LOS ANGELES, Sept 19- A federal judge on Thursday barred California from enforcing, at least for now, a new state law aimed at U.S. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement that he believed the law was constitutional but would wait for a formal written ruling by the judge before deciding whether to take further legal action.
President Donald Trump sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state's primary elections. The lawsuit follows a similar one filed by Judicial Watch, a Washington- based conservative legal group, on behalf of four voters registered in California- two Republicans, a Democrat and an...
President Donald Trump returns to California on Friday for a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border and a fundraiser in Los Angeles, coming as the state's GOP is struggling on many fronts.
California is waging war against unlicensed pot shops and redoubling efforts to stamp out illegal marijuana farms, using National Guard troops.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants a water tax to fund a safe drinking water program in disadvantaged areas, but a fellow Democrat has a rival plan.
Several California lawmakers are proposing legislation that would require President Donald Trump and other presidential candidates to release their tax returns as a precondition for getting on the ballot.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to pull troops from the border is another sign the new governor is taking a more activist approach than his predecessor against President Donald Trump's policies.
The world remains perilously close to global catastrophe because leaders have not made enough progress reducing nuclear and climate threats, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warns.
The former two-term president would arguably end up the biggest supporter of a Biden 2020 run, but Obama also counts Harris as a loyal ally.
California's new Gov. Gavin Newsom took a swipe at the gun lobby in his inaugural address and has already indicated he supports some gun control legislation his predecessor rejected.
At least 11 states, from California to Vermont, passed new protections addressing workplace harassment in the past year — and many of them go into effect in 2019.
Jerry Brown has been a fixture of California politics for nearly a half century and his final stint as governor was marked by restoring the state's fiscal health and filling the leadership vacuum on climate change.
A slew of new gun laws are coming into force in California and other states in 2019, including a new California law requiring a lifetime ban on gun ownership for some domestic violence offenders.
California could see its tax collections take a hit in December because of its heavy reliance on the wealthy for personal income taxes and the state's revenue volatility to even small changes in the financial markets.
The final 2018 Farm Bill is expected to be voted on as early as next week and would legalize hemp cultivation and could be a catalyst for explosive growth in a nascent industry that some forecast could top $20 billion by 2022.
California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom is planning to attend Saturday inauguration of Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as signs grow the Democrat will be an activist on immigration and border issues.
A new state audit raises questions about flaws in California's $77 billion high-speed rail project and could add pressure on Newsom to cut back the construction of the train or make other major changes.
Home insurers in California face potentially significant losses from the current wildfires but can't "cram" all of it into next year's insurance bills, according to the state's insurance commissioner.
PG&E, the parent company of the Pacific Gas & Electric utility unit, is expected to become a major player in the early warning camera expansion, CNBC has learned.
Authorities reported eight more fatalities from the Northern California blaze, bringing the total number of dead so far to 56.