California Senate Backs Limits On Coastal Commission Talks With Developers, Advocacy GroupsThe state Senate is backing legislation to limit private conversations between members of the California Coastal Commission and developers, advocacy groups or others with an interest in their decisions.
California Senate Approves 11 Sweeping Gun-Control MeasuresThe California Senate has approved a wide-ranging series of gun-control measures that would outlaw assault rifles with easily detachable magazines and require people to give up magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
California Lawmakers Advance Right-To-Die BillCalifornia lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation that would make it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs.
California May End Use Of Grand Juries In Police ShootingsThe California state Senate is advancing legislation to end the use of grand juries to investigate police shootings or cases of alleged excessive force by police.
Kamala Harris Raises $2.5M For California Senate BidDemocrat Kamala Harris has raised $2.5 million since January for her U.S. Senate campaign in California.
Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid DroughtThe state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.
Kamala Harris Piles Up Endorsements In Senate BidIt's been more than three weeks since she announced her U.S. Senate candidacy and Kamala Harris hasn't spoken a word at a public campaign event.
Capitol Shoe Shine Guy Among Senate LayoffsA man who has buffed shoes inside the Capitol for more than two decades is among those recently laid off by the state Senate.
California Senate Layoffs Resulted From $4M Budget GapThe state Senate faces a budget shortfall of between $3 million and $4 million this fiscal year, helping explain why it laid off 39 of its roughly 1,000 staff members last month.
Senate Leader Begins New Term By Laying Off 39 StaffersCiting budget conditions, the new leader of the state Senate has begun restructuring the chamber's administrative staff by laying off dozens of employees.
Lawmakers To Vote On $108B Spending PlanLawmakers are facing a Sunday deadline to pass a $108 billion spending plan that will meet Gov. Jerry Brown's demands for a rainy day fund and paying down debt while allocating some of the surplus to programs benefiting lower-income Californians.
Calif. Senate OKs Condoms For Prison InmatesThe California Senate approved a plan Monday that would require the state to hand out condoms at adult prisons, despite a ban on having sex behind bars.

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