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Two California Democrats took rival approaches to reduce police shootings. Yet as mothers—one African American, the other Latina—both lawmakers have had remarkably similar experiences in one respect: They instructed their…

Combat climate change, or clean up the water? Legislators chose to dip into a greenhouse gas fund to fight California’s drinking water problem. The move alarmed environmentalists and legislators on…

As the Capitol passes the halfway point for making new laws this year, the progressive policies that are advancing amount to less of a torrent than a trickle.

Less tax-and-spendy than expected, California's $215 billion budget delivers more for working and poor families, but avoids most new taxes and stops short of health care for all.

By a significant margin, a majority of Californians want the state Legislature to force local governments to build more housing. They're in for a disappointment.

California's Democratic convention delegates cheered presidential contenders who said there was no middle group on climate change, single-payer health care and other progressive goals, and jeered at two moderates who…

As more than a dozen presidential contenders spend the weekend selling themselves at the state Democratic Party’s annual confab in San Francisco, most of their speeches have been stump classics—with...

Updated May 30, 2019  California tenants just scored a rare victory in the state Capitol—emphasis on the rare. A high-profile bill passed by the state Assembly would impose a “rent-gouging...

Some legislators shouted. Others choked back tears. But after an hour and a half of speeches, the California Assembly passed what would be the nation's strictest use-of-force standards in the…

You might think a political party racked by scandal, facing three lawsuits and riven with infighting would be in a bad spot politically. But, according to plenty of close observers,…

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