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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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Calif. Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic Budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s Legislature has passed the state’s massive spending plan amid sharp divisions over whether the Democratic budget will further the state’s recovery or eventually return it to the multibillion-dollar deficits common during […]

06/14/2013

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Brown Plan Gives Big Money To Close Education Gap

California schools will receive an infusion of more than $3.6 billion in extra money this year, much of it targeted to the neediest students as part of a redistribution plan pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/12/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (C) waves to the crowd before delivering the State of the State address as Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (R) look on at the California State Capitol.  (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Legislative Leaders Say State Budget Deal Is Near

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/10/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Move To Punish Hoax 911 ‘Swatting’ Callers

Legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday would force pranksters who make hoax 911 calls, like the ones used to target celebrities, pay for the cost of police responding to the fake emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Reject Bill That Would Have Extended Last Call At Bars, Clubs To 4 A.M.

State lawmakers rejected a bill Tuesday that would have extended last call at bars and clubs to 4 a.m.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/23/2013

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Calif. Senate OKs Spending $24M For Gun Seizures

State lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would provide more money for a state program that confiscates guns from felons, those deemed mentally unstable and others who are prohibited from owning them.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013

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