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Lawmakers seek changes to California juvenile justice system

March 20, 2017 | NewsLinks
California should start treating juvenile offenders more like children, state lawmakers said Monday as they promoted bills that they said reflect research showing that children's brains are different from adults.

Report raises doubts about dropping license suspensions

March 08, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) The state Legislature should "weigh trade-offs" before adopting Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed halt of driver's license suspensions for defendants who did not pay traffic tickets, according to a report by the Legislative Analyst's Office.

California lawmakers approve budget bill – on deadline

June 15, 2016 | NewsLinks
California lawmakers, acting on the constitutional deadline to pass a state budget without losing their pay, approved a new state spending plan Wednesday that targets more money at a range of programs yet puts off some key decisions on affordable housing and the state’s cap-and-trade program.
Categories: Budget

California budget deal builds reserve, changes welfare rule

June 09, 2016 | NewsLinks
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature have reached agreement on a budget for the coming fiscal year that repeals a long-criticized rule limiting welfare payments for people who have more children, as well as making an optional $2 billion deposit into the state’s rainy-day reserve.
Categories: Budget

State Bar Put On Very Short Leash

June 02, 2016 | NewsLinks
Two days after overwhelmingly rejecting the 2017 State Bar dues bill, the state Assembly on Thursday approved a heavily amended replacement that stops short of mandating de-unification but shifts power to a board dominated by non-lawyers.
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