Wasting no time, lawmakers opened the first day of the California legislative session by introducing a slew of bills and resolutions to get things started.
The lead-up to the end of the California legislative session at midnight last night included a standard amount of grandstanding, tearful farewells, laughter, and exhaustion. Some bills passed ...On September 2, 2016 / By Damien Newton
The Senate’s signature climate change bill, S.B. 32, cleared a hurdle this morning when it was approved by the Assembly on a vote of ...On August 23, 2016 / By Stephanie Libanati
A bill that would have created a statewide program to fund low-cost transit passes for students stalled out in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
There is still a slim chance to ...On August 16, 2016 / By Melanie Curry
The California legislature returned from its summer break last week and now has one month to finish all the business it started in this session.
If it can.
Pending issues ...On August 9, 2016 / By Melanie Curry
This week in Sacramento, policy committees are rushing through a last-minute load of bills. The July recess is looming, and this week is the last opportunity to pass ...On June 30, 2016 / By Damien Newton
Last year, Governor Brown called a “Special Session” to prod the California legislature to find solutions to what seemed an intractable problem: how to fund transportation ...On May 3, 2016 / By Melanie Curry
Two bills that had the potential to increase equity in transportation planning died yesterday for lack of support.
A.B. 1982 would have created two positions on the ...On April 20, 2016 / By Melanie Curry
This article first appeared on Streetsblog California. Listen to its author, SBCA editor Melanie Curry, discuss California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2016 budget with California Streets Initiative Executive Director ...On January 13, 2016 / By Damien Newton
Active transportation is finally getting some love in Sacramento. A bill was introduced late last week to double the funding available for projects and programs that encourage people ...On September 9, 2015 / By Melanie Curry
(Note: This article first appeared on Streetsblog California.)
In Sacramento, bills are beginning to move more quickly through the committee process as this week’s policy committee deadline approaches. ...On July 13, 2015 / By Melanie Curry