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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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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

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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

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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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