In First-Ever Move, California Senate Taps Undocumented Attorney For State Advisory RoleFor the first time, the California State Senate has named someone living in the U.S. illegally to a statewide appointment.
California Senate Approves $180M For Battery Plant CleanupThe California state Senate has approved nearly $180 million to test and clean up homes and businesses that may be contaminated by lead near a former battery recycling plant in Los Angeles County.
State Senate Employees Get Raise Year After LayoffsThe California state Senate is giving all its employees pay raises just one year after laying off several dozen employees due to financial problems, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.
Sentencing Brings Call For California Sen. Rod Wright To ResignCalifornia state Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Friday to three months in prison for lying about where he lived when he ran for office and leaders of the Senate said he should resign immediately.
Lawmakers To Vote On $108B Spending PlanLawmakers are facing a Sunday deadline to pass a $108 billion spending plan that will meet Gov. Jerry Brown's demands for a rainy day fund and paying down debt while allocating some of the surplus to programs benefiting lower-income Californians.
Calif. Senate Passes Bill To Punish Forms Of Cocaine EquallyThe state Senate has passed a bill that punishes users of crack and powder cocaine equally in an attempt to reduce racial bias in prison sentences.
California State Senate Restricts Medical Marijuana Dispensaries California would take steps to regulate the sale of medical marijuana under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, restricting cannabis dispensaries that federal prosecutors say have grown out of control.
Bill Prohibiting Tickets At Broken Meters Passes AssemblyA bill that would prohibit cities from ticketing cars parked at broken meters passed the State Assembly on Thursday and is headed for the Senate.
State Senate Unanimously Approves Social Media Passwords BillCalifornia lawmakers don’t “Like” the idea of bosses asking for their workers for their Facebook passwords.
Only On 2: Senator Sharon Runner Discusses Life-Saving Double Lung Transplant For 1st TimeYou may not know her name, but if you’re a parent in California, you’ve been affected by her work.State Senator Sharon Runner, along with her husband, were the driving force behind Jessica’s law – the strongest sexual predator laws in the nation. And while she’s used to fighting for a cause, fighting for her life was something much different. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell has her exclusive story.