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Assembly OKs Stiffer Fines, Jail Time For Cockfighting

If you enjoy a good cockfight, it could cost you.


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LAUSD Chief Blames Teachers’ Unions For Sacramento Setback

A vote on Thursday to approve the Los Angeles Unified School District budget for next year faces stiff opposition from the district’s own superintendent.


California Governor Jerry Brown (C) waves to the crowd before delivering the State of the State address as Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (R) look on at the California State Capitol.  (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Risk Losing Pay Ahead Of Vote On Calif. Budget Deficit

Lawmakers in Sacramento were scrambling on Wednesday to patch together a state budget proposal ahead of a deadline for the legislature to pass a new fiscal plan.

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Lawmaker Calls For Corporate Tax Hike To Pay For College

Should private corporations help pay for students to attend public university?

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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being endorsed by her fellow Democrats for another term in Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Official California Democratic Party Primary Endorsements Announced

California Democrats met in San Diego Sunday to officially endorse candidates for State Assembly, State Senate and the US Congress.



‘Sour Grapes Gone Ballistic': WeHo Mayor Explodes After Candidate Loses Vote

A case of political sour grapes turned ugly in West Hollywood — and it was all caught on camera.

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OC Lawmaker: Cut Funding For ‘Lemon’ High-Speed Rail, Beef Up Amtrak Gap

An Orange County lawmaker is proposing legislation that would end California’s multi-billion dollar dream of high-speed railway.

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Lawmaker: ‘Tone Deaf’ Sacramento Likely To Blow Off Budget Ruling

A Southland lawmaker on Friday claimed a major win for taxpayers across California after a judge’s ruling that calls for more tranparency in Sacramento.

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California State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) (L) shakes hands with a colleague in Sacramento. (credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Pasadena Lawmaker Calls For Improved Public Access To Assembly Salary Info

The public can access salary information for lawmakers and staff on the Assembly website, but the information isn’t published for as long as two years after the expenditure is actually processed.


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State Assembly OKs Regulation Of Health Policy Rates

Democrats in the California Assembly on Thursday narrowly approved giving state regulators the power to reject proposed rate hikes by health insurers, voting after Republican lawmakers walked out of the chamber in protest.



Lawmaker: Tax Hike On Super-Rich To Restore Reagan Era In California

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner wants to capitalize on what she calls “very high” levels of support for targeting the highest tax brackets in the state.

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Fullerton GOP Lawmaker Votes To Limit DUI Checkpoint ‘Fishing Expeditions’

Assemblyman Chris Norby said he voted for AB1389 because checkpoints are nothing more than “fishing expeditions” that target drivers without licenses.



Assembly Bans Open Carrying Of Unloaded Guns

The California Assembly has approved a bill to prohibit openly carrying unloaded handguns in public after a debate that pitted gun rights proponents against chiefs of police.


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Assembly GOP Proposes Budget With No Tax Increases

Republican state lawmakers say Gov. Jerry Brown does not need tax extensions to fill California’s remaining deficit.


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State Assembly Approves Rental Car Recall Bill

One house of the California Legislature has narrowly approved the nation’s first state law that would force rental car companies to pull vehicles off the road after a safety recall.