| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits.
AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:44 PM
President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funding Tuesday to help confront what he called an “urgent humanitarian situation”: the unprecedented influx of children and teens arriving without parents on the Southwestern...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The state Senate Appropriations Committee will soon take up two very different bills that could determine whether California remains the nation’s moviemaking capital.
Assembly Bill 1839 would significantly boost the size of tax credits...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The flood of immigrant children crossing the Southwest border took center stage Thursday on Capitol Hill as a Senate committee moved to provide $100 million to respond to the crisis.
In addition, a group of Democratic lawmakers called for measures...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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It isn't all that the state Legislature's arts allies had hoped for, but the 2014-15 budget recently passed by the Senate and Assembly includes a $5 million increase for the California Arts...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to give tax subsidies annually to more professional sports stadiums got sweeter for Central Florida Thursday, as lawmakers added language allowing projects already underway to get ahead of the line for tax dollars.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Eighteen veterans died while waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA medical center, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs said Thursday, as senators reached a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving veterans' healthcare in response to...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With just days left before calling it quits, the Florida Senate is reviving debate over whether to allow the state's main school-voucher program to grow its enrollment base in exchange for stronger accountability of students and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A state Senate panel approved legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling from writing off fines levied by the NBA as a business expense on his state income tax returns.
The Senate Governance and Finance...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Mired in a spat between property owners, the business lobby and local governments, a Senate panel on Tuesday gutted a proposal once hailed as a major step to protect Florida's dying springs.
In a series of amendments, the Senate...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Stepping up Congress’ efforts to root out misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers Thursday moved to boost funding for a nationwide investigation into whether VA employees covered up long waits for medical care and authorize...