CA State Senate

In spite of results so far that suggest a resounding defeat in his recall election last week, Southern California Democrat Josh Newman still showed up at yesterday's state Senate floor session.  And as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, he had a lot to get off his chest.

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The California Senate will swear in its first-ever female leader today (Wednesday) - and its first openly gay leader.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, San Deigo Democrat Toni Atkins takes the oath as Senate pro Tem at a unique moment for the state.

A leading voice of the #MeToo movement at the California state Capitol - Los Angeles County Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia - faces further allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace behavior.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Schwarzenegger And Others Remember Dave Cogdill

Jul 25, 2017

Former CA Senate Republican leader Dave Cogdill died over the weekend. He's being remembered with bipartisan praise for his role on a crucial budget deal that helped end the largest deficit in the state's history. Ben Adler from Capital Public Radio reports from Sacramento.

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Rural Republican state lawmakers want to transform the California state Senate so that it serves as a check on what they say is the runaway power of urban districts.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

With Surprises being a staple of this election cycle, KVCR went looking into the financial disclosures of members of Congress from the Inland Empire. Lots of money is making its way from Political Action Committees into incumbents' coffers. And there were other surprises.  Matt Guilhem reports.

In the wake of the Memorial Day weekend oil spill that still has parts of the coast shut down near Santa Barbara, the state Senate is taking action.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports that a committee has been formed to investigate the incident and assess responses.

Repeal of Benefits Limit Rule Moves Forward

Jun 2, 2015

The California Senate approved a measure on Monday that would repeal a rule limiting when families can receive additional state aid. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr has the story.

State Senator, Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara has introduced a bill to align drone limits with other privacy laws. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.