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  • Assembly adjourns in memory of transgender teens who committed suicide

    Assembly adjourns in memory of transgender teens who committed suicide
    An emotional Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) adjourned the state Assembly session Thursday in memory of two transgender teenagers from northern San Diego County who committed suicide. The teens -- identified by Atkins as Taylor Alesana of...
  • A political novice who scored big upset finds herself on the defensive

    A political novice who scored big upset finds herself on the defensive
    Assemblywoman Patty Lopez won her seat in San Fernando last fall in a stunning upset over an established incumbent and fellow Democrat. She may find that improbable victory the easiest part of her fledgling political career. Five months after the...
  • California Democrats unveil immigration bills, jab Congress on inaction

    California Democrats unveil immigration bills, jab Congress on inaction
    Flanked by immigration advocates and lawmakers from both houses, California legislative leaders unveiled Tuesday a slate of new proposals to aid those in the country illegally, including offering state-subsidized healthcare and increasing legal...
  • With new immigration proposals, state lawmakers hope to build momentum

    With new immigration proposals, state lawmakers hope to build momentum
    Democratic lawmakers will unveil a slew of new immigration-related proposals Tuesday, including measures that would extend state-paid health coverage to those in the country illegally and offer more protection against deportation. Legislators behind the...
  • AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email

    Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to...
  • Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts

    Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts
    State lawmakers Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a $1-billion plan that would restock food pantries in parched Central Valley communities and rush bottled water to Californians whose taps are nearly dry. But the legislation, which has been billed as...
  • Gov. Brown signs $1 billion water plan for dry California

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind. "This funding is just one piece of a much...
  • California lawmakers heading to Cuba for trade mission

    California lawmakers heading to Cuba for trade mission
    Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) is leading a delegation of nine California legislators and 18 other state officials on a five-day trade mission to Cuba starting on Monday. As the Obama administration seeks to normalize relations with...
  • $1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

    A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. The California Assembly voted unanimously, 74-0, on AB91 a day...
  • Assembly Republicans revamp caucus operations in bid to woo voters

    Assembly Republicans revamp caucus operations in bid to woo voters
    Republicans in the California Assembly, apparently resigned to the party's diminished influence in Capitol policy debates, will announce Thursday that they will focus less on trying to sway Democratic legislators and more on winning over voters. The...
  • California women's caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty

    California women's caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty
    Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus on Tuesday announced a package of legislation aimed at providing pay equity on the job, expanding access to child care, creating family-friendly workplaces and addressing poverty....