale of medical marijuana in California, including a requirement that pot dispensaries get state licenses. Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) said something had...

    Bill to penalize high chief executive pay falls short in Calif. Senate

    The California Senate on Wednesday could not muster the votes to pass a measure that would have penalized high chief executive salaries with higher corporate taxes. Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said his bill would have provided corporations with a...