| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:25 AM
A California bill that would allow license plates to blare advertisements electronically will be considered by lawmakers with the intention to help fill the state's budget deficit.
As electronic highway billboards flashing neon advertisements become more...
| Oct 28, 2009
The California Legislature took another step on the path toward legalizing marijuana. The Assembly Public Safety Committee heard arguments on both sides of the volatile issue as it considered the legal, criminal and financial consequences of legalizing...
| Dec 14, 2009
With the state bracing for billions of dollars in budget shortfalls, a group of casinos is offering California leaders a stake in a new pot of money if they allow Internet poker sites to set up business in the state.
A consortium including the Morongo...
| Dec 15, 2009
Federal health officials are casting doubt on a last-gasp funding scheme by California to keep nearly 700,000 children from being yanked from a government health insurance program for the working poor.
U.S. health officials say the plan adopted by the...
| Jul 15, 2009
The union representing San Diego County employees has launched a signature-gathering effort for a ballot initiative to limit members of the Board of Supervisors to two four-year terms.
The initiative's backers have 180 days to collect the more than 77,...
| Jul 25, 2009
After a grueling 20-hour session, California lawmakers approved a budget package Friday that would close most of the state's $26.3-billion deficit with deep, broad cuts to state government.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would sign the legislation...
| Mar 13, 2009
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Legislature's budget analyst says the recession has created another $8 billion hole in the state's budget just weeks after the end of a bruising fight to close a $42 billion gap through June 2010.
| Dec 2, 2008
SACRAMENTO - A new two-year session of the California Legislature will be gaveled in today, with lawmakers facing one of the worst budget crises in state history and a sinking economy that will limit their ability to enact new programs.
| Dec 17, 2008
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SMOKE ALARMS FOR YOUR HOME
Someone dies in a home fire every three hours in the United States. Properly installed and maintained, residential smoke alarms are one of the best and least expensive ways to provide an early warning...
| Mar 8, 2010
Both houses of the California Legislature have approved a Democratic bill attempting to end three-day-a-month furloughs for nearly 80,000 state employees.
The measure by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg approved Monday would reverse some of the...
| Sep 11, 2009
For many who join the select club of 120 known as the California Legislature, everything changes. Once inside, they find an army of lobbyists and corporate executives at their disposal, more than eager to shower them with food, drink, travel and -- in...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 8:04 PM
COSTA MESA — Current and past Orange County Fair Board members sent an open letter to the California Legislature urging lawmakers to reject the fairgrounds' sale deal between the state, Costa Mesa and a real estate company, and calling it "deeply...