Lawmakers Slam Plan To Replace Statue Of Calif. Missionary With Sally Ride MemorialSouthland lawmakers are criticizing a vote by the California State Senate to replace a statue in the U.S. Capitol of one of the state's key historical figures with one of astronaut Sally Ride.
Lawmakers Want High Schools To Teach 'Yes Means Yes' For SexSenate President Kevin de Leon and Assemblywoman Hanna-Beth Jackson announced legislation on Tuesday that would require school districts where health education is a high school graduate requirement to make sexual violence prevention a part of the curriculum.
AP Source: California Attorney General Kamala Harris To Run For US SenateHarris has been in office since 2011 and is the first woman, the first African American and the first South Asian to hold the office in the state's history.
Newsom Will Not Run For Boxer's Senate SeatLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed Monday he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.
Former Lawmaker Plots Return To Antelope Valley Senate Seat After Lung TransplantFormer Republican Sen. Sharon Runner announced this week that she is taking steps to run in a special election that will be called to fill a state Senate seat in the Antelope Valley.
California Assemblyman Favored To Replace Disgraced SenatorA termed-out state assemblyman was favored Tuesday to succeed state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned in September after being sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.
Lawmakers Push For Changes To Higher EducationSenate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, introduced SB15 on Tuesday that would increase state funding, redirect funds from a scholarship program, and charge a higher rate to out-of-state students.
California Leader Preps For Expensive Swearing-In Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles has invited 2,000 guests, including about 200 officeholders, to witness his swearing-in as Senate president pro tempore during a Wednesday ceremony at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Lawmakers Approve Measure That Would Make Calif. First To Impose Statewide Plastic Bag BanCalifornia lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Senate Elects Los Angeles Democrat As Next Leader By voice vote, the 40-member chamber elected Sen. Kevin de Leon to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, who will step down Oct. 15, about seven weeks after this year's legislative session has ended.
Senate Approves Bill Criminalizing Synthetic Drugs The bill by Democratic Sen. Cathleen Galgiani of Stockton targets synthetic marijuana or stimulants known as "spice" and "bath salts."
Senate Approves Tying Minimum Wage To Inflation The bill's author, Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, says it's needed to help lift low-wage earners out of poverty.
Lawmakers Could Be Suspended Without PayThe state Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment permitting the Legislature to suspend members without pay.
Bill Requires Payments For Misusing Campaign FundsAB2692 by Democratic Assemblyman Paul Fong of Cupertino passed Monday 69-0 and heads to the Senate.
California Bill Protects Kids From Domestic Abuse Sen. Fran Pavley, a Democrat from Agoura Hills, says her SB910 would close a loophole in state law that excludes children from coverage under protective orders for domestic violence.