| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:43 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates of an immigration policy overhaul are continuing their push for an anti-deportation measure known as the Trust Act as they wait to see if Gov. Jerry Brown signs the proposal into law.
Around two dozen protesters with signs and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:58 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A measure to make housekeepers, private healthcare aides and other domestic workers eligible for overtime pay cleared the Legislature on Thursday.
The measure, known as the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, won final approval in the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:49 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A bill that would limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities has cleared the Legislature and is now on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
The measure, known as the Trust Act, won final approval...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:21 AM
SACRAMENTO -- With just a week left in session, the Legislature has added a new thorny issue to its to-do list: regulating the state's medical marijuana industry.
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) is reviving a proposal that would establish...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:40 AM
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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:09 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers frustrated that a state prison hunger strike has gone on for seven weeks say it is time they took on the debate over solitary confinement themselves.
“The issues raised by the hunger strike are real ... and can no longer be...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:21 PM
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....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:24 AM
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,...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:26 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation allowing students in California schools to compete on sports teams and use facilities, including restrooms, based on their gender identity, regardless of whether they are listed as male or female...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:38 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Undocumented immigrants rallied in the Capitol on Tuesday to support legislation aimed at reducing deportations, as California lawmakers continued tweaking the bill in hopes of winning Gov. Jerry Brown's support.
The measure (AB 4),...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
California lawmakers on Wednesday sent the governor a measure that would allow transgender students to play for sports teams and use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, not their sex.
The state Senate also approved 4.5% in raises...