LA Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra Won’t Seek Re-Election Amid Reports Of Sex HarassmentBocanegra, who represents the San Fernando Valley, also announced he will step down as majority whip immediately.
Calif. Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Pet Stores To Only Sell RescuesIt bans pet stores from selling animals bred in puppy mills.
Housing, Immigration Await California Lawmakers In Last WeekHundreds of bills await action by California lawmakers as the Legislature begins its last week of business this year.
State Approves $100 Million For LA River RestorationThe California Legislature on Monday approved $100 million in Proposition 1 funding for restoration of the 51-mile Los Angeles River.
Republicans Hold Strong In Battleground Assembly DistrictsCalifornia voters narrowed the field in each of the state's 80 Assembly races and 20 Senate contests on the ballot Tuesday as Republicans aim to chip away at solid Democratic majorities, and Democrats look to bolster their ranks.
California's June Primary Gets Extra $16M As Interest SurgesCalifornia's Legislature is approving $16 million to help county election officials deal with a surge of interest in the June primary and a crush of petition signatures for ballot measures.
California Legislators To Consider Police Push For Use Of DronesCalifornia law enforcement agencies are looking to fly drones as an affordable and efficient way to monitor crime scenes, pursue suspects and search for lost hikers.
California Legislature Passes Record $117.5B BudgetCalifornia lawmakers approved a $117.5 billion Democratic spending plan Monday that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor, as legislative leaders continue to negotiate a final deal with Gov. Jerry Brown.
Calif. Bill Urges Judges To Consider PTSD In Sentencing Of Military VeteransA bill moving through the state Legislature would urge judges to grant probation and give shorter prison terms to defendants who have mental health problems stemming from their military service.
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Wins Race For State AssemblyA Democrat has won a special election for a vacant L.A.-area legislative seat, bolstering the party's supermajority in the state Assembly.
Law Extends California Funding For Pediatric Trauma Centers Funding for pediatric trauma centers throughout California will be extended after a Los Angeles legislator's bill was signed into law Tuesday.
Calif. Seeks To Shelve Current Standardized TestsCalifornia education officials proposed Wednesday to immediately do away with the standardized reading, math and social science tests used to measure student learning and school performance since the late 1990s.