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Assembly Democrats continued Tuesday to bat down legislation they see as weakening Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment program, including a bill that would return sex offenders who violate parole to state prison. "We are tweaking a flawed program,"...
SACRAMENTO -- A state lawmaker has revived legislation to regulate medical marijuana in California, saying the measure is necessary to clarify hazy legal areas that continue to plague the state's pot program 16 years after voters approved it. The...
Laying the groundwork for debate over half a dozen bills that would send parole violators back to prison, Assembly Democrats on a public safety committee Tuesday shot down a bill that would require prison for paroled sex offenders who fail to register...
L.A. NOWThe state's highest court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case that will decide if cities and counties can ban cannabis dispensaries. The Times will add the live stream from the hearing in San Francisco as soon......
Several weeks ago, state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) proposed a sweeping set of protections for the homeless that have sparked almost as much controversy as the homeless themselves. The Homeless Person's Bill of Rights and Fairness Act, as...
PolitiCalA California lawmaker wants to expand government benefits for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who qualify for a new federal work-permit program....
PolitiCalA California lawmaker wants to change Proposition 13 to boost funding for public education and other programs....
PolitiCalState lawmakers were sworn in to a reshaped Legislature on Monday, with Democrats holding historic two-thirds supermajorities in both houses and the party's leaders calling for investment in public education and infrastructure after years of fiscal...
L.A. NOWCalifornia Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris says a federal program whose goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes has made illegal immigrants fearful of cooperating with police, even when they were the victims....
L.A. NOWCalifornia Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday told local law enforcement agencies that they were not obligated to comply with a controversial federal program launched in 2008 with the goal of deporting immigrants convicted of serious crimes. It was...
When nearly two-thirds of the citizenry vote to tax themselves to expand transit but don't prevail, then democracy has gone cockeyed. If a small minority can thwart the will of the vast majority on a routine local tax issue, it's absurd. This, of...
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PolitiCalGov. Jerry Brown vetoes domestic worker bill...
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