Lawmakers Could Be Suspended Without PayThe state Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment permitting the Legislature to suspend members without pay.
Senate Democrats Cancel San Diego Golf Fundraiser In Wake Of Criminal ProceedingsThe state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.
GOP Move To Expel State Sen. Rod Wright Fails To Gain TractionA state Senate committee will not consider a Republican resolution seeking to expel a Democrat awaiting sentencing on perjury and voter fraud charges.
3 GOP Senators Want To Give State Sen. Roderick Wright The BootThree Republican senators want to expel State Sen. Roderick Wright from the Legislature.
Top Democratic Lawmaker Proposes Fuel TaxThe state Senate leader on Thursday proposed a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to mass transit projects and households making less than $75,000 annually.
Brown Proposes $687M For Drought ReliefGov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday announced a $687 million plan to provide immediate help to drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.
Embattled State Sen. Ron Calderon Removed From CommitteesA key legislative body voted Tuesday to strip state Sen. Ron Calderon of his committee assignments amid a federal investigation involving allegations he accepted money in return for promoting certain bills.
In Wake Of Sting, Sen. Ron Calderon Removed From State Film PanelA day after details emerged about an elaborate sting operation in which an FBI agent posing as a movie producer allegedly paid bribes to state Sen. Ron Calderon of Montebello, the lawmaker was abruptly removed from his post on the California Film Commission.
Calif. Law Allows Minors To Remove Embarrassing Pics On Social Media SitesMinors in California will have a chance to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Legislature Sends Brown Bill On Calif. Prison DealThe Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California's prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.
Calif. Bill Protects Immigrants From Employer RetaliationGov. Jerry Brown will consider a bill that would make it illegal for employers to report workers to immigration authorities as retaliation for complaining about their working conditions.
Leaders Seek To Avoid Early Calif. Inmate ReleasesThe deal relies on the state persuading three federal judges to give California time to let rehabilitation programs work.
Calif. Senate Leader Backs Private Prison PlanThe 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.
Calif. Lawmakers, Gov. Brown To Get Pay RaiseCalifornia lawmakers will get a pay raise of nearly $5,000 this year while the governor will see an increase of nearly $9,000 after a citizens' panel voted Wednesday to restore some of the cuts it made during the recession.
Legislative Leaders Say State Budget Deal Is NearGov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's Democratic leaders moved close to a state budget deal Monday that is expected to revamp education funding and begin restoring some of the social services cut during the recession.