Special Interests Pour Record $24M Into California Lawmakers' RacesSpecial interest groups have poured a record $24 million so far into California legislative races ahead of Tuesday's primary election as real estate agents, dentists, businesses, charter schools and others seek to influence the makeup of the Legislature.
Panel Approves Pay Raises For California Lawmakers, GovernorThe Citizens Compensation Commission approved the salary and benefit increases on a 4-0 vote.
A List Of Lawmakers Who Collect Both Pension Check, SalaryA newspaper search of pension system records has found that 17 California lawmakers collect government pension checks on top of their legislative salaries.
CA Lawmakers Strike Deal With Labor Unions To Raise State's Minimum Wage To $15Just Saturday night, State Lawmakers have confirmed they have reached a deal with labor unions to boost the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour.
California Lawmakers Renew Push To Pass Right-To-Die BillThe bill allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs was renewed by legislators in a special session on health care convened by Gov. Jerry Brown.
California Urged To Return $331M Meant For HomeownersA 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.
Vote On California Right-To-Die Bill Delayed As Support LagsDemocratic Sen. Lois Wolk of Davis says she's still trying to secure votes for SB128 to pass the Assembly Health Committee.
Advocates Push Lawmakers To Help Social Programs In BudgetAs 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.
Social Media Protected After Death Under California BillCalifornia 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?
SoCal Lawmaker, Rabbi Hail Speech From Israeli PM NetanyahuA 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.
Lawmakers Send Hollywood Tax Credit To GovernorCalifornia lawmakers have approved legislation to extend additional tax credits to Hollywood film productions, sending the bipartisan legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
Lawmakers Consider Expanding Hollywood Tax CreditWith 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.