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  • California to hike film tax credits

    California to hike film tax credits
    It's been a slow summer at the box office, but Hollywood got a genuine blockbuster Wednesday — a $330-million deal that will help subsidize film and TV production in California for the next five years. In a last-minute compromise reached...
  • Lawmakers send Gov. Jerry Brown bill for more university funding

    When California lawmakers settled on a new state budget in June, they included triggers that would send more money to public universities if property tax revenue outpaced expectations. The expectations weren't met, but lawmakers are moving forward...
  • California has been well served by departing Steinberg and Pérez

    Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will remain California Senate president pro tem for another month and a half, but for all practical purposes the end of the legislative session at midnight Sunday brings a conclusion to his six-year leadership of state...
  • Another political pickle? Federal deputies spotted at the Capitol

    Federal agents came knocking at the state Capitol again this week. News of the raid spread fast, and sight of the deputies sent rumors swirling around the marble hallways. But this time a sandwich shop, not an elected official, was targeted. In...
  • Push for more disclosure on state political ads dies in Legislature

    Push for more disclosure on state political ads dies in Legislature
    Democratic legislative leaders on Friday pulled a bill that would have required greater disclosure of the major financial supports of political advertising for ballot measures, saying the measure did not have the votes to pass this session. The bill, SB...
  • Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban

    After a lawmaking season that left them bruised by political scandal but salved by California's revitalized economy, state lawmakers were attempting to wrap up their work late Friday by tackling the complexities of water policy, everyday matters such as...
  • Tripled California Film-TV Tax Credit Heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's Desk

    A bill to more than triple California's film-TV tax credit program from $100 million to $330 million a year has cleared its final legislative hurdle and is headed for the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The State Assembly approved AB 1839 late Friday night,...
  • State lawmakers stay up late to pass paid sick days measure

    In one of the final acts of the 2014 lawmaking year, the Legislature early Saturday morning voted to significantly expand working Californians' access to paid time off for illness. The lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require most...
  • Gov. Brown, California Democrats seek $3 million to help migrant kids

    Seeking to address the swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers announced Thursday a proposal to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors. "Helping...
  • Lawmakers OK ban on fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    Lawmakers OK ban on fundraisers in lobbyists' homes
    Lobbyists would no longer be allowed to host political fundraisers in their homes for state candidates under a bill given final legislative approval Thursday by the California Assembly just six months after a scandal involving the practice. The bill,...
  • California Assembly approves measure to block suspended lawmakers' pay

    The Assembly on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, would allow pay and benefits to be withheld from suspended legislators, but the measure will not be appearing on the November ballot. The measure by Senate...