Proponents of a $2 cigarette tax increase have been cleared to begin gathering signatures to take the question to California voters in 2016.
With substantial advantages in fundraising and party support, Democrat Alex Padilla on Wednesday became California’s next secretary of state, beating first-time Republican candidate Pete Peterson for the job overseeing state elections.
Under the legislation from Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, workers exposed to extreme heat must be granted cool-down periods during the work day.
Funding for pediatric trauma centers throughout California will be extended after a Los Angeles legislator’s bill was signed into law Tuesday.
Lawmakers in Sacramento are deciding who will pay for the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power station in San Clemente.
State senators rejected a bill Thursday that would have phased out the use of single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug and convenience stores.
By the end of the decade, the FAA estimates there will be as many as 10,000 unmanned drones flying over the United States.
An increasing number of retailers in Southern California no longer provide plastic bags for customers – and now one local lawmaker wants the ban to go statewide.
Emerging technology could soon change the way the government communicates with the public during an emergency.
A San Fernando Valley lawmaker Monday announced plans to create a statewide earthquake warning system in California.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he had signed a bill curbing regulatory oversight of phone calls made over the internet.
State lawmakers have approved first-in-the-nation legislation requiring California universities with the most high-profile sports programs to provide financial protections for student athletes who suffer career-ending injuries.
A bill making it a misdemeanor to smuggle cellphones to California inmates is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown.
California landlords may soon be able to ban smoking on their properties, including rental units, if a new bill becomes law.
A California lawmaker said Friday he will renew an attempt to make it illegal for prison inmates to have cell phones after a newspaper reported cult killer Charles Manson was once caught with one in prison.