Jerry Brown, the Democratic governor of California, talks about giving another chance to those behind bars while giving a short welcome address at a Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast in Sacramento sponsored by the California Legislative Black Caucus on Jan. 12, 2017.
At a confirmation hearing for Gen. John Kelly, Sen. Kamala Harris pushed Trump's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security on whether he would prioritize deporting undocumented young people protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants waivers to students brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
At his Assembly confirmation hearing on Jan. 10, 2017, Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra suggested grabbing a beer with Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, to further discuss his concerns on religious liberty. Video courtesy of the California Channel.
State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, asks colleagues to approve SB 1322 in June 2016. Under the bill, which took effect Monday, a minor engaged in prostitution will be treated as a victim and not arrested. Those soliciting the sex and those arranging the clients can still be charged with crimes. Video courtesy of the California Channel.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, certifying the Nov. 8 election on Friday, rejected unproven allegations from President-elect Donald Trump of voter fraud and complaints from Bernie Sanders supporters before the June primary.