Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to roll out a body camera program for its police force on Monday. Within two years, about 7,000 LAPD officers will be equipped with them. Police officers will be required to turn on their cameras whenever they're investigating a possible crime, including traffic stops.
It's been nearly a decade since California executed a death row inmate. Now, a federal appeals court is considering whether those long delays amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
It's not often that state officials get to figure out how to spend extra money. But that's exactly what lawmakers will be hearing in Sacramento on Tuesday: ideas on where to put billions of dollars in revenue from California's cap-and-trade climate change program. There are a lot of ideas, but not enough extra cash for all of them.