Two lawmakers have resigned and one is on leave at the California Capitol over allegations of improper conduct toward women at the California Capitol. At least one other is under investigation, while the Legislature decides whether to change to internal rules and state laws. Here's a rundown.
Amid rumors of stepped up federal immigration raids, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday Jan. 18, 2018, reminded employers of new state law that limits their ability to assist law enforcement in immigration raids.
An anti-sexual harassment video produced by a man with connections to the bail bond industry prominently features allegations against Sen. Bob Hertzberg. Hertzberg made a political enemy of the powerful bail industry last year when he introduced legislation to overhaul the money bail system in California. Video courtesy Sacramento Victims Hotline.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and State Senate pro Tem Kevin de León joined together to stand against President Trump's decision to rescind DACA.
During a gubernatorial debate on Jan. 13, 2018, fellow Democrats Antonio Villaraigosa and John Chiang challenged Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's claims of eductional progress in San Francisco. Video courtesy of ABC7 and KPCC.
Republican businessman John Cox, a candidate for governor in California, said he supports a wall on the border with Mexico and allowing immigrants in the state to fill agricultural jobs. He appeared at a debate with five other candidates at USC on Jan. 13, 2018. Video courtesy ABC7 and KPCC.
A day after President Donald Trump apparently described African countries as "shithole countries" in White House meetings, the president repeated the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: "that no matter what the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by god." The president signed a proclamation Thursday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. After the signing, reporters peppered the president with questions.
President Donald Trump denied in a tweet on Thursday that he asked during a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) responded to the tweet on camera, confirming that the president did use those words.