Doris Matsui of Sacramento on Wednesday pledged to spend only $13.50 on food the next three days, joining nearly 30 of her fellow House Democrats in protest of cuts to the federal food stamp program.
California state government and school districts will pay roughly $103 million less in pension costs for the coming fiscal year, according to a new CalPERS estimate.
For the first time in four years, California's Citizens Compensation Commission is scheduled to vote this month on whether to raise the pay of lawmakers and statewide elected officials.
California's years-long legal battle to resume capital punishment has again suffered a setback, this time by an appellate court's ruling Thursday that the state's regulations governing executions are invalid.
A bill to raise California's hourly minimum wage to $9.25 over the next three years won approval Thursday in the state Assembly.
A proposal to ban plastic shopping bags in California went the way of so many plastic bags into the trash on Thursday when it failed to pass in the state Senate.
California's years-long legal battle to resume capital punishment has once again suffered a setback, this time by an appellate court's ruling Thursday that the state's regulations governing executions are invalid.
Even as the Boy Scouts of America moves to allow gay youths to join its troops, the California Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would revoke the organization's nonprofit status because it does not permit the participation of openly gay adults.
Legislation to prohibit salaried state employees from taking a secondary hourly-wage position within their same department or agency stalled Friday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Both houses of the Democratic-controlled Legislature worked to craft budgets Friday that are about $3.2 billion higher than the one proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Measures aimed at creating new taxes on Californians were held by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday, making it extremely unlikely that the taxes on cigarettes, soda, strip clubs, plastic bags or oil extraction will become law this year.
Even in heavily Democratic California, President Barack Obama's job approval rating has plummeted among voters, largely on his handling of the economy, according to a new Field Poll.
California lawmakers finally voted on a state budget Sunday – but it died a partisan death.
The day after unveiling $8.2 billion in proposed tax increases mostly on high-income earners and corporations, legislative Democrats on Wednesday said they have done all they can to trim the state budget without harming education and health care.