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A child holds the Confederate flag at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in July 2013. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images News)

Assemblyman Wants To Prohibit Sale Of Confederate Flags In California

The ban would apply to property owned or operated by the state.

02/21/2014

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Effort To Ban Weaponization Of Drones Advances To Calif. Senate

The state of California is on the verge of enacting some of the strictest standards in the nation concerning the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), thanks in part to the efforts of two Southern California lawmakers.

01/30/2014

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Pellet Gun Proposal Responds To Shooting Tragedies

Senators approved the Imitation Firearm Safety Act on a party-line 22-8 vote, although several senators from each party did not vote. It now goes to the Assembly.

01/28/2014

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Bill Would Reduce Challenges To Prospective Jurors

Prosecutors and defense attorneys would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under a bill passed Tuesday by the California state Senate.

01/28/2014

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San Diego’s Atkins To Be Next Assembly Speaker

Assembly Speaker John Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat, announced Wednesday that Atkins was selected by the 55-member Democratic caucus.

01/22/2014

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Lawmaker Moves To Boost Training For Teachers To ID, Report Child Abuse

A Southland lawmaker has introduced a bill in Sacramento that would require training for teachers and other school staffers on how to identify suspected cases of child abuse.

01/07/2014

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GOP Assembly Candidate Susan Shelley Seeks Recount

Susan Shelley, a Republican who narrowly lost a special election for an Assembly seat in a San Fernando Valley-based district last month, is seeking a recount.

12/02/2013

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Gun Rights Groups Mull Recall Campaign Against Assembly Speaker

Gun owners’ groups are considering recall campaigns against five Democratic state lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Perez.

10/24/2013

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Santa Monica Students Want Second Chance After Principal Cancels Homecoming Pep Rally

Students at Santa Monica High School say they deserve a second chance after an unruly school assembly last week prompted the school’s principal to cancel their homecoming pep rally.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2013

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Special Elections Expected To Boost Senate Democrats’ Supermajority

Two special primary elections for open state legislative seats in Southern California are expected to bolster Senate Democrats’ supermajority while creating another vacancy in the Assembly.

09/17/2013

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Debate Chugs Along Over Whether Granting Immigrants Driver’s Licenses Will Make Roads Safer

A debate over granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses continues to chug along after the California Legislature passed a bill on it Thursday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2013

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Calif. Legislature OK’s Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

After decades of debate and discussion, the Calif. Legislature approved a bill that will allow undocumented workers to obtain driver’s licenses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Immigrant Driver’s License Bill Remains In Limbo

Immigrants who are in the country illegally would be able to get California driver’s licenses under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, but it was not immediately certain whether it would be sent to the governor this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Legislature Sends Brown Bill On Calif. Prison Deal

The Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California’s prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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Bill Would Require Safety Features In Calif. Limos

Limousines that operate in California would be required to have emergency exits under legislation approved by the state Assembly in the wake of several limousine fire deaths.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2013

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