Embattled LA Lawmaker Tony Mendoza Resigns After Sexual Misconduct AllegationsAn independent report last week found that the California state senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with.
LA Lawmaker Mendoza Sues Legislature Over SuspensionState Sen. Tony Mendoza is the only California lawmaker who has been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct. Two assemblymen voluntarily resigned.
LA Assemblyman Abruptly Resigns Over Health IssuesIn a statement, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas disclosed that he has already undergone five surgeries this year for a health problem.
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.