California-Wide Plastic Bag Ban Passes Key HurdleCalifornia lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Assembly Rejects Bill That Would Ban Plastic Bags StatewideThe Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.
Calif. Bill Tightens Out-Of-State Gun Purchase Laws: 'We Don't Have To Wait For Another Massacre'Californians buying guns from out-of-state sources would have to go through the same steps required for in-state purchases under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Assembly.
New Calif. Measures Aim To Ease Court Punishments For Young OffendersJuvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.
State Senate Approves Lower Gift Limit For Calif. LawmakersThe state Senate has approved reducing the gift limit for lawmakers by more than half in an effort to improve the Legislature's image after a string of ethical lapses and criminal charges.
State Assembly Hopeful’s Campaign Sign Depicts Rifle-Toting WomanA campaign sign for a 32-year-old Lake Arrowhead woman running for a state Assembly seat in the 33rd District is stirring up controversy in the high desert.
Ex-Nev. Assemblyman Enters Plea Deal In San Bernardino County CaseA former Nevada lawmaker who allegedly led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has entered into a plea deal in the felony case.
Calif. Assembly Passes Bill To Raise Minimum Wage Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.
Calif. Bills Intended To Strengthen School SafetyThe state Senate has unanimously passed two bills designed to better safeguard teachers and students from attacks.
Bill Would Use Calif.’s Tax Policy To Pressure Boy Scouts Into Fully Accepting Gay MembersThe state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would use California's tax policy in an attempt to pressure the Boy Scouts of America into fully accepting gay members.
State Assembly Approves Bill Fining Celebrity Swatters $2K Per CallThe state Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail for people who make false 911 calls targeting the homes of celebrities.
Bill Would Crack Down On Celebrity 'Swatting' PrankstersThe state Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail for people who make false 911 calls targeting the homes of celebrities.
Former Congressman, Lt. Governor Mervyn Dymally Dies At 86Mervyn M. Dymally, former Lieutenant Governor of California, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 86.
Baby Bottles Take Center Stage In Local Assembly RaceIn one state assembly race on LA’s Westside, the issues have taken a back seat this week as thousands of baby bottles have created some heat.
Legislators Move To Make Sexting An Infraction That Could Lead To Expulsion So-called "sexting" would be added to the list of infractions that school officials can cite to expel students under a bill passed by the state Senate.