Legislature

Thousands rallied in support of women’s rights, including abortion access, at the Jan. 19, 2019 Women’s March in San Francisco. (Shutterstock)

If Roe falls, California will have an outsized role in providing abortions

Texas law won’t undo abortion rights here, but the ripple effects will be large

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

Altering California’s process for recalling elected officials in many cases requires amending the state constution. (Shutterstock)

There are ways to change California’s recall laws

More and more, voters are calling for reform

  • Sep 10, 2021

 

The California Legislature is moving to increase housing density in urban centers, such as BART’s Rockridge Station in Oakland, where zoning traditionally has been for single-family homes. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)

Lawmakers pave the way for more housing in California

‘Gentle density increase’ respects character of neighborhoods

  • Aug 26, 2021

 

California lawmakers are considering legalizing human composting; it’s already permitted in Washington, Colorado and Oregon. (Illustration by Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters/iStock)

Dust to dust: Will California lawmakers legalize human composting?

Religious concerns could stall a bill to add an after-death option to burial or cremation

  • Aug 10, 2021
California lawmakers are considering legalizing human composting; it’s already permitted in Washington, Colorado and Oregon. (Illustration by Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters/iStock)

California legislature poor at handling scandals

Given its record on other issues, such as the deficit-ridden budget, it’s…

Iran moves step closer to banning oil sales to EU

Iranian lawmakers have finalized a draft bill requiring the government to immediately…

Okla. lawmakers file state insurance opt-out bill

Two Oklahoma lawmakers have filed legislation to increase the number of state…

Skateboarding without a helmet could be a crime

Skateboarding without a helmet could become a crime under a bill moving…

State officials say mental health overhaul likely

After years of debate, state officials are moving ahead with the most…

Campfield defends AIDS comments on radio show

A Tennessee Republican lawmaker is defending comments he made on a satellite…

Campfield defends AIDS comments on radio show

A Tennessee Republican lawmaker is defending comments he made on a satellite…

Labor director says she'd bring legal eye to DHEC

The head of South Carolina's labor agency said Friday she didn't ask…

Lawmakers remain confident of timber counties fix

Members of Oregon's congressional delegation recognize they face an uphill battle on…

Struggling in US, F-35 fighter pushes sales abroad

Detractors say the F-35 stealth fighter, the costliest military plane ever, is…

Survivor recalls WWII ghetto in German Parliament

A survivor has recalled the beginning of the end of the Warsaw…

Va. House passes repeal of HPV vaccination mandate

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation repealing a requirement that…

Abortion bills require ultrasound, counseling

A Senate committee approved two bills on Thursday that would place more…

AP Interview: Wikipedia founder hails role in US

The founder of Wikipedia hailed the online encyclopedia's role in helping halt…

Bill to end HPV vaccine mandate advances

The Virginia House of Delegates rejected a proposal Thursday to require state…

Dems to Obama: Bring on 'Do-Nothing Congress' hit

House Democratic leaders say they welcome a campaign by President Barack Obama…