| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State Assemblywoman Christina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) called Friday for state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) to resign after a cable TV network reported allegations that he accepted $40,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent as...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:47 PM
SACRAMENTO — Reforming California's environmental regulations has been a priority among critics who say the rules are too onerous for businesses in the state.
But there's been little progress in the effort to change the California Environmental...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are set to announce Tuesday afternoon new legislation to help California meet a court order to reduce prison crowding.
The plan involves dipping into the state's reserve fund to pay for new places to house...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:33 AM
SACRAMENTO -- One day after Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a prison spending plan opposed by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), the Senate canceled a confirmation hearing for two Corrections Department directors appointed by the governor....
| Aug 29, 2013
There is real merit in Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's proposal to address California's prison overcrowding problem. Counties currently have a financial incentive to send inmates to state prisons and get them off local books; Steinberg...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — Democratic leaders of the state Senate on Wednesday proposed an extra $200 million annually for rehabilitation, drug and mental health treatment as an alternative to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan for reducing prison crowding.
| Sep 1, 2013
Both Gov. Jerry Brown's ill-considered plan for complying with a court-ordered prison population cap by contracting out for inmate beds, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's much smarter plan to control the flow of new inmates into prison, are...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:29 PM
SACRAMENTO — Internet users would get more protection for their confidential information under a bill that lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday.
The legislators also want Brown to extend carpool-lane access for owners of hybrid plug-in...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:14 PM
An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is open to traffic, and motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have expressed approval of the single-tower suspension span's elegant beauty.
But then there are these facts: The project was...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:28 PM
SACRAMENTO — An effort by the National Football League and owners of other professional sports teams to limit workers' compensation claims by out-of-state athletes is close to final passage in the California Legislature.
The measure cleared the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:16 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A deal reached Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders to reduce the state's prison population was greeted warily by lawyers representing inmates who have sued California over conditions behind bars.
“The governor hasn&...