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Survivors of peace officers and firefighters will have more time to file for death benefits if they can show their spouse or partner fell victim to certain diseases while they were working, under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Tuesday.
Incumbents are seeking re-election in five of the eight contests for statewide office in the June primary, and voters will see familiar names on the ballot for the three vacancies.
Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state's higher education system.
California lawmakers, including two Democrats who are on leave after being charged with criminal offenses, have reported thousands of dollars in gifts and travel expenses they received from donors.
Assembly Speaker John Perez said Wednesday that the Legislature will try this year to find a way to start paying down California's massive unfunded liability for teacher pensions, which makes up the largest portion of the state's deficit and is estimated as high as $80 billion.
Majority Democrats chose Assemblywoman Toni Atkins of San Diego on Wednesday to take over as Assembly speaker later this year, making it likely that the incoming leaders of both legislative chambers will come from the same half of California for the first time in nearly two decades.
California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first to require public schools to include in social studies curricula the contributions of gays and lesbians.