| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Hundreds rally in Sacramento to protest proposed gun restrictions...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Two influential Republican lawmakers called Friday for California to slow down the high-speed rail project. The vice chairs of the Assembly Budget Committee and Appropriations Committee asked the head of a budget panel to reject a request to allocate an.....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:35 PM
The state Senate approved a measure Friday that would give the California Coastal Commission the ability to impose fines.
The bill, which would grant new power to the agency that oversees land use and public access along California’s 1,100-mile...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday won two more years to reduce prison crowding, a significant victory in his protracted battle with federal judges over inmate numbers.
The judges gave the governor until the end of February 2016 to ease...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — Declaring that California already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed bills that would have further limited gun ownership and the sale of semiautomatic rifles.
The Democratic governor, a gun...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:32 PM
California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made.
The state Senate approved the overhaul on a 25-7 vote, with...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — Democratic leaders of the state Senate on Wednesday proposed an extra $200 million annually for rehabilitation, drug and mental health treatment as an alternative to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan for reducing prison crowding.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:30 AM
California has once again found itself in the national headlines -- this time for a new law involving transgender students.
As The Times' Patrick McGreevy wrote on PolitiCal, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill allowing "students in California...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Should California tighten gun-control laws in California in response to mass shootings? State lawmakers advanced a dozen measures Wednesday that would toughen some of the strictest gun-control laws in the nation.
Under a bill passed by the Senate,...