California State Assembly
Lawmakers 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.
A Democrat has won a special election for a vacant L.A.-area legislative seat, bolstering the party’s supermajority in the state Assembly.
A voting method in the California State Assembly that some legislators call “common practice” is coming under fire from government watchdogs.
The measure includes a requirement that drillers disclose the chemicals they use in the process of hydraulic fracturing.
A bill that would prohibit cities from ticketing cars parked at broken meters passed the State Assembly on Thursday and is headed for the Senate.
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell returned home from Afghanistan to a warm welcome from friends and family and plans to return to the Assembly this month.