Proposed John Wayne Day In California Rejected Over Decades-Old Racist CommentsWhat a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.
Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Sworn In As Assembly SpeakerA Los Angeles-area Democrat who was chosen by his colleagues six months ago to lead the California Legislature's lower chamber will take office this week.
Assembly Votes To Raise Smoking Age To 21The California Assembly has voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.
California Assembly Approves Bill Banning Confederate NamesCalifornia lawmakers have advanced a bill to ban schools, parks and public property from being named after elected leaders or senior military officers of the Confederacy.
California Assembly Approves Controversial Vaccine BillCalifornia's Assembly has approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated.
Lawmakers Denounce Ballot Initiative Making Gay Sex Punishable By DeathMembers of the California Assembly are denouncing a proposed ballot measure that would make it legal to murder gay and lesbian people.
California Legislature Approves Compromise $115.4B BudgetCalifornia lawmakers on Friday passed a compromise budget to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's demands for restrained spending, even as the package sends billions more to public schools and increases spending on health care and social services.
California Assembly Moves To Expand Sex Education In Schools The state Assembly is advancing legislation to expand California's sex education curriculum, requiring schools to teach more about sexually transmitted infections and discuss same-sex relationships when teaching HIV prevention.
Earthquake Safety Bills Advance Out Of California AssemblyThe legislation approved unanimously on Monday would expand financial incentives for seismic retrofits.
California Assembly Advances Bills Reacting To Anti-Gay PlanThe California Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation making it harder for citizens to propose extreme ballot initiatives following the outrage over a measure advocating the slayings of gay and lesbian people.
Assembly Bills Would Regulate Short-Term Home RentalsThe California Legislature is getting involved in questions about short-term vacation rentals in quiet, residential neighborhoods, with at least two bills proposed to regular AirBNB and other similar brokers in the state.
California Assemblywoman In Hot Water For Anti-Islam Tweet"Anyone who knows me knows I would never condemn someone based on their religion," says Melissa Melendez.

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