Bill to extend winery hours statewide clears Assembly

The Assembly signed off on a bill that would keep wineries in the state open longer. The bill would let wineries that have a “Class B” license authorizing the retail sale of wine extend their closing times from 9 p.m.

Born, Nygren propose adding assistant DA positions

GOP state Reps. John Nygren and Mark Born today proposed adding assistant DA positions in 40 counties starting next year to address staffing shortages. The proposal, which carries a price tag of $3.9 million annually, will be proposed as an

Senate votes to up penalties for unemployment fraud

The Senate voted along party lines 18-14 to increase the penalties for those who commit fraud in obtaining unemployment benefits. Under current law, the penalties max out at $500 and 90 days in jail. Under the bill, which now goes

Senate approves wetlands bill, sending it to guv

The Senate voted 18-14 along party lines Tuesday to ease permitting requirements for some urban and rural wetlands, sending the bill to the guv. Dems, all of whom opposed the bill, slammed the legislation as a sop to developers that