Kamala Harris Widens Lead in U.S. Senate Race
A new poll out Wednesday shows California Attorney General Kamala Harris with a steady lead in the race to replace U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. But it also finds a sizable portion of likely Republican voters plan to skip voting for either of the Senate candidates.
Governor Weighs Whether to Bar Some Private Immigration Lockups
Private prisons have been in the news a lot lately. First, the Dept. of Justice announced it would stop using them. Soon after, the Department of Homeland Security said it would review whether hundreds of thousands of immigrants should be detained in private lockups. The state of California might beat them to the punch. A bill that would bar cities and counties from contracting with private prisons to hold immigrant detainees is sitting on the governor's desk. Three facilities would be impacted by Senate Bill 1289, authored by state Sen. Ricardo Lara.