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  • 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,...
  • Isla Vista shootings spark new gun legislation in New Jersey

    Isla Vista shootings spark new gun legislation in New Jersey
    A longtime state senator and former New Jersey governor, Richard Codey, said the Isla Vista shootings that left six students dead last month have led him to introduce a bill that would allow firearms to be temporarily seized from gun owners who are proved...
  • Budget committee prepares to wrap up work

    With closed-door negotiations bearing fruit, the joint budget committee is expected to meet Wednesday afternoon to nail down more details on state spending. “We’ll get through most of it," Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who is...
  • More guns don't make for a safer society

    More guns don't make for a safer society
    A good guy with a gun tried to stop a bad guy with a gun. You know, like the NRA preaches. It was a bad move. The good guy got mowed down by the bad guy's batty wife. She had been a good woman — one of those "innocent, law abiding" citizens...
  • Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers

    Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers
    With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...
  • Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days

    Republicans back Brown's concept of a fund for debt and rainy days
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has both Democrats and Republicans on board with the broad outlines of his plan for stockpiling some cash and paying off debt. But as the special legislative session Brown called on the issue opened Thursday, it was...
  • Lawmaker to propose bill to protect unpaid interns in California

    Lawmaker to propose bill to protect unpaid interns in California
    One California lawmaker plans to introduce a bill in January that will protect unpaid interns from sexual harassment and other discrimination at work. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) said the legislation will give these interns, most often...
  • Assembly Democrats seek to restore cuts to Medi-Cal funding

    SACRAMENTO -- Two Assembly Democrats want to restore funding for California's healthcare program for the poor, laying the groundwork for another debate over how to make the best use of the state's financial recovery. The proposal, AB 1805, would reverse...
  • California Legislature sends drought relief package to Gov. Brown

    SACRAMENTO — A $687.4-million emergency drought relief package is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after easily clearing the Legislature on Thursday. Brown and legislative leaders unveiled the proposal last week to free up the state's water...
  • Metal-plating firm Electro-Forming charged in hazardous waste case

    A Northern California metal-plating business and its owner were charged Thursday with felony violations of state hazardous waste laws, including storing cyanide near acid in a way that could have triggered a deadly accident. Electro-Forming Co. and...
  • Assembly budget leaders react with cautious optimism to Brown plan

    SACRAMENTO — The top Democrat and Republican on the California Assembly budget committee both reacted with cautious optimism to Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal Thursday, while calling for greater investments in their parties' divergent...