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Bill Would Ban ‘Gay Panic’ Defense In Slayings

A bill making its way through the Legislature would prevent defendants from using a so-called “gay panic” defense to escape murder charges.

05/28/2014

Killer whales perform at SeaWorld. Off the coast of Dana Point these days, a pod of Orcas is calling this area home. (credit: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Calif. Bill Would End SeaWorld Killer Whale Shows

The state Assembly will hold its first committee hearing Tuesday on AB2140 by Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, that is pitting animal welfare activists against a staple of San Diego’s tourism industry.

04/07/2014

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Democrats In California Capital Reel From Scandal As Sen. Leland Yee Refuses To Resign

So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

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Leader Says Lost Supermajority Won’t Hinder Senate

Major issues facing the Legislature, including a water bond and reshaping the state’s rainy day fund, can be addressed this year despite the loss of Democrats’ supermajority.

03/03/2014

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Committees Approve $687 Million In Drought Relief

A $687 million drought relief plan is headed for floor votes in the Legislature after winning quick approval Wednesday in legislative committees.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2014

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Brown: Calif. Comes Back But Challenged By Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered dual messages in his annual address to the Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/22/2014

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West Hollywood Retailer Sues City Over Fur Ban

Less than a week after West Hollywood became the nation’s first city to ban the sale of fur, a retailer has filed suit to have the new law overturned.

09/26/2013

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Debate Chugs Along Over Whether Granting Immigrants Driver’s Licenses Will Make Roads Safer

A debate over granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses continues to chug along after the California Legislature passed a bill on it Thursday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2013

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Calif. Legislature OK’s Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

After decades of debate and discussion, the Calif. Legislature approved a bill that will allow undocumented workers to obtain driver’s licenses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Bill Eases Path For Firing Teachers For Misconduct

The Legislature on Thursday passed a bill intended to speed and streamline the process for dismissing teachers accused of misconduct, despite the opinion of some that the measure should be improved, possibly next year.

CBS Los Angeles–09/12/2013

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Immigrant Driver’s License Bill Remains In Limbo

Immigrants who are in the country illegally would be able to get California driver’s licenses under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, but it was not immediately certain whether it would be sent to the governor this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Legislature Sends Brown Bill On Calif. Prison Deal

The Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California’s prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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Bill Would Expand State’s Gun-Storage Requirements

A bill that appears headed to the governor would require gun owners to lock up their weapons if they live with a convicted felon or anyone else who is prohibited from owning a firearm.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2013

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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

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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