A key legislative body voted Tuesday to strip state Sen. Ron Calderon of his committee assignments amid a federal investigation involving allegations he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.
A day after details emerged about an elaborate sting operation in which an FBI agent posing as a movie producer allegedly paid bribes to state Sen. Ron Calderon of Montebello, the lawmaker was abruptly removed from his post on the California Film Commission.
Minors in California will have a chance to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California’s prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.
Gov. Jerry Brown will consider a bill that would make it illegal for employers to report workers to immigration authorities as retaliation for complaining about their working conditions.
The deal relies on the state persuading three federal judges to give California time to let rehabilitation programs work.
The leader of the state Senate on Wednesday backed Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to send thousands of inmates to private prisons rather than free them early to comply with federal court orders to reduce prison crowding.
California lawmakers will get a pay raise of nearly $5,000 this year while the governor will see an increase of nearly $9,000 after a citizens’ panel voted Wednesday to restore some of the cuts it made during the recession.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.
California lawmakers promised Tuesday to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases.
Several California lawmakers reacted to the Conn. mass shooting by calling for new laws aimed at increasing safety, either through gun control or improved security at public schools.