California Legislature

California lawmakers approve gun-violence research center

SACRAMENTO — California's state budget includes $5 million for a gun violence…

 

Jeff Morales, left, chief executive officer of the of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, discusses the project during a legislative hearing Wednesday in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Bullet train chairman projects lower cost, longer timeline

SACRAMENTO — The chairman of the board that oversees California's high-speed rail…

 

Gov. Jerry Brown, center, receives a standing ovation as he leaves the rostrum after giving his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Gov. Jerry Brown outlines push for road funding in speech

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown took a muted tone Thursday as he…

 

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, vehicles pass a highway construction site on eastbound Interstate 80 in Sacramento, Calif. Among the Legislature's unfinished business is a $59 billion backlog in state funding for roads, highways and bridges. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California governor, lawmakers punt difficult tax questions

SACRAMENTO — While Gov. Jerry Brown approved high-profile legislation addressing social issues…

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, vehicles pass a highway construction site on eastbound Interstate 80 in Sacramento, Calif. Among the Legislature's unfinished business is a $59 billion backlog in state funding for roads, highways and bridges. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this June 9, 2015, file photo, Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger protest against SB277, a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, at a Capitol rally in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California’s sweeping new social policies could set trend

SACRAMENTO — California ends its legislative season having enacted some of the…

In this June 9, 2015, file photo, Karman Willmer, left, and Shelby Messenger protest against SB277, a measure requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated, at a Capitol rally in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, sits quietly at her desk as the vote is taken for a revised budget plan before the Senate at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2015.   Mitchell, who was critical of the plan, saying it short changes the poor and disabled, failed to cast a vote as the measure  was approved by by the Senate on a 30-9 vote.  Both houses of the Legislature approved the revised budget and sent it to the governor.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Legislature approves compromise $115.4B budget

California lawmakers on Friday passed a compromise budget to meet Gov. Jerry…

State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, sits quietly at her desk as the vote is taken for a revised budget plan before the Senate at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2015.   Mitchell, who was critical of the plan, saying it short changes the poor and disabled, failed to cast a vote as the measure  was approved by by the Senate on a 30-9 vote.  Both houses of the Legislature approved the revised budget and sent it to the governor.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, flanked by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, walk to a news conference to announce a budget agreement they have reached in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2015.   The budget plan sends billions more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown, lawmakers agree on $115.4 billion California budget

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced a $115.4 billion…

California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, flanked by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, walk to a news conference to announce a budget agreement they have reached in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2015.   The budget plan sends billions more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Despite their opposite votes on the state budget, Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, of Los Angeles,  shake hands after the Senate approved the budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 15, 2015. Both houses of the Legislature approved a new $117.5 billion budget plan that focuses on spending more to help the working poor. Though the spending proposal has been approved, Legislative leaders are still negotiating with Go. Jerry Brown on a deal he will support. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California Legislature passes record $117.5B budget

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers passed a record $117.5 billion spending plan with…

Despite their opposite votes on the state budget, Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, of Los Angeles,  shake hands after the Senate approved the budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 15, 2015. Both houses of the Legislature approved a new $117.5 billion budget plan that focuses on spending more to help the working poor. Though the spending proposal has been approved, Legislative leaders are still negotiating with Go. Jerry Brown on a deal he will support. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Thursday May 14, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his revised state budget plan during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. As California lawmakers begin drilling into Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Lawmakers to vote on $117.5B budget without Brown sign-off

SACRAMENTO — As a roomful of lawmakers and staff grinded through the…

In this photo taken Thursday May 14, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his revised state budget plan during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. As California lawmakers begin drilling into Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Wednesday May 6

Democrats push spending plan that relies on higher revenues

With California's budget deadline a week away, Democratic state lawmakers are using…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Wednesday May 6
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Brown: California needs long-term vision on water

Gov. Jerry Brown laid out his long-term strategy for shoring up California's…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Sept. 17

Winter not expected to end California drought

Parts of California could receive above-average rain and snow this winter but…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Sept. 17
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA sprinkler waters a lawn in Sacramento

California water use drops 11.5 percent in August

State officials on Tuesday reported the largest monthly decline in water use…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA sprinkler waters a lawn in Sacramento
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliFrank Gehrke

California farmers to get more water

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliFrank Gehrke

Poll finds few in favor of Delta tunnel project aimed at bolstering water imports to Southern California

As top state water officials briefed lawmakers Tuesday on the status of…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

Legislature passes $687 million drought plan

California lawmakers on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $687 million plan to provide…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
Sen. Ronald Calderon

California lawmaker charged with corruption

Federal law enforcement authorities on Friday announced multiple charges of bribery and…

Sen. Ronald Calderon

Tenants groups to rally in Sacramento against Ellis Act evictions

Hundreds of San Franciscans affected by rising rents and Ellis Act evictions…

California Assembly to tackle teacher pension fund shortfall

Assembly Speaker John Perez said Wednesday that the Legislature will try this…

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Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face…

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