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State Senate Approves Reopening 9/11 Scholarship Program

The state Senate has approved reopening a college scholarship program for the relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

09/04/2013

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Bill Would Encourage Relocation Of Mountain Lions

California would relocate more troublesome mountain lions instead of killing them under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

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Bill Would Let Non-Physicians Perform Abortions

Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants could perform a type of early abortion under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, leaving the measure one step from the governor.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

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Bill Would Increase Penalties For ‘Swatting’ Calls

People who make fake 911 calls would be subject to paying the costs of mobilizing emergency responders under a bill that is close to passing the state Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2013

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Fracking Activists Urge Lawmaker To Withdraw ‘Gutted’ Bill

Environmental activists were set to descend on the offices of a San Fernando Valley lawmaker Monday to demand she support a legislative ban on a controversial drilling process.

08/12/2013

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Calif. Senate Leader Backs Private Prison Plan

The leader of the state Senate on Wednesday backed Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to send thousands of inmates to private prisons rather than free them early to comply with federal court orders to reduce prison crowding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/07/2013

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Senate Passes Bill On Non-Citizen Poll Workers

The state Senate on Monday approved legislation that would allow immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to assist voters casting a ballot.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2013

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Senate OKs Bill To Ease Immigration, Boost Border Security

With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America’s shadows.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2013

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Is An Agreement On Immigration Reform Around The Bend?

Both Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate Thursday said they were nearing an agreement on immigration reform.

06/20/2013

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Calif. Legislature Passes $96.3B Democratic Budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s Legislature has passed the state’s massive spending plan amid sharp divisions over whether the Democratic budget will further the state’s recovery or eventually return it to the multibillion-dollar deficits common during […]

06/14/2013

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Calif. Assembly Passes Bill To Raise Minimum Wage

Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/30/2013

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Bill Seeks To Ensure Privacy As Drone Use Rises

California would take its first steps to protect the public from the increased use of unmanned aircraft under a bill approved by the state Senate.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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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

Rep. Tony Cárdenas demands an end to the sequester. (credit: Rep. Cardenas/Facebook)

Member Of House Budget Committee Demands End To Sequester

A member of the House Budget Committee Friday demanded an end to the sequester.

05/03/2013

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Valley Congressman Revisits Bill Aimed At ‘Too Big To Fail’ Banks

A San Fernando Valley Congressman is backing legislation to keep the nation’s biggest banks from threatening the stability of the financial system in the event of a collapse.

04/10/2013

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