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California Lawmakers Renew Push To Pass Right-To-Die Bill

The bill allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs was renewed by legislators in a special session on health care convened by Gov. Jerry Brown.

08/18/2015

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California Urged To Return $331M Meant For Homeowners

A Sacramento County judge found that the governor and state Legislature unlawfully diverted most of a fund that was part of a $25 billion settlement between five major banks and nearly every state in 2012.

07/06/2015

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Vote On California Right-To-Die Bill Delayed As Support Lags

Democratic Sen. Lois Wolk of Davis says she’s still trying to secure votes for SB128 to pass the Assembly Health Committee.

06/23/2015

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Advocates Push Lawmakers To Help Social Programs In Budget

As California lawmakers begin drilling into Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget for next year, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they already see many areas that need even more funding.

05/15/2015

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Social Media Protected After Death Under California Bill

California lawmakers are trying to address one problem with dying in an age of widespread social media and electronic communication: What happens to your digital life when you die?

05/11/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. During his speech, Netanyah said, "Today the Jewish people face yet another attempt by another Persian potentate to destroy us." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SoCal Lawmaker, Rabbi Hail Speech From Israeli PM Netanyahu

A U.S. Congressman from Orange County and a prominent Southland rabbi were both on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a controversial speech from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Iran nuclear talks.

03/03/2015

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Lawmakers Send Hollywood Tax Credit To Governor

California lawmakers have approved legislation to extend additional tax credits to Hollywood film productions, sending the bipartisan legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.

08/30/2014

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Lawmakers Consider Expanding Hollywood Tax Credit

With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, lawmakers are negotiating the extension and expansion of a Hollywood tax credit designed to keep film and television production in California.

08/09/2014

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Lawmakers Could Be Suspended Without Pay

The state Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment permitting the Legislature to suspend members without pay.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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Bill Extends Time For Child Sex Abuse Victims To Report

California lawmakers have approved legislation that would extend the amount of time victims of childhood sexual abuse have to come forward.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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State Senate Approves Lower Gift Limit For Calif. Lawmakers

The state Senate has approved reducing the gift limit for lawmakers by more than half in an effort to improve the Legislature’s image after a string of ethical lapses and criminal charges.

05/19/2014

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Bill Requires Payments For Misusing Campaign Funds

AB2692 by Democratic Assemblyman Paul Fong of Cupertino passed Monday 69-0 and heads to the Senate.

05/19/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, attends a game against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center on April 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Blast Clippers’ Owner

Members of the state Legislature’s black caucus blasted the racially charged comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after online sites posted a leaked audio recording over the weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/28/2014

State Senator Ron Calderon (left), State Senator Roderick Wright (right) and State Senator Leland Yee (not pictured) were suspended by the state Senate. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

California Senate Erases Websites Of 3 Suspended Lawmakers

The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three suspended lawmakers entangled in criminal cases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/07/2014

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U.S. Lawmakers Come To LAX To Review Shooting

Nearly five months after a gunman’s deadly attack at Los Angeles airport lawmakers and local officials will meet Friday for a congressional hearing to discuss its lessons.

03/28/2014

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