A guide to Capitol jargon, praise and controversy over Prop. 47 and what the California GOP can teach the rest of the country.
The city has run out of money to reimburse residents who replace thirsty lawns with drought-resistant plants or artificial turf, but there are still some options for anyone looking for a rebate and to reduce outdoor watering.
Speaker Toni Atkins boots Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez from the public safety committee, bills addressing police cameras and citizen cameras advance and the DA endorses a school threats measure.
Over the last two decades, the city has fumbled the ball again and again when it comes to negotiating with the Chargers, leading to millions of dollars in losses and debt, a decrepit stadium and the team threatening to walk away before the lease runs out.
The Chargers may abandon Qualcomm Stadium but the city’s prepared to let a food and beverage company sink $6 million into building upgrades – and taxpayers could be on the hook to pay that company back if team leaves.
Vacation ends for state lawmakers, Atkins rolls out bill package for immigrants, Todd Gloria announces Assembly bid and more in the Sacramento Report.
Prosecutors have painted Mexican businessman José Susumo Azano Matsura as a master criminal who always managed to evade authorities. But at least one U.S. agency vetted Azano and allowed him to export sensitive American-made surveillance equipment at the same time he was under investigation for serious crimes.
What Toni Atkins is doing on spring recess, seven different bills addressing police body cameras and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup.
Bills written by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, who represents southeastern San Diego, would force police departments to collect racial data on people they pull over, document use of force incidents and regulate policy body cameras. In a Q-and-A, she talks about her motivations for policing the police.
Kevin Faulconer’s trip to the Capitol, the Oregon-ization of California, actual data keeps proving the “California is a jobs-killer” narrative wrong and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup.