California Governor’s Opening Salvo: Scrapping Its Juvenile Justice System

California Governor’s Opening Salvo: Scrapping Its Juvenile Justice System

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) promised to “end the juvenile justice system as we know it” on Thursday as he unveiled his first budget.

Old Marijuana Convictions Eased Under New California Law

A bill aiming to make it easier for people to erase their old marijuana convictions was signed into law Sunday night by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Jerry Brown Limits Prosecution of Minors 'Work Towards a More Just System'

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a pair of measures that limits when and how young people can be prosecuted for criminal charges.

Hundreds Serving Time for Murder Could Get Sprung Under New California Law

Hundreds Serving Time for Murder Could Get Sprung Under New California Law

California could give a second chance to hundreds of individuals serving prison time for murders they did not commit.

California Doctor to Reveal Probation Status Under New Law

California doctors will soon have to tell patients if they are on probation for sexual misconduct or other wrongdoing under a new law.

California Becomes First State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight

California Becomes First State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight

California will become the first state in the nation to abolish bail for suspects awaiting trial under a sweeping reform bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.

Brown’s final California budget tashes billions in reserve

Brown’s final California budget tashes billions in reserve

In his 16th and final year as governor, Jerry Brown is using a surplus to stash away billions of dollars in reserves that would help his successor weather a recession while boosting some of his signature programs.

Senator Toni Atkins will become the first woman to lead the California Senate on March 21

Senator Toni Atkins will become the first woman to lead the California Senate on March 21

State Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) was unanimously elected Tuesday by her Democratic colleagues to take over as the next president pro tempore of the Senate on March 21.

CAL/GANG - Assembly Bill No. 90 UPDATE!

On October 12, 2017, AB90 (Criminal Gangs) was signed by the Governor and takes effect January 1, 2018. In short, the bill changed the oversight authority for the CalGang database and the criteria used to input an individual as a gang member into the database.

Leadership Shuffle at the Capitol

Leadership Shuffle at the Capitol

Although this news may have already traveled to you, we wanted to let you know about the leadership shuffle that recently occurred at the California Capitol. In what may have been a domino effect, Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) was unanimously elected as the next Assembly Speaker yesterday by his Democratic colleagues.

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