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California Legislature

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Calif. Bill Urges Judges To Consider PTSD In Sentencing Of Military Veterans

A 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.

04/07/2014

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Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Wins Race For State Assembly

A Democrat has won a special election for a vacant L.A.-area legislative seat, bolstering the party’s supermajority in the state Assembly.

12/04/2013

(Credit: CBS)

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.

10/08/2013

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Calif. Seeks To Shelve Current Standardized Tests

California 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2013

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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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New CSU Classes, Increased Enrollment Dependent On State Legislature

Proposition 30 and an improving economy will help keep Cal State University fees at their current levels – unless proposed funding falls through.

03/20/2013

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AP: Lawmakers Elsewhere Release Daily Calendars

California’s Legislature prohibits lawmakers from releasing their daily calendars, but legislators in many other states voluntarily open their schedules so the public can see how they spend their time and who is allowed access to them.

06/11/2011

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Legislature: Newly Elected Bell Officials Can Take Office Immediately

The state Legislature has approved emergency legislation that will let newly elected council members take office in the scandal-plagued Los Angeles County city of Bell.

03/21/2011

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AP: Calif. Legislature Shields Records

A letter written by a lobbyist to a lawmaker; an e-mail pitch by a campaign donor; memos sent by party leaders directing legislators how to vote on a bill.

12/22/2010