| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:56 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The cost of financing California government with bonds is expected to consume 7.7% of the state's general fund tax revenue over the next year, according to a new report from the state Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
The total bill is pegged at $7....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:56 AM
A report on "60 Minutes" has resulted in a new California law giving consumers the ability to make sure their credit reports are accurate.
Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) said she was watching the CBS program and was struck by the results of...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:16 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved a four-year extension of carpool lane access for electric cars and low-emission vehicles, but vetoed a bill that would have allowed solo motorists in regular cars access to those lanes on two Los Angeles...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation easing environmental regulations for developments in California cities, including a new basketball arena in downtown Sacramento.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:20 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The state of California on Friday sued the U.S. Department of Labor, alleging that the agency improperly denied federal grants to public transit projects in the state after erroneously deciding state pension reforms interfere with the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing local distillers of bourbon, whiskey and fruit-based liqueurs in California to offer paid tastings to the public to market their products.
Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced the measure...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:28 PM
OAKLAND -- A federal judge Thursday said she is likely to allow a lawsuit alleging that solitary confinement conditions at Pelican Bay State Prison amount to psychological torture, to be expanded from the cases of 10 prisoners to include about 1,100...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:00 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Government agencies will have to get a court order before they can shut down cellphone service to a public location under a bill signed Thursday by the governor.
Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) introduced the measure in response to an August...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates trying to place initiatives on California’s ballot may face new requirements under a bill approved by the Legislature this month.
The measure, AB 857 by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), would require 10% of petition...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:04 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California's top campaign finance watchdog announced Thursday a collaboration among multiple states to share information on enforcing disclosure rules.
The 10-state effort, which also includes New York City officials, was a goal of Ann...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A delegation of nine California state lawmakers has left on a trip to Sweden and Norway to study how the Scandinavians have advanced environmental and energy policies.
The trip is one of several largely paid for over the years by the...