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LEGISLATURE

As charter school advocates rallied en masse and California’s teachers’ unions flexed their political muscle, a cluster of bills that would dramatically curb the growth of charters in the state...

A closely watched bill in the California Capitol to end the "tampon tax" is one of several efforts to get the state to remedy "period poverty" and “menstrual equity.” Advocates…

Former U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez loaned state Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva $430,000 to buy a house in Orange County—an arrangement that some legal experts labeled unusual, but that both politicians said…

California legislation sparks a broader debate over how to advance equality for women in male-dominated sports.

In the Legislature, the policymaking—and political pandering—priorities of Sacramento are beginning to take shape. A by-the-numbers overview:

Most shelters for people experiencing homelessness still don’t accept pets. But a bill under consideration in the California Legislature aims to make the practice more common—creating $5 million in grants…

California's landmark data privacy law won't take effect until 2020. In the meantime, lawmakers are fine-tuning it. Here's what to watch.

Mention Pacific Gas & Electric to Victor Porter, and the response is nothing like the bland non-opinion most Americans have of the companies that provide their electricity. “They have to pay,”...

A quarter-century after California elected Sheila Kuehl as its first openly gay or lesbian legislator, its LGBT caucus has a series of successes and a to-do list for the future.…

After a political "Year of the Woman," what percentage of California's new legislature is made up of women? With Latinos a plurality of California, are they a plurality among state…

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