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Groundwater legislation clears key hurdles as debate continues

Groundwater legislation clears key hurdles as debate continues3 key bills connected to the groundwater issue took some important steps forward in the state Assembly
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  • 1 month ago
California News

Teen's death leads to safeguards for some air guns

Teen's death leads to safeguards for some air gunsState lawmakers to approved a bill requiring bright markings on certain air guns
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  • 1 month ago
California News

Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bags

Assembly approves statewide ban on plastic bagsThe state Assembly has approved the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
  • California News
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Bill would regulate monitoring, storing students' social media posts by school districts

Bill would regulate monitoring, storing students' social media posts by school districtsCritics of of the monitoring are concerned about how long the data is stored, who has access to it, and why many parents aren't notified of third- party tracking
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
California News

California lawmakers take on toy guns, drones

California lawmakers take on toy guns, dronesTime ticks for bills waiting to be passed before Sunday night's legislative deadline
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  • 1 month ago
Politics

Smartphone kill switch bill signed by Brown

Smartphone kill switch bill signed by BrownThe new California law directs smartphone makers to equip their product with anti-theft technology that deactivates the device inoperable if stolen.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Statewide plastic bag ban fails in Assembly

Statewide plastic bag ban fails in AssemblyBoth plastic and paper bag manufacturers lobbied against the bill, highlighting a 10-cent fee on reusable bags.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
California News

Legislators seek $3M in legal aid for unaccompanied undocumented children

Legislators seek $3M in legal aid for unaccompanied undocumented childrenCalifornia state leaders announced legislation that would make it easier for unaccompanied undocumented minors to make their case
  • California News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
National News

Forest Service chief discusses wildfires, funding issues

Forest Service chief discusses wildfires, funding issuesThe U.S. Forest Service -- the primary federal agency responsible for combating wildfires -- has gone over budget in seven of the past 10 years. To pay the soaring costs, the Forest Service and the U.S. Interior Department have had to transfer money from other accounts.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
California News

Bill would require psychologists to have suicide prevention training

Bill would require psychologists to have suicide prevention trainingLegislation would require all mental health professionals in the state to be trained in suicide prevention.
  • California News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Water storage funding divides Republicans and Democrats

Water storage funding divides Republicans and DemocratsThe bond measure would pay to upgrade key infrastructure like pipelines and aqueducts.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Bill could increase California vehicle license fees

Bill could increase California vehicle license feesAB 2393 authorizes counties to increase fees by $1 for personal vehicles and $2 for commercial vehicles.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
California News

Lawmakers consider expanding Hollywood tax credit

Lawmakers consider expanding Hollywood tax creditCalifornia lawmakers are negotiating the extension and expansion of a $100 million-a-year Hollywood tax credit
  • California News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Lawmaker wants baby-changing stations in men's restrooms

Lawmaker wants baby-changing stations in men's restroomsSenate Bill 1350 would require any new or renovated business that installs baby changing tables in women's restrooms to do the same in men's restrooms.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
California News

Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief deal

Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief dealProspects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
California News

No decision on California death penalty appeal

No decision on California death penalty appealIt's too soon to say if the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling that the state's death penalty process is unconstitutional
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
California News

Appeals court upholds proposed bullet train route

Appeals court upholds proposed bullet train routeState appeals court has upheld a proposed route for California's bullet train project
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Politics

U.S. wildfire policy inadequate, senators agree

U.S. wildfire policy inadequate, senators agreeOne bill would make wildfires eligible for disaster relief funds. Another would focus on thinning 7.5 million acres of timber and give the timber industry more say in the process.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Possible compromise emerges on border request

Possible compromise emerges on border requestOne change involves the minors streaming to the border from Central America to be sent home more quickly.
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
National News

Obama's emergency immigration funding request includes $615M to fight wildfires

Obama's emergency immigration funding request includes $615M to fight wildfiresThe president also wants Congress to add wildfires to the list of natural disasters eligible for federal emergency assistance.
  • National News
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
National News

Obama seeks change to law that keeps migrant kids from deportation

Obama seeks change to law that keeps migrant kids from deportationThe president is asking Congress to amend the law that would allow Border Patrol agents to render a deportation decision themselves and quickly deport the children back to their home country.
  • National News
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Politics

Lawmakers refuse to comment on Calif. Senate hiring nepotism allegations

Lawmakers refuse to comment on Calif. Senate hiring nepotism allegationsCalifornia state senators refuse to comment on investigation into alleged favoritism in staff hiring practices
  • Politics
  • 3 months ago
California News

Gov. Brown could reshape California's Supreme Court

Gov. Brown could reshape California's Supreme CourtBrown could have an unprecedented opportunity to overhaul the California Supreme Court
  • California News
  • 3 months ago
Education

Assembly panel approves bill prohibiting 'student success fee' at CSU

Assembly panel approves bill prohibiting 'student success fee' at CSUThe fee can be as much as $2,000 included in the tuition for some students.
  • Education
  • 3 months ago
Local

Calif. bill would mandate boating safety course, license

Calif. bill would mandate boating safety course, licenseVessel operator cards would be issued to those who provide proof they have passed an online boater operator exam on the state's boating division's website.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Local

Gov. Brown signs bills to help ease jail crowding

Gov. Brown signs bills to help ease jail crowdingAB1512 extends for three years an existing law that allows counties to transfer inmates to another county with adequate jail space.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Governor to sign $108 billion Calif. budget

Governor to sign $108 billion Calif. budgetGov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 1 week ago