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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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Long Beach Boeing Plant To Roll Out Last C-17 Cargo Plane For U.S. Military

It’s the end of an era for a Boeing assembly plant in Long Beach.

09/09/2013

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No Hands-Free Texting For Teen Drivers Under Bill

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2013

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Bill Would Let Non-Physicians Perform Abortions

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

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Non-Citizens Could Be Jurors Under Calif. Bill

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/22/2013

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Bill Would Increase Penalties For ‘Swatting’ Calls

People who make fake 911 calls would be subject to paying the costs of mobilizing emergency responders under a bill that is close to passing the state Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2013

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SoCal Senator Pushes For Ammunition Buying License

A controversial gun measure proposed by a Southern California lawmaker that would require background checks for all ammunition purchases statewide is moving forward in Sacramento.

08/13/2013

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Calif. Bill Would Let Noncitizens Help Voters

Certain immigrants who are not U.S. citizens could serve as poll workers in California under legislation heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2013

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Calif. Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic Budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s Legislature has passed the state’s massive spending plan amid sharp divisions over whether the Democratic budget will further the state’s recovery or eventually return it to the multibillion-dollar deficits common during […]

06/14/2013

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