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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

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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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Applications For Concealed Gun Permits Surge In California

About 56,000 Californians have a concealed-weapons permit in a state of 38 million residents.

03/12/2014

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WeHo Bar To ‘Deny Entry’ To Lawmakers Who Back Anti-Gay Legislation

Southern California lawmakers who support legislation to discriminate against gays and lesbians now have one less hotspot to visit in West Hollywood.

02/25/2014

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Calif. Lawmakers, State Elected Officials Getting Raise

California lawmakers and statewide elected officials will have a little extra cash in their pockets this holiday season, as their paychecks rise by more than 5 percent starting Sunday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/29/2013

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Study: County Approaches Differ On Prison Reforms

A university study released Friday of how counties are spending $4.4 billion to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment law found that nearly 20 percent have fundamentally changed how they approach criminal justice.

11/08/2013

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Bill Will Extend Statute Of Limitations For Hit-And-Runs

California lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that will extend the statute of limitations for hit-and-run crashes from three to six years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/10/2013

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Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes $315M Prison Fix

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking state lawmakers to approve spending $315 million this year to lease cells in private prisons and jails as an alternative to releasing roughly 9,600 inmates to comply with a federal court order.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers, Gov. Brown To Get Pay Raise

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2013

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