Latest California state government News

California budget includes cash payments for most taxpayers

Jun. 27, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Most California households would get up to $1,050 from the government to help them put the nation's most expensive gasoline in their cars, part of a relief package in the state's record-setting operating budget that lawmakers are scheduled to approve later this week. ...

California advances Texas-style lawsuits over illegal guns

Jun. 27, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators on Monday approved Texas-style lawsuits over illegal guns, mimicking the Lone Star State's law aimed at deterring abortions and obliquely linking the two most controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions from last week. The California...

California voters to weigh constitutional right to abortion

Jun. 27, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 27, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Coyote that attacked 2-year-old is euthanized in California

Jun. 25, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife authorities caught and euthanized a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old child at a Southern California park earlier this week, officials said. The attack happened Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. at Mile Square Park in the city of Fountain Valley...

California governor, lawmakers near deal on gas tax rebate

Jun. 25, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Most California taxpayers would get hundreds of dollars in cash to help offset the high price of fuel and other goods under a tentative budget compromise being discussed by legislative leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom. The plan would return a portion of...

California GOP Rep. Valadao advances in US House district

Jun. 24, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rep. David Valadao advanced Friday to a November runoff in a Democratic-tilting district in California's Central Valley, surviving a challenge from a fellow Republican who faulted the congressman for his vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump. With most of...

Democrats vow to help women who must travel for abortions

Jun. 24, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic leaders across the nation vowed Friday to help women who travel to seek abortions and to shield patients and medical professionals from being pursued by authorities in states where the procedure becomes outlawed after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade....

Bonta, Hochman will face off in California's AG race

Jun. 23, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican Nathan Hochman will battle California's Democratic attorney general in the November general election after garnering 18% of the vote in the primary, according to figures released Thursday. Hochman, the Republican Party's endorsed candidate, will...

California emissions, carbon neutrality plan draws criticism

Jun. 23, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heat waves and drought gripping California highlight the urgency to slash fossil fuel use and remove planet-warming emissions from the air, a top state official said Thursday as discussions began on a new proposal for how the state will meet its ambitious climate goals....