Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5B Budget Without Brown Sign-OffThe Legislature scheduled a budget vote Monday. However, negotiations will continue because Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't signed off on that plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Committees Approve $687 Million In Drought ReliefA $687 million drought relief plan is headed for floor votes in the Legislature after winning quick approval Wednesday in legislative committees.
Brown: Calif. Comes Back But Challenged By DroughtGov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered dual messages in his annual address to the Legislature.
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.
Debate Chugs Along Over Whether Granting Immigrants Driver’s Licenses Will Make Roads SaferA debate over granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses continues to chug along after the California Legislature passed a bill on it Thursday night.
Calif. Legislature OK’s Driver’s Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsAfter decades of debate and discussion, the Calif. Legislature approved a bill that will allow undocumented workers to obtain driver’s licenses.
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.
Immigrant Driver's License Bill Remains In LimboImmigrants 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.