Proposed California Anti-Plastic Straw Bill Draws FireA California lawmaker is taking flak for a measure that would make it illegal for servers to offer plastic straws with drinks unless they're asked.
Republican Lawmaker Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Takes His Own LifeHe won his election despite Republican leaders urging him to drop out of the race after local media reported on some of his Facebook posts comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys.
Calif. Lawmaker Behind New Push To Get Rid Of Daylight Saving TimeA Northern California lawmaker is behind a new push to get rid of daylight saving time.
Distracted GOP Lawmaker Accidentally OKs California BudgetA Republican lawmaker accidentally cast his party's first vote for the California budget in years because he was distracted by Facebook.
Orange County Lawmaker Named To High-Speed Rail BoardA former state lawmaker from Orange County has been appointed to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board, adding another Southern California voice on the $68 billion project.
Ex-Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To New ChargesFormer California state Sen. Leland Yee has pleaded not guilty to an expanded indictment in his corruption case that included two new charges of money-laundering.
Sentencing Delayed For Lawmaker In Fraud Case The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Monday that Sen. Rod Wright is now set for sentencing Sept. 3 instead of later this month.
Democratic Rep. Waxman Announces Retirement After 20 TermsDemocratic Rep. Henry Waxman, a congressional force on clean air and expansion of Medicaid during his 20 terms, has decided to retire.
Trial Date Reset For Former Lawmaker Accused Of Leading Police On ChaseTrial is delayed in California for a former Las Vegas-area lawmaker accused of leading police on a California freeway chase, resisting arrest and attacking a police dog the day he was expelled from the Nevada Assembly.
Republican Lawmaker Pulls Son From Class Over New Transgender Law A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his school.
Lawmaker Calls For Tougher Regulations For Short-Term Day Care CentersA state lawmaker wants to establish basic standards for the short-term day care centers that are growing in popularity at fitness centers, shopping malls, grocery stores and other businesses.
San Gabriel Valley Lawmaker Accused Of Striking Woman With BeltA state lawmaker from the San Gabriel Valley is at the center of controversy after he reportedly struck a woman with a belt during an argument.
State Panel Slashes Funds For Legislators' VehiclesA state panel has slashed the amount of money California taxpayers will spend to keep legislators on the road.
Former Lawmakers Win Special Senate ElectionsTwo former Los Angeles-area lawmakers claimed seats in the state Senate in special elections Tuesday that were the first campaigns under California's open primary law.