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  • Brown signs bill to urge more drivers into eco-friendly vehicles

    Brown signs bill to urge more drivers into eco-friendly vehicles
    Seeking to put more California drivers in electric cars, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Sunday providing financial incentives and other perks to entice consumers to buy the environmentally friendly vehicles. The push for low-emission cars, combined...
  • Governor disposes of mandating diaper changing stations in men's rooms

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday issued identical vetoes to twin bills that would have required many businesses to provide diaper changing stations in men’s restrooms. “This may be a good business practice, but not one that I am inclined to...
  • California governor rejects bills to help men change diapers

    California governor rejects bills to help men change diapers
    California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed two bills that aimed to make baby diaper changing tables in public restrooms as accessible to men as they are to women. The bills, which recently passed the state's senate and assembly chambers with...
  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • State lawmakers stay up late to pass paid sick days measure

    In one of the final acts of the 2014 lawmaking year, the Legislature early Saturday morning voted to significantly expand working Californians' access to paid time off for illness. The lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require most...
  • Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban

    Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban
    After a lawmaking season that left them bruised by political scandal but salved by California's revitalized economy, state lawmakers were attempting to wrap up their work late Friday by tackling the complexities of water policy, everyday matters such as...
  • California lawmakers seek more frequent campaign finance reporting

    California lawmakers approved a measure Saturday that would require the state to develop a new Internet-based campaign filing and public display system and that candidates file electronic disclosures of their campaign finances every calendar quarter,...
  • Lawmakers OK ban on fundraisers in lobbyists' homes

    Lawmakers OK ban on fundraisers in lobbyists' homes
    Lobbyists would no longer be allowed to host political fundraisers in their homes for state candidates under a bill given final legislative approval Thursday by the California Assembly just six months after a scandal involving the practice. The bill,...
  • Lawmakers OK bill setting standards for campus sexual assault policies

    To address the problem of rape on campuses, California colleges and universities would have to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity under a proposal passed by state lawmakers Thursday. If signed by Gov....
  • Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction

    Lawmakers move to scrap English-only instruction
    California lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward an overhaul of the voter-approved 1998 law requiring English-only instruction in public schools, another victory for Latino legislators seeking to strip away polarizing laws aimed at immigrants....
  • Gov. Brown signs bill requiring cellphone 'kill switches'

    Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers addressed technology's dark side Monday, with Brown approving a requirement for "kill switches'' on smartphones and legislators requesting new protection for victims of revenge porn and identity theft. A...
  • Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature

    With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last. By midnight Aug. 31, they must address such contentious issues as whether to ban plastic carryout bags from supermarkets statewide,...