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  • California oil tax survives first Senate committee vote

    California oil tax survives first Senate committee vote
    SACRAMENTO — A proposal to charge a tax on oil pumped from the ground in California was approved Thursday by a state Senate panel on grounds that it would help fund higher education in the state. The Senate Education Committee voted, 5-2, to...
  • Farmers Markets: State oversight funding in jeopardy

    Farmers Markets: State oversight funding in jeopardy
    Funding for the state certified farmers market program will likely expire at the end of December as a result of legislative maneuvering in Sacramento. The interruption may be just a month or so, and farmers markets would continue to exist during that...
  • California bills to target 'ghost guns,' revenge porn

    SACRAMENTO -- It is still nearly three weeks before state lawmakers return to session, but some on Tuesday previewed the bills they plan to introduce, including measures involving revenge porn, ghost guns and oil taxes. Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres)...
  • Lawmakers vow to close legal loophole in rape cases

     
    State lawmakers are vowing to close a legal loophole cited by a state appeals court this week in a controversial ruling that overturned the rape conviction of a California man....
  • Actress Geena Davis to speak in Newport

    Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner plans to welcome actress Geena Davis and female politicians to town later this month for a fundraising event benefiting a women's commission. Gardner and Davis will be joined by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Lakewood), Orange...
  • Hearing on safety issues at mental hospitals set for Tuesday

     
    Assemblyman Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) will chair a long-awaited hearing Tuesday on safety issues in the state's mental hospital system....
  • Special treatment for downtown stadium OK'd by Legislature

     
    The Legislature on Friday approved a special legal process for a proposed 72,000-seat football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, but not before trying to expand the exemption from protracted environmental court challenges to other big projects. The state...
  • Actress Geena Davis has supporting role in state budget drama

     
    Actress Geena Davis once played the president of the United States on TV, but now she is testing her powers of persuasion in the real political arena. Davis, an Academy Award winner, joined a group of lawmakers Wednesday in arguing......
  • Legislators lavished with pricey meals, event tickets, trips

     
    California lawmakers receive flood of gifts...
  • New lottery ad glamorizes violence, California legislators complain

     
    The leaders of the California Legislative Women's Caucus called for removal of a state lottery television ad that shows a woman slapping a man across the face, saying it sanctions violence....
  • Lawmakers push plan to save California state parks

     
    A new effort to save dozens of California's parks begins in the Legislature on Wednesday. Sens. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) and Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) are pushing a plan to fund the parks by shifting more than $40 million within the budget and...