Articles Tagged With ‘California legislature’




California to adopt $15 minimum wage

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that California lawmakers have struck a deal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Yearly minimum wage hikes will begin in 2017. [CBS News] California currently has a $10 minimum... (Continue reading)

California keeping lawmakers’ emails secret

California has stiff rules against viewing state legislators’ emails, the results of recent record requests show. Many other states also make it difficult to obtain lawmakers’ emails.  [OC Register] The Associated Press recently requested a week’s worth of calendar entries... (Continue reading)

Should California employees go to ‘anti-gay’ states?

A California assemblyman has introduced a bill that would ban state-funded travel to states that permit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill targets a host of states that have adopted religious freedom laws. [Sac Bee] Evan Low, a Democrat... (Continue reading)

Monning calls for economic study on closing Diablo Canyon

State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced a bill that would require officials to begin planning for the economic repercussions of closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon’s current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. While PG&E is... (Continue reading)

$10 minimum wage set to begin in California

The minimum wage in California will increase by $1 to $10 per hour on New Years. California and Massachusetts will become the first two states in the country to mandate a $10 minimum wage, according to the National Conference of... (Continue reading)

California women to get faster access to birth control

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

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

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)