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Lawmakers Focus On Bullets In New Proposed Gun Laws

California lawmakers are now focusing on the bullets, instead of guns, as they continue to try and curb gun violence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/02/2013

Guns

Calif. Lawmakers Consider Tighter Restrictions On Weapons

California lawmakers promised Tuesday to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/29/2013

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Analyst Agrees Brown’s Calif. Budget In Balance

California’s budget is finally in balance as long as state lawmakers follow Gov. Jerry Brown’s guidance to hold the line on spending.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/14/2013

Car repair

Calif. Lawmakers Who Had Cars Repaired By Taxpayers

A list of California lawmakers who had their cars repaired by taxpayers.

12/06/2012

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California Lawmakers Extend Hollywood Tax Credit

Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown legislation that would extend a Hollywood tax break for two years in an effort to keep film and TV production in the state.

CBS Los Angeles–09/01/2012

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Calif. Bill Would Ban Gay Teen ‘Conversion’ Therapy

State lawmakers have approved a bill that would establish a first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2012

Bill Would End Calif. Lawmakers’ Discounted Vanity Plates

The state Assembly has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that ends discounted vanity license plates for current and retired lawmakers.

08/22/2012

Cars drive by a sign notifying of a new texting while driving law in California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

It’s Now L-E-G-A-L To Hands-Free Text And Drive In California

Lawmakers in Sacramento just updated the rules to allow hands-free texting while driving.

07/13/2012

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California Lawmakers Approve Construction Financing For Country’s 1st High-Speed Rail Line

California lawmakers have approved billions of dollars in construction financing for the first segment of what would be the nation’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, eventually connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.

07/06/2012

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Assembly OKs Stiffer Fines, Jail Time For Cockfighting

If you enjoy a good cockfight, it could cost you.

07/02/2012

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On-Time State Budget Carries Risky Assumptions

California lawmakers may have passed a budget on time to get paid, but their plan to close a $15.7 billion shortfall carries a big risk on the assumption that voters will approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase this fall.

06/16/2012

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Calif. Inmate Realignment Puts Pressure On County Jails

The jails in Riverside County east of Los Angeles were finally catching up with the region’s rapid growth when state lawmakers passed legislation that assigned thousands of inmates who would have gone to prison to their local lock-ups instead.

05/19/2012

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Lawmakers Scrutinize $68B High-Speed Rail Plan

The chairman of California’s high-speed rail project defended the $68.4 billion plan before lawmakers on Wednesday, a day after the state Legislative Analyst’s Office urged the state Legislature to reject it because it relies on highly speculative financing.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/18/2012

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Lawmakers Question Cost Of Vernon’s Legal Bills

Lawmakers are questioning the cost of legal bills for the city of Vernon, which is under investigation for its financial dealings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/28/2011

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State Lawmakers’ Interest Group-Funded Hawaiian Trip Raises Controversy

A planned week-long trip to Hawaii by state lawmakers, during which they are scheduled to meet with members of some very powerful interest groups, has triggered outrage in some circles.

11/11/2011

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