California Senate

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Scott Wiener pens goodbye letter to District 8 constituents

In anticipation of his departure to the California Senate, District 8 Supervisor…

 

In this June file photo, California Attorney General Kamala Harris listens to questions during a news conference in San Francisco. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday endorsed Harris to be the state's next U.S. senator. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Obama nod in California Senate race gets retort from snubbed rival

LOS ANGELES — California Senate candidate Kamala Harris was endorsed Tuesday by…

 

In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Dan Diaz, the husband of Brittany Maynard, watches a video of his wife, recorded 19 days before her assisted suicide death, where she says that no one should have to leave their home to legally end her life, during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California right-to-die bill stalls with Catholics opposed

SACRAMENTO — In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on…

 

Former State Senator Leland Yee leaves the San Francisco Federal Building after pleading guilty to felony charge of racketeering as part of plea deal Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Update: Leland Yee changes plea on racketeering charges

Former state Sen. Leland Yee, who faced gun-running and racketeering charges in…

Former State Senator Leland Yee leaves the San Francisco Federal Building after pleading guilty to felony charge of racketeering as part of plea deal Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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)
Marx Gutierrez, 39, and his son William, 2, show their supports as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs into law an ordinance that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The ordinance makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. PHOTO: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

Los Angeles raises minimum wage to $15 per hour

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law on Saturday an…

Marx Gutierrez, 39, and his son William, 2, show their supports as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs into law an ordinance that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The ordinance makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. PHOTO: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP
ERIC RISBERG/ap file photoA bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday.

California vaccine requirement bill gets first public debate

A bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first…

ERIC RISBERG/ap file photoA bill requiring California schoolchildren to get vaccinated will receive its first public hearing Wednesday.
Noah Berger/ap file photoSuspended state Sen. Leland Yee has been given a June federal court date to face charges in a corruption case.

California Senate erases websites of 3 lawmakers, including Leland Yee

The California Senate has erased the names and online archives of three…

Noah Berger/ap file photoSuspended state Sen. Leland Yee has been given a June federal court date to face charges in a corruption case.

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…

Ben Margot/AP file photoA Senate investigative report to be released this week will show how Caltrans knowingly accepted substandard work on the $6.5 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge mistakes are focus of hearing in Sacramento

After numerous delays and cost overruns, pressure to complete the new $6.4…

Ben Margot/AP file photoA Senate investigative report to be released this week will show how Caltrans knowingly accepted substandard work on the $6.5 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge
MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.

Bay Bridge construction raises major questions

Troubling new questions have been raised about the construction of the new…

MIKE KOOZMIN/2013 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTOBay Bridge officials said a suicide deterrent structure was not determined as a requirement at the time the new span design was approved.

The north-south fight in California extends to Legislature leadership

When the Los Angeles Dodgers play the San Francisco Giants in the…

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

State needs to end solitary confinement for juveniles

Imagine you are alone. You have only seen a handful of other…

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchMayor Ed Lee

Jerry Hill's bill to improve safety after fatal limo fire heads to key hearing

Legislation introduced by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, in response to…

California Senate votes to end loophole in old rape law

The state Senate unanimously approved a bill on Thursday that would close…

Democrats have no excuses with supermajorities

Democrats in California might possibly have pulled off a feat not accomplished…