The budget both stores some of the state's windfall in its rainy day fund, and increases spending on assistance for people living in poverty as well as programs combatting homelessness. The surplus is the state's largest since at least 2000.
President Trump has approved a variety of disaster aid and relief for victims as Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano continues spewing molten rock. The situation, which started on May 3, is the the most destructive volcanic disaster in the United States since 1980.
This November Californian's will be able to vote on the "Cal 3" initiative to divide California into three separate states, backers of the initiative believe that California is becoming "ungovernable," while those who oppose it say it would bring "political chaos."
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward undocumented immigrants has separated many children from their families at the US-Mexico border, causing a number of GOP leaders to speak out against the practice.
The Justice Department's internal watchdog released a report faulting former FBI Director James Comey for breaking protocol when handling Hillary Clinton's email investigation. However, the report also determined that his errors were not motivated by bias.
The draft legislation includes a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million young immigrants in the US illegally, rankling GOP supporters of President Trump. The plan also includes $25 billion for a border wall and a provision to keep families together as long as they are in the custody of the Homeland Security Department.