Latest California State Legislature News

California promises fight to keep auto emission authority

Sep. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing for a lengthy legal battle with the Trump administration about how much pollution to allow from cars, California regulators on Thursday said they were considering cracking down on other emissions to make up for any impacts on air quality. The Trump administration on...

Woman arrested after throwing liquid on California Senate

Sep. 14, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on the final day of the legislative session....

The Latest: Suspected Senate liquid attacker out on bail

Sep. 14, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an activist who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The California woman who was arrested after she allegedly threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared...

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work have approved sweeping legislation designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive fight...

California college athlete 'fair pay' bill goes to governor

Sep. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and...

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

Sep. 11, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling an expensive...

The Latest: California lawmakers OK bill opposed by NCAA

Sep. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California bill allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Lawmakers have sent the governor a bill to allow athletes at California colleges to hire agents and sign endorsement deals. It sets up a confrontation with the NCAA that...

The Latest: Bill passed involving wages at Uber, other firms

Sep. 11, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California bill that would provide wage and other benefits to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft. (all times local): 11:35 a.m. California lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to...

California lawmakers pass bill making companies such as Uber give workers wage, benefit protections

Sep. 11, 2019 2:35 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers pass bill making companies such as Uber give workers wage, benefit protections.

California governor signs vaccine bills he demanded

Sep. 10, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children's vaccinations. The Democratic governor quietly acted less than an hour after lawmakers sent him changes he demanded as a condition of approving...