An animal rights activist has filed a complaint with the state ethics agency against the Australian government, alleging that it did not properly register its lobbying activities as it seeks to eliminate California's ban on kangaroo products.Read more
As lawmakers consider new measures to combat climate change, researchers at UC Berkeley released a study saying stronger renewable energy requirements would lead to new jobs.
California law requires the state to get 33% of its electricity from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, by 2020. A bill by Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) would increase that standard to 50% by 2030.Read more
Officials turned off the water at San Quentin State Prison on Friday and temporarily trucked in portable toilets after an inmate was hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease and more than two dozen other prisoners showed signs of the illness.Read more
A top house Democrat usually in charge of whipping votes for the minority party hasn't decided if he will support an agreement designed to curb Iran's nuclear program.
The comments from Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No.Read more
Republican state lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to restrict local law enforcement agencies from seeking custody of accused criminals scheduled for deportation, a response to the death of San Francisco woman allegedly killed by Mexican national who had been deported five times.
The measure, by Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) and Sen.Read more
State lawmakers on Thursday shelved some 100 bills for the year, including proposals that would have raised the minimum wage, banned oil drilling off the coast and provided work permits to agricultural workers who are in the country illegally.Read more