Immigrant Driver's License Bill Remains In LimboImmigrants who are in the country illegally would be able to get California driver's licenses under a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate, but it was not immediately certain whether it would be sent to the governor this year.
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.
Bill Would Expand State's Gun-Storage RequirementsA bill that appears headed to the governor would require gun owners to lock up their weapons if they live with a convicted felon or anyone else who is prohibited from owning a firearm.
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.
Bill Would Charge 911 Fees On Prepaid CellphonesCalifornians who use prepaid cellphones would pay a little more to add minutes under a bill moving through the Legislature.
Calif. Bill Would Expand Who Can Perform Abortions Women could go to a medical professional other than a doctor to end some pregnancies under a bill advancing through the state Legislature.
Analyst Agrees Brown's Calif. Budget In Balance California's budget is finally in balance as long as state lawmakers follow Gov. Jerry Brown's guidance to hold the line on spending.
Lawmakers, Women's Groups Outraged Over 'Arcane' Rape Law An appellate court ruling overturning a rape conviction because the victim wasn't married prompted anger Friday from women's groups and a state legislator who plans to introduce a bill that would close the legal loophole.
Report: Top Calif. Parks Officials Kept $20M HiddenOfficials at the highest levels of the California Department of Parks and Recreation helped keep millions of dollars in money intended for state parks secret for more than a decade.
Judge: Law Won't Protect Unmarried Victims In RapeA court overturned the rape conviction of a man who authorities say pretended to be a sleeping woman's boyfriend before initiating intercourse, ruling that an arcane law from 1872 doesn't protect unmarried women in such cases.
Tax On Amazon Purchases In Calif. Begins Saturday Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought against for years: tax collector.
Calif. Legislature Approves $55M Bailout Bill To Save Inglewood School DistrictThe Calif. Legislature approved a $55 million emergency bailout bill Friday to keep the Inglewood School District afloat.
Brown's Pension Changes Get Initial OK In LegislatureThe public pension changes negotiated by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have begun making their way through both houses in what is expected to be a quick journey to the governor's desk.
Bill Would End Calif. Lawmakers' Discounted Vanity Plates The state Assembly has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that ends discounted vanity license plates for current and retired lawmakers.