St. Serra Statue
Archbishops Defend St. Serra Against 'Outrageous' Claims
n an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal last week, Archbishops Cordileone and Gomez came to the defense of St. Junipero Serra, founder of California's mission system, against lawmakers' attempts to permanently remove his statue of the State Capitol and disparage his name in the process.
CA Capitol Spring
Big Week in the Golden State
With the Legislative Session officially ending last Friday night and the Recall Election this past Tuesday, there has been a flurry of political activity this last week.
CA Capitol
Legislative Session Ending
This year's legislative session ends tonight (Sept. 10), and things are fast and furious in the Capitol as lawmakers attempt to get bills passed before the midnight deadline.
Physician – Assisted Suicide Bill Moves Forward
On Monday, SB 380 (Eggman – D, Stockton), the physician-assisted suicide expansion bill, passed out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a 6 – Yes, 2 – No, and 3 – Abstain vote.
State Budget Passes with Unresolved Funding Questions
Though lawmakers and the Governor were able to agree on a record-breaking $262.6 billion state budget before the July 1 fiscal year began, negotiations continue on the exact level of funding for several items.  Those specifics are detailed in what are called “budget trailer bills.”