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  • Lawmaker wants to change Proposition 13

     
    A California lawmaker wants to change Proposition 13 to boost funding for public education and other programs....
  • Opponent of transgender student law agrees to pay fine

    A conservative activist from New Jersey has agreed to pay $2,400 in fines for failing to properly report $200,000 he spent on a campaign to block California's transgender students rights law. Sean Fieler of the assets management firm Equinox Partners...
  • California's sex-offender registry shouldn't be one-size-fits-all

    To the editor: It's time to apply logic to the registry of those convicted of sex offenses. ("State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion," editorial, March 29) In 2013, then-Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced AB 702,...
  • Vote results prime new Legislature for GOP, Democratic cooperation

    Vote results prime new Legislature for GOP, Democratic cooperation
    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. The...
  • Brown signs package of bills to encourage voting

    Brown signs package of bills to encourage voting
    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...
  • Congressional representatives urge Brown to sign immigration bill

    Congressional representatives urge Brown to sign immigration bill
    SACRAMENTO -- Twenty-eight of California's congressional representatives are throwing their weight behind state legislation that would make it harder to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally. The representatives -- all Democrats,...
  • U.S. won't interfere with states on marijuana sales

    U.S. won't interfere with states on marijuana sales
    In a significant policy shift by the Obama administration, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder signaled Thursday that the federal government would no longer interfere with states that allow commercial marijuana sales as long as they were strictly regulated....
  • Lawmakers will move forward with prison hearings

    Lawmakers will move forward with prison hearings
    SACRAMENTO -- As the hunger strike in California prisons ends, two lawmakers plan to move forward with their plans to hold hearings examining the use of solitary confinement in maximum security facilities. The strike lasted for two months as inmates...
  • Assembly approves bill on gender identity in schools

    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...
  • Illegal immigrants would be harder to deport under Assembly bill

    Illegal immigrants would be harder to deport under Assembly bill
    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...
  • Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents

    Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents
    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...