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  • 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

    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...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill requiring overtime pay for domestic workers

    Gov. Brown signs bill requiring overtime pay for domestic workers
    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...
  • 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

    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

    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...
  • Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown

    Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown
    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...
  • Opponents gear up to fight transgender law

    SACRAMENTO — It seems pretty simple: If a student has male genitalia, the kid uses the boys' bathroom. If there are female organs, then it's the girls' room. Right? But what if the student wears a skirt, makeup and lipstick, and has a penis?...
  • California prison policies under legislative scrutiny

    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...
  • Bill could limit condoms as evidence of prostitution

    Bill could limit condoms as evidence of prostitution
    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...