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Anti-Abortion Bills: Odds Good in GOP States, not Congress

President Donald Trump's call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme Court. ...
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California Governor Vetoes 2 Bills to Help Immigrants

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills Thursday seeking to expand the rights of immigrants living in the country illegally and protect them from deportation. "I believe existing law — which requires citizenship for these forms of public s...

Get Early Look at California Laws Coming in 2018

Rust never sleeps, Neil Young once sang. It would seem that the California Legislature doesn't sleep much either. Every year, it passes hundreds (and sometimes more than 1,000) bills that land on the gove...

Is Stopping Child Trafficking Still Priority for Sen. Harris?

The name of Sen. Kamala Harris came up multiple times at a Senate hearing last month on child sex trafficking legislation, an acknowledgment of her long record fighting the crime, Emily Cadei of McClatchy's D.C. Bureau reports. Writes Cadei: "But Harris’ ...