The Wall Street ratings agency Standard & Poor's gave a vote of confidence to California's finances on Thursday, upgrading its credit rating to its highest level in 14 years.
Every day, California drivers navigate an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and a wrong turn of the wheel can send them limping to a mechanic. Maintenance crews can't keep up.
It's unusual for Republicans to wield much influence in California's Capitol, but the brewing debate over funding road repairs is an exception.
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage around the country, calling it an "incredible day in history."
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new $167.6-billion budget Wednesday that expands child care, boosts funding for public schools and opens the state's public healthcare program to children in the country illegally, but leaves some key issues unresolved.
California lawmakers passed a new budget Friday that would increase spending on government services for the poor and make a range of policy changes intended to address the drought and improve police accountability.
Jerry Brown has built a reputation as an ardent environmentalist, but his experience as Oakland mayor taught him that too many regulations could stall or even strangle development.
Immigrant children who are in the country illegally would receive public healthcare coverage in California under a budget deal announced Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders.