Latest California state government News

Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

Apr. 12, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Google on Friday began removing California news websites from some people's search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content. Google...

California court affirms Kevin McCarthy protege's dual candidacies on state ballot

Apr. 09, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a decision that could leave voters doing a double take, a California court ruled Tuesday that a state legislator can appear as a candidate in two races on the November ballot — one for ex-Speaker Kevin McCarthy's former U.S. House seat, and the other for the state Assembly...

Down to the wire. California US House election could end in improbable tie vote for second place

Apr. 04, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. House race in California appears headed for a mathematically improbable result – after more than 180,000 votes were cast, a tie for second place. If the numbers hold, that means that the state’s “top two” election system would have to make...

California proposal would change how power bills are calculated, aiming to relieve summer spikes

Mar. 28, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's become a rite of summer in sunny California: When the temperature spikes, so do electricity bills, leaving some customers with monthly payments over $500. A big reason for that is the way California's largest power companies calculate rates. The more...

Republican Mike Boudreaux advances to special election to complete term of ousted Speaker McCarthy

Mar. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is advancing to a May election in California to decide who will complete the remainder of the term of deposed former U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which runs through January. Boudreaux will face state legislator Vince...

California wants to pay doctors more money to see Medicaid patients

Mar. 21, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Hunter Morgan bought an optometry practice in Southern California three years ago, one of the first things he did was start seeing patients who use Medicaid, the government-funded health insurance program for low-income people. The previous owners...

Republican Vince Fong advances to runoff election to complete term of ex-House Speaker McCarthy

Mar. 20, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican state Legislator Vince Fong advanced to a May election in California to decide who will complete the remainder of the term of deposed former U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which runs through January. It was not yet clear Tuesday night who will...

What makes people happy? California lawmakers want to find out

Mar. 16, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assemblyman Anthony Rendon likes to spend his spare time away from the Capitol in Sacramento with his 4-year-old daughter back home near Los Angeles. Last weekend, he took her ice skating and to an indoor playground, then let her get a donut after she agreed...

DeSantis orders Florida resources to stop Haitian migrants despite no sign of increased activity

Mar. 13, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, anticipating what his office called the “possibility for invasion," ordered more than 250 law enforcement officers and soldiers to the Florida Keys on Wednesday to stop Haitian migrants fleeing violence — or nearly two people deployed for...

Democrat Min to face Republican Baugh in California's competitive 47th Congressional District

Mar. 07, 2024 21:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Dave Min and Republican Scott Baugh will face off this November in California's competitive 47th Congressional District. The coastal Orange County district, which includes famous surf breaks in Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach, is...