Assembly Speaker John Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat, announced Wednesday that Atkins was selected by the 55-member Democratic caucus.
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.
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.
Gun owners’ groups are considering recall campaigns against five Democratic state lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Perez.
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.
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.
A debate over granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses continues to chug along after the California Legislature passed a bill on it Thursday night.
After decades of debate and discussion, the Calif. Legislature approved a bill that will allow undocumented workers to obtain driver’s licenses.
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.
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.
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.
It’s the end of an era for a Boeing assembly plant in Long Beach.
Teenage drivers in California would be banned from texting while driving even if they use hands-free methods under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants could perform a type of early abortion under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, leaving the measure one step from the governor.
California would become the first state to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve as jurors under a bill that cleared the Assembly on Thursday and heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.