| Dec 6, 2012
A California lawmaker wants to change Proposition 13 to boost funding for public education and other programs....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Stung by losses in the November election, the California Legislature's Democratic majority arrives for the first day of a new session Monday facing a political terrain more hostile to tax increases and other priorities of liberal lawmakers.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Months after statewide voter turnout hit a historic low of 25% in this year's primary election, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed eight bills aimed at getting more Californians to participate in the political process.
He also signed dozens of other...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that mandates overtime pay for domestic workers in California -- with the exception of babysitters.
The new measure requires that employers pay domestic workers, which include housekeepers and cleaners, time and a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:27 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:36 PM
SACRAMENTO — On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov. Jerry Brown put California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:54 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers continued their review of the state's troubled prison system on Monday as Gov. Jerry Brown's administration received more time to negotiate ways to reduce overcrowding behind bars.
The state is under court order to...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The Assembly approved on Thursday legislation that would ensure students could participate in school activities and use facilities like bathrooms based on their gender identity, not their physical sex.
The bill's author, Assemblyman Tom...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:16 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A California lawmaker is making a renewed push to limit the detention and deportation of immigrants who are in the country illegally after his legislation was vetoed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The bill, authored by Assemblyman Tom...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Condoms could become harder to introduce as evidence in prostitution cases under legislation approved by the Assembly on Friday.
The bill, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), would require prosecutors to show a judge...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:00 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Californians are about evenly divided on a proposal that would require schools to allow transgender students to participate in sports and use bathrooms based on their gender identity and not their sex, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los...