California state legislature

California Legislature Names Freeway in Honor of former Pres. Obama

California legislators voted Tuesday to designate a section of the 134 Freeway in Los Angeles County as the President Barack H. Obama Highway in honor of the 44th President of the United States. In order to place the signs with Obama’s name along

President Barack Obama sits in a new Chevrolet Bolt electric car with Patrick Foley, controls manager for the Bolt EV at GM in Detroit, as he visits the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, to highlight the progress made by the American auto industry. …

California Legislature Debates Classifying ‘Antifa’ as a ‘Street Gang’

The California State Legislature began debating the question of whether Antifa should be classified as a street gang last Monday, following following the lead of Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin, who criticized “Antifa” after its violent assaults against protesters were captured on video the day before.

Antifa Berkeley (Amy Osborne / AFP / Getty)

FLEISCHMAN: GOP Votes Give Jerry Brown Big Win on Cap-and-Trade

The “shadow presidency” of California Governor Jerry Brown scored a win Monday night as eight Republican legislators crossed the political aisle and voted with most Democrats to extend a key component of the “cap- and-trade” program that has literally shifted $4.42 billion from the private sector to the government since mid-2012.

Jerry Brown cap-and-trade (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Can Jerry Brown Rally Dems in Legislature For $54 Billion In New Taxes?

Governor Brown is on the eve of a self-appointed April 6 deadline to push what he has titled the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which seeks to impose new gasoline taxes and car registration fees to bring in an estimated $52.4 billion in increased tax revenues over the next decade alone.

Jerry Brown minimum wage $15 (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Bill To Register All California Drivers To Vote Advances

Last month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown received considerable media attention when she put her signature on a new law that automatically registers every licensed driver in the Beaver State to vote. Here in California, newly-minted Secretary of State Alex Padilla is pushing for the state legislature to follow Oregon’s lead.

Last month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown received considerable media attention …

Ethics Bills to Tackle ‘Zero’ Transparency in Sacramento

The California state legislature, which has relatively free rein to conduct much of its business without being scrutinized by the public, may soon have to face rules demanding greater transparency. Unlike other agencies of the state government, the Associated Press notes, which fall under the narrow umbrella of the California Public Records Act, the legislature has been constrained by the more lenient Legislative Open Records Act, which permits many of its actions to be shrouded in secrecy.

Breitbart California in Sacramento (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)