State Assembly Takes Up Net Neutrality Bill

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California Assembly Considers Net Neutrality Bill

This week, the state Assembly is expected to take up a bill instituting net neutrality protections. California wouldn't be the first state to tackle the issue after the Federal Communications Commission repealed Obama-era regulations requiring fair treatment of internet traffic. But these bills would be the strongest at the state level. The California Report talks with State Sen. Scott Wiener, who authored SB 822.
Guest: State Senator Scott Wiener

Arizona Sen. John McCain Dies at 81

A lot has been said about the death of Arizona Senator John McCain, who died on Saturday: his time as a prisoner of war, his brash humor and robust temper, and the fact he was an old-school conservative, willing to reach across the aisle to work with Democrats on issues that matter to him, like campaign finance reform. That's how Dan Schnur remembers McCain. Today, Schnur teaches at USC and at UC Berkeley. Back in 2000, he was the communications director for Senator McCain's presidential campaign.
Reporter: Rachael Myrow

California Lawmakers Unveil Framework for Wildfire Legislation

A special committee of California lawmakers has been meeting for weeks, collecting information so they can come up with wildfire legislation by the end of the legislative session this Friday. Late last week, the bipartisan group unveiled a framework for that proposed bill.
Reporters: Marisa Lagos and Paul Rogers

Trump Administration to Propose New Rules for Detention of Immigrant Children

Advocates for immigrant children are voicing alarm as the Trump administration moves to codify the treatment of kids in immigration custody with new rules and override a longstanding legal agreement enforced by a federal judge in Los Angeles.
Reporter: Tyche Hendricks

Bill Replacing Power Lost From Diablo Canyon Plant With Clean Resources Headed to Governor's Desk

A bill that would dictate how to replace the power lost when PG&E shuts down the state’s last nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.
Reporter: Craig Miller

State Criticizes Army Corps' Oversight in North Bay Wildfire Cleanup

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has sent a scathing letter to the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, criticizing its oversight of the cleanup after last October's North Bay wildfires
Reporter: Sukey Lewis

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