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A visitor to the Great Western Show checks out an assortment of assault rifles at the One-Eyed-Jacks, Inc., booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center 28 April 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show, which runs through 30 April 20000, recently moved to Las Vegas from California. AFP PHOTO/John GURZINSKI (credit: JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Calif. Bill Tightens Out-Of-State Gun Purchase Laws: ‘We Don’t Have To Wait For Another Massacre’

Californians buying guns from out-of-state sources would have to go through the same steps required for in-state purchases under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Assembly.

05/28/2014

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LA To Receive $2.1 Billion To Extend Subway Into Beverly Hills

Federal transportation officials are promising another big dose of cash to help expand Los Angeles’ growing public transit network — this time, $2.1 billion in grants and loans to extend a subway line into Beverly Hills.

05/20/2014

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State Senate Approves Lower Gift Limit For Calif. Lawmakers

The state Senate has approved reducing the gift limit for lawmakers by more than half in an effort to improve the Legislature’s image after a string of ethical lapses and criminal charges.

05/19/2014

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State Senate Approves Bill That Would Drop Traditional Definition Of Marriage As ‘Between A Man And Woman’

The bill was sent to the Assembly on a 25-10 vote, with only Republicans in opposition. Two Republicans, Anthony Cannella of Ceres and Ted Gaines of Roseville, voted in favor.

05/01/2014

Sandra Fluke has decided to run for the state legislature - here she addresses the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 2012 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Activist Sandra Fluke Says She’ll Run For State Senate

The Los Angeles Times says Fluke will seek the seat held by Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat

02/05/2014

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Bill Would Limit Personal Info In Online Purchases

Critics said the bill’s proposed changes could have the opposite effect by hampering fraud-prevention efforts.

01/30/2014

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Elected Officials In Bell Call For State Sen. Ron Calderon To Step Down

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia of Bell Gardens and several other elected officials Wednesday called for Senator Ron Calderon to step down amid a federal investigation and accusations that he accepted money to promote certain bills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/13/2013

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State Senate Approves Snoopy License Plate Bill

Snoopy fans could soon be able to show their Peanuts pride on the road! The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday allowing the DMV to issue a commemorate license plate featuring the beloved character.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2013

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State Senate Approves Bill To Raise Minimum Wage

California’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that is all but certain to head to Gov. Jerry Brown, giving the state one of the highest statewide rates in the nation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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Bill Mandates 3-Foot Buffer Between Cars, Bikes

The state Senate approved a bill on Monday that would require drivers to stay at least three feet away from bicyclists when they are passing in the same direction.

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 Use Calif.’s Tax Policy To Pressure Boy Scouts Into Fully Accepting Gay Members

The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would use California’s tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boy Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2013

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