Republican drought-inspired legislation went down in an Assembly committee Monday. Backers sought to prevent environmental delays for construction of water-storage facilities. Critics said it would compromise the environment and is premature.
Scott Ackerman and Jamie Carpenter, from Lexington, Ky., stood among hundreds of people in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Ackerman’s birthday, hoping the nation’s highest justices can be convinced the two men have a right to be married.
Once intended to ban tobacco from baseball, a California bill has been watered down. It is now limited to professional parks and to smokeless tobacco. The slimmed-down version got out of committee on Monday.
The state political watchdog signed a settlement agreement in August with Elk Grove City Councilman Steven Detrick with the understanding he had repaid nearly $100,000 in campaign funds he improperly used to pay his son’s legal fees. Months later, the commission discovered the money never had been repaid. The FPPC now is considering remedies.
The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.
A Southern California city paid more than $326 million to companies owned by a former mayor and his family over the last 20 years, and invoices suggest they may have received massive overpayments, according to an audit report.
Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the air isn't a bird at all, it's a drone.
California’s 2016 ballot is likely to have one or more tax increase measures. Extension of a temporary surtax on high-income Californians is one. But others that may be proposed could affect the state’s poorest residents.
State income tax revenue for April has already surpassed the Brown administration’s estimate for the month. State revenue for 2014-15 could surpass estimates by more than $4 billion. Health and welfare programs, and not just schools, could benefit.
The two Democrats tangled sharply in the 7th Senate District’s only televised debate. Glazer said Bonilla was too aligned with organized labor. Bonilla said the rail project would help the state’s economy.
Former state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg termed out of the Legislature last year. Since then, he has opened an institute to promote mental health policy. He returns to the Capitol today to lend his support for new legislation.
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