| 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 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)...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:48 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday will hold signing ceremonies in Los Angeles and Fresno to approve AB 60, which will allow people in the country illegally to receive a permit to legally drive in California, his office announced Wednesday....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:54 PM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:47 PM
WASHINGTON — On the website for Jim Fulner's U.S. Senate campaign, 34 letters and numbers appear in a string above the "Donate Now!" button.
They are the code for his campaign's bitcoin wallet, where holders of the so-called digital currency can...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Shortly after dropping out of a Ventura County-based congressional district race and endorsing a fellow Republican, former state Sen. Tony Strickland has taken an official step to run in a neighboring district, records show.
Strickland on Nov. 29...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:52 PM
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a campaign finance case that could be even bigger than the last one, the infamous Citizens United case of 2010. The new case, McCutcheon vs. FEC, challenges the aggregate spending...