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  • Measure to require paid sick leave passes California Assembly

    Measure to require paid sick leave passes California Assembly
    A measure that would require employers to give employees at least three paid sick days a year cleared the Assembly on Thursday, overcoming fierce opposition from business groups.  The bill, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), would make...
  • 11 compete for seats on state tax commission

    California is the only state with an elected tax commission, and this year 11 candidates are vying for positions on the panel. The obscure yet powerful Board of Equalization is responsible for administering tax policies and ruling on appeals from...
  • Legislator introduces bill to guarantee paid sick days

    SACRAMENTO -- A bill unveiled Tuesday would guarantee at least three paid sick days a year for California workers. "It’s time to have this discussion, to seriously engage on the rights of everybody to take a day off when they’re sick or be...
  • Sick leave bill a welcome remedy for low-wage workers

    Sick leave bill a welcome remedy for low-wage workers
    We've all been there at some point, sitting in a restaurant ordering dinner when the waiter sneezes and mumbles an apologetic, "Sorry, I'm fighting a cold." Why is he at work? Especially at a job that brings him close to other people? Maybe it is...
  • California lawmakers use Lady Gaga to attract campaign cash

     
    California lawmakers use Lady Gaga to raise campaign cash...
  • Lawmakers allow two hospitals to expand cardiac procedures

     
    Two prominent California hospitals will be allowed to perform some cardiac procedures in outpatient buildings thanks to legislation approved on Friday. The bill involves cardiac catheterization, in which a small tube is inserted into an artery or vein and...
  • California lawmakers head to Hawaii, Australia for post-election events

     
    California lawmakers head to Hawaii...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill on decomposable cremation urns

     
    On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that establishes an industry-wide standard for environmentally-friendly cremation urns....
  • California legislation would ban raves at publicly owned venues

    California legislation would ban raves at publicly owned venues
    Reporting from Sacramento -- Raves would be outlawed at publicly owned venues in California under a proposal made Wednesday by a lawmaker after the death of a teenager and scores of injuries at rave events in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Legislation...
  • Family files claim over teen's death after a rave

    Family files claim over teen's death after a rave
    The parents of 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez, who died of an ecstasy overdose after attending a rave, have filed a claim against the management of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The parents are seeking $5 million in damages from the Coliseum...