Six months after Brown declared a water emergency, few state agencies know whether their conservation efforts are meeting the mark. They are not required to compare water consumption this year to last, and few have, The Associated Press found.
Stable housing is critical to the success of low-level felons being released under California Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reform law.
Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated his first year in office touring Los Angeles and addressing the progress he’s made on his campaign promises.
As the California Primary elections quickly approach, the race for the next Los Angeles County Sheriff heats up.
Former California Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, a colorful Democrat who was considered a visionary and served for 38 years in the state Legislature, died Saturday. He was 82.
Gov. Jerry Brown presented a robust defense of his record over the last three-and-a-half years during a speech to California business leaders Wednesday, promoting his efforts with education, pension reform, workers’ compensation, criminal justice and the economy.
The long-running dispute over the identity of the California Republican party was played out in sharp contrast Thursday, as two rival candidates for governor offered sharply differing views on the future of the GOP during what was their first, and probably only, joint appearance of the primary campaign.
Activists are concerned the changes Gov. Jerry Brown plans to make to California’s budget Tuesday will include huge cuts to resources for in-home caregivers.
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday agreed to replace the rainy day fund measure on the November ballot with a bipartisan plan that would set aside revenue of up to 10 percent of California’s general fund and dedicate money to paying down the state’s massive debts and liabilities.
On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.
California faces $340 billion in debts, or more than $8,500 for each of its 38 million residents, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said Wednesday in recommending that the state set priorities for paying down its key long-term liabilities.
Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption.
In a city where potholes are plentiful and walking earthquake-marred sidewalks can be an adventure, lawmakers are backing a proposed ballot measure that would generate billions of dollars for street repair by raising the sales tax.
Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal the voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s higher education system.
In a filing Monday, the administration asks the state appellate court to overturn a Sacramento County Superior Court judge’s rulings in a lawsuit filed by Kings County farmers and landowners.