Senate President pro tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, said on December 14, 2017 that he is working to make changes in how sexual harassment complaints have been handled in the California Legislature.
U.S. District Court nominee Matthew Petersen was interviewed by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) during his confirmation hearing on Dec. 13, 2017. In the exchange, Petersen acknowledged he had never tried a case in court and struggled to answer some basic questions of law.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said he felt optimistic that House and Senate Republicans can smooth out significant differences between the two proposed tax reform bills. Scott spoke at the Giti Tire plant in Chester County, S.C.
Europe's migration crisis is nothing compared to what it will be if world leaders don't do more to tackle global warming, California Governor Jerry Brown said Tuesday. He was addressing delegates at a climate change summit in Paris. Brown is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump's stance on the environment.
Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore of Alabama rode his horse, Sassy, to the polls on Dec. 12 to cast his ballot. “This is a very important race for our country, for our state, and for the future,” Moore said.
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, business and civic leaders of the greater Sacramento region hold a press conference at California State University, Sacramento to urge the passage of a legislative solution to support DACA recipients before the holidays. Dreamers Fatima Diaz and Rossmeri Ramirez speak about their goals.
A Colorado cake baker and the same-sex couple for whom he declined to make a wedding cake were all at the Supreme Court to witness arguments in the case. Speaking outside of court after the justices heard the case, baker Jack Phillips said the five-year court fight has "been very hard on me and my family." David Mullins said he and his now-husband, Charlie Craig, said they were in tears in the parking lot of Phillips' shop after he declined to make them a wedding cake.
As anticipated, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, 2017. The announcement is a break from decades of U.S. policy and carries unclear consequences for Mideast peace efforts.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says "we have more work to do" to change the culture that allows sexual harassment and abuse. He was interviewed Tuesday night at the California Hall of Fame ceremonies.
In Roseville, approximately 200 protesters representing 10 different local activist groups from across the greater Sacramento area wearing Santa hats, tacky holiday sweaters express objection Tuesday, December 5, 2017, to the "Republican Tax Scam" and encourage Rep. Tom McClintock to vote ‘No’ again when the revised bill comes to the house floor.
Sacramento lobbyist Pamela Lopez said Monday, December 4, 2017, that Assemblyman Matt Dababneh cornered her in a hotel bathroom last year and masturbated in front of her. Dababneh has denied the allegation.