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    SACRAMENTO —  California’s legislative leaders are asking the state’s Judicial Council for more time before renter evictions resume during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they are facing “an impossible decision” between rushing legislation and leaving millions of tenants unprotected. Most evictions in the state were suspended in April after California courts stopped processing nearly all cases....
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly changed its rules on Monday to let lawmakers at high risk for the coronavirus vote on bills without being present in the chamber, defying advice from the Legislature’s own lawyers who say the new rule is likely illegal. It’s the first time in the state Assembly’s 170-year history...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly changed its rules on Monday to let lawmakers at high risk for the coronavirus vote on bills without being present in the chamber, defying advice from the Legislature's own lawyers who say the new rule is likely illegal. It's the first time in...
    SACRAMENTO —  Democrats in the California Legislature have unveiled a new effort to significantly raise tax rates on taxable income of $1 million and higher, an effort they say would provide billions of dollars to improve K-12 schools and a variety of government services vital to the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill,...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom said Latinos in the Central Valley have been disproportionately harmed by the spread of COVID-19, prompting the governor to send “strike teams” to eight counties while asking the California Legislature to approve $52 million to improve testing, tracing and isolation protocols in those regions. Newsom said the targeted approach on...
    SACRAMENTO —  Citing the threat of coronavirus, both houses of the California Legislature plan to allow some members at higher risk for COVID-19 to weigh in on pending bills from home when the Legislature reconvenes in Sacramento next week, a change in the rules that has drawn criticism from some current and former lawmakers. Under...
    SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - Trustees of California State University, the nation's largest four-year public university system, voted on Wednesday to make ethnic and social justice studies a graduation requirement. It would take effect in three years and would be the first change to the school's general education curriculum in over 40 years, coming amid a national...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Paying taxes in California could make you eligible for jury duty under a proposal backed by some prominent state lawmakers on Wednesday who worry the people deciding criminal and civil cases are “wealthier and whiter” than the population. People selected for jury duty in California come from two lists: registered voters and...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paying taxes in California could make you eligible for jury duty under a proposal backed by some prominent state lawmakers on Wednesday who worry the people deciding criminal and civil cases are “wealthier and whiter” than the population. People selected for jury duty in California come from two lists: registered voters...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paying taxes in California could make you eligible for jury duty under a proposal backed by some prominent state lawmakers on Wednesday who worry the people deciding criminal and civil cases are “wealthier and whiter” than the population. People selected for jury duty in California come...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After 158 years without missing a scheduled day of deliberations, the California Legislature is headed toward its second interruption in four months because of the coronavirus pandemic — this time after five people who work in the state Assembly contracted the disease. The outbreak appears connected...
    SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS SF) — A coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed the state Assembly’s return to work from a scheduled summer recess. Speaker Anthony Rendon’s office confirmed five people who work in the state Assembly have tested positive for the coronavirus. They include Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, who is believed to have contracted...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed the state Assembly’s return to work from a scheduled summer recess. Speaker Anthony Rendon’s office confirmed five people who work in the state Assembly have tested positive for the coronavirus. They include Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, who is believed to have contracted...
    The California legislature voted last week to strike anti-discrimination language from the State Constitution. In a 30-10 vote, the legislature passed the Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (ACA 5), which removes the words “The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color,...
    California voters will be given the opportunity to repeal the California Civil Rights Initiative, also known as Proposition 209, that amended the state Constitution to prohibit discrimination or preferential treatment of people based on race or sex. Proposition 209 states: "The State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or...
    California voters will have the opportunity to reverse the state’s prohibition on affirmative action after the state Senate voted Wednesday to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The plan, if passed by a majority of voters, would remove the rules imposed by Proposition 209 barring government agencies and institutions from considering matters like...
    The California State Senate passed a constitutional amendment on Wednesday to repeal Proposition 209, a ballot initiative passed in 1996 to prevent the state from discriminating on the basis of race for any purpose. Effectively, Prop 209 prevents race-based affirmative action in state contracts, government jobs, and university admissions. It was supported by African American...
    SACRAMENT(O, Calif. (AP) — California Legislature OKs plan to overturn state’s affirmative action ban; voters to decide in November. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Legislature will meet Monday to pass a budget for these uncertain times, without knowing how much money they have to spend and without an agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose veto pen could force lawmakers to start over. The result will be a speculative spending plan that leaves cash-strapped...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Gavin Newsom’s task of closing California’s estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit will come down to a battle with the Democratic-dominated Legislature over how much pain the state can endure now versus putting it off to next year and beyond. Both of the budget proposals from Newsom, a Democrat, and the...