California 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.
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.
A Democrat has won a special election for a vacant L.A.-area legislative seat, bolstering the party’s supermajority in the state Assembly.
Funding for pediatric trauma centers throughout California will be extended after a Los Angeles legislator’s bill was signed into law Tuesday.
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.
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 […]
Proposition 30 and an improving economy will help keep Cal State University fees at their current levels – unless proposed funding falls through.
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.
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.
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.