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California Assembly Approves Controversial Vaccine Bill

California’s Assembly has approved a hotly contested bill requiring that nearly all public schoolchildren be vaccinated.


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Lawmakers Denounce Ballot Initiative Making Gay Sex Punishable By Death

Members of the California Assembly are denouncing a proposed ballot measure that would make it legal to murder gay and lesbian people.


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California Legislature Approves Compromise $115.4B Budget

California 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.


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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.


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Earthquake Safety Bills Advance Out Of California Assembly

The legislation approved unanimously on Monday would expand financial incentives for seismic retrofits.


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California Assembly Advances Bills Reacting To Anti-Gay Plan

The 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.


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Assembly Bills Would Regulate Short-Term Home Rentals

The 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.


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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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Proposal Would Ease Carpool Lane Rules On 134, 210 Freeways

If you’ve ever been alone in your car and wanted to sneak into the carpool lane, there’s now a proposal to allow you to legally do just that — outside of rush hour —on two of the Southland’s busiest freeways.


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2 LA County Democrats Lose State Assembly Seats After Final Vote Tally

Two Democratic incumbents from Los Angeles County were bounced from their state Assembly seats after the county issued its final vote tally Monday.



Calif. Bill Would Ban Gay Teen ‘Conversion’ Therapy

State lawmakers have approved a bill that would establish a first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

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Calif. Assembly Urges Congress To Ban Assault Weapons

The state Assembly has passed a resolution urging Congress to revive a federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of recent mass shootings.

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Calif. Lawmakers Start Closing $9.6B Deficit

Exercising their new majority-vote authority, Democratic lawmakers began approving an $86 billion spending package Tuesday but did so without the tax renewals they had sought all year.


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Assembly Speaker John Perez’s Education Under Scrutiny

California Assembly Speaker John Perez’s educational record has come under scrutiny after it was noted that some biographies described him as a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, even though he never completed a degree.


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Vernon Wants $200K From Assembly Speaker For Records Request

Leaders of the industrial city of Vernon want a $200 million deposit from the California Assembly speaker to provide records he wants in a move to disband the charter city.