| May 28, 2014
| 4:27 PM
With Democratic senators watering down a key ethics bill, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed their own package of changes in response to criminal charges filed against three California senators.
The Republican measure would double the sentence...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Amid concerns that proposed tougher ethics restrictions may not have enough support to become law this year, leaders of the state Senate are proposing that many of them be adopted as house rules in the interim.
Proposed state Senate resolutions would...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Two landmark liberal healthcare achievements are on a collision course in California, and the result could be higher costs for taxpayers.
Years ago, legendary activist Cesar Chavez helped create the first health insurance plan for farmworkers who toiled...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Voters go to the polls Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant seat in the state Senate representing an Inland Empire district.
Five candidates are competing in Tuesday’s 23rd District primary contest to fill the seat vacated by the abrupt...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:08 PM
SACRAMENTO – State Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) won a special election Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the state Senate, receiving 62.6% of the vote against four other candidates and therefore avoiding a runoff in June.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:28 AM
SACRAMENTO — The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would reduce the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence from one year to 364 days, to reduce deportations of legal residents for minor crimes.
The bill addresses concern that federal...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:17 AM
SACRAMENTO — The field is set for a special election to fill a vacancy in the 23rd Senate District seat, with two Republicans, two Democrats and a Libertarian looking to replace Bill Emmerson, who resigned last year.
Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:42 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday called a special election for March 25 to fill a vacancy in the state Senate created when Republican Sen. Bill Emmerson of Redlands abruptly resigned effective Dec. 1.
If no candidate receives a majority vote...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:31 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on Monday became the first to announce a candidacy for the Senate seat from which Bill Emmerson is resigning effective Dec. 1.
Emmerson, a Republican from Redlands, abruptly announced Friday...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
One day before Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to release his updated spending plan, Democrats in the Legislature began lining up empty bills to streamline the budget process.
The annual ritual is a reliable source of controversy in the Capitol, with...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Lawmakers alarmed at an increase in the number of sex offenders violating parole have vowed legislation to make tampering with their electronic tracking devices a crime that sends them back to prison....