| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved by the Assembly's Public Safety Committee....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:41 PM
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A bill aimed at protecting the parental and adoptive rights of non-traditional families in California was sent to Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday in an effort to close gaps in a state law that have led to at least one high-...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:08 PM
Lawmakers on Thursday shelved plans to require state licenses for medical marijuana shops and condom use by adult film actors, among dozens of other measures.
They also halted a plan that would have closed a loophole in Proposition 13, the state's...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Bay Area officials approved a $76-million package Friday to fund suicide-prevention nets that will extend 20 feet on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, handing a victory to advocates who have long pushed to hem in the 1.7-mile-long span against...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A special legislative committee created last fall in the wake of federal court orders to improve state prison conditions and reduce crowding is calling for increases in the services and spending the state devotes to rehabilitation efforts and post-...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:36 AM
An unlikely duo of Democratic Assembly members -- one a business-friendly moderate, the other a stalwart of the far left -- will unveil a proposal Tuesday to close one of most notorious, and legal, tax loopholes associated with Proposition 13.
| May 13, 2014
| 10:52 PM
The staunchest defender of California's politically untouchable property-tax initiative, Proposition 13, has tacitly approved a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago.
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., the...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Here's a suggestion for Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) as they push a bill to close an outrageous loophole in Proposition 13: Call it "Michael's Law."
Lawmakers routinely play on the public's sentiments when...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:32 PM
When David Eyster took over as Mendocino County district attorney, felony marijuana prosecutions were overwhelming his staff and straining the public coffers.
With hundreds of cases active at any one time, taking an average 15 months to resolve, there...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Assembly members approved a bill Thursday that would close a loophole associated with Proposition 13, the state's property tax law that for decades has been a political third rail.
Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), a co-author of the bill, said...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Legislators moved Thursday to further hike the state's minimum wage and to guarantee workers three paid sick days a year, despite opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, which labeled both proposals "job killers."
Lawmakers also advanced a...