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California women to get faster access to birth control

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California is one of two states set to allow women to obtain birth control without visiting a doctor. [New York Times] In the next few months, women in California and Oregon will be able to get contraceptive prescriptions directly from... (Continue reading)

California to automatically register drivers to vote

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Saturday that will automatically register state residents to vote when they obtain or renew a driver’s license. [Mercury News] Assembly Bill 1461, which was authored by Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, contains... (Continue reading)

Governor approves plan for Isla Vista CSD


California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that allows for the creation of a community services district in Isla Vista. Assemblyman Das Williams, a Santa Barbara Democrat, authored AB 3 in response to recent sexual assaults, riots and the... (Continue reading)

Assisted suicide legalized in California

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. The End of Life Option Act will allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill. In order to receive a lethal... (Continue reading)

Millions raised from Cal Fire fee going unspent


As fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in California this year, the state has kept millions of dollars raised from a controversial fee sitting in a fire prevention account. [Sac Bee] In June 2011, lawmakers approved legislation requiring... (Continue reading)

California ban on kangaroo imports returns


A California ban on the import of kangaroo parts will return next year after an eight-year hiatus. [Guardian] The trade of kangaroo parts currently comprises a $200 million industry in California. Kangaroo skins are used to make some shoes and... (Continue reading)

Marijuana and assisted suicide bills go to California governor

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A series of medical marijuana regulations passed both houses of the California Legislature just prior to a midnight deadline, and a bill that would legalize assisted suicide also moved on to the governor’s desk Friday. Friday marked the final day... (Continue reading)

California Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

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A bill that would legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients passed the California Assembly Wednesday and now moves on to the State Senate, which has already endorsed similar legislation. [LA Times] The Assembly voted 43-34 in favor of the... (Continue reading)

What bills are under consideration in California?


California lawmakers have just four days left in this year’s regular session, and more than 300 bills are awaiting action. [LA Times] Bills under consideration include proposals to fight climate change, legalize assisted suicide and increase tobacco and medical marijuana... (Continue reading)

California bill calls for restrictions on releasing illegal immigrants

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As a response to the killing of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill restricting transfers of illegal immigrants from federal to local custody. [LA Times] SB 57, authored by senators Bob Huff and Shannon Runner,... (Continue reading)

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