| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:52 PM
SAN DIEGO — Californians will be asked to make $600 million available to help struggling military veterans find housing under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday.
The governor also signed measures to allow community colleges to charge...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:18 PM
SACRAMENTO – Giving California women more access to abortion, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that allows nurse practitioners and certain other non-physicians to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:21 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that was heavily lobbied by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and aimed at boosting sales of high-tech goods and services.
Four measures, part of a package of 18 business-friendly bills...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:25 AM
SACRAMENTO -- A last-minute glitch involving an attempt to help build a new NBA arena in Sacramento forced California lawmakers to work past midnight on Thursday.
The Senate adjourned at 12:03 a.m., and the Assembly finished its business a minute later....
| 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 4, 2013
| 4:19 PM
SACRAMENTO — A bill that would give some victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to file lawsuits narrowly passed the Assembly on Wednesday, following emotional appeals from lawmakers and nearly an hour of extended wrangling for votes.
| Aug 23, 2013
Re “Brown is urged to limit school suspensions,” Aug. 19
Could we please insist that the people who want to remake school rules (and curriculum) spend some time in classrooms — and not walk-throughs, real time? Good intentions don't...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — Legal immigrants who are not American citizens would be able to serve on juries in California under a bill that lawmakers sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
The measure joins a proposal already on the governor's desk that would...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Civil right leaders from across the country sent a letter this week to Gov. Jerry Brown encouraging him to support legislation that would ban expulsions and restrict suspensions for "willful defiance" in California schools.
The bill, by Assemblyman...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:11 PM
There is one perk that is offered to state lawmakers that most aren’t taking advantage of — free tickets to the California State Fair.
Lawmakers who routinely accept gift tickets to Lakers games, rock concerts and the Academy Awards...
| Mar 22, 2013
A bill recently introduced in the California Assembly, AB 996, would substantially change the operations and governance of the state's certified farmers markets, strengthening some enforcement provisions and weakening others. The bill would renew...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:03 PM
A bill that for the first time would have provided substantial resources for state and county inspectors to keep cheaters out of farmers markets was held by the California Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday afternoon. That means the bill is...