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California Lawmakers Pass Budget, Keep Paychecks

California Lawmakers Pass Budget, Keep Paychecks

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor   California legislators passed a state budget just hours before they would have had their legislative salaries cut. Lawmakers acted on a set of bills Monday, hours before the June 15 deadline set by Prop. 25, a constitutional amendment that allows for budgets and similar bills to pass with a lower […]

California Legislature Softens Sex Offender Registry Requirements For Sodomy With Minors

California Legislature Softens Sex Offender Registry Requirements For Sodomy With Minors

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter The California legislature passed a law late Monday relaxing sex offender registry requirements for sodomy and other acts with minors in efforts to end “discrimination against LGBTQ young people on the sex offender registry,” according to the bill’s sponsor. Democratic California state Sen. Scott Weiner, a gay politician who […]

California Drug Addicts Could Soon Have a Safe, Legal Place to Hit Up

California Drug Addicts Could Soon Have a Safe, Legal Place to Hit Up

ANDERS HAGSTROM | Justice Reporter   The California state Senate passed legislation allowing cities to set up “safe injection sites” Tuesday, where drug addicts can bring heroin and other substances to have doctors legally administer them. This is the second time the California legislature has considered the legislation. The California Assembly passed bill AB-186 in June 2017, […]

G&A Special Report – CA State Legislature – 2017 Session Wrap-Up

G&A Special Report – CA State Legislature – 2017 Session Wrap-Up

The California State Legislature completed their 2017 Session – the first year of the two-year 2017/2018 Session – this past Friday, September 15th, with some bills passing on to the Governor’s desk, some failing, while further consideration of others was pushed back to 2018. Governor Jerry Brown has until Sunday, October 15th, to act on […]

Guns, Ag Lands and More: G&A Special Report – CA State Legislature – 2017/2018 Session Update

Guns, Ag Lands and More: G&A Special Report – CA State Legislature – 2017/2018 Session Update

2017/2018 State Legislative Session AB 7 (Gipson) – Open Carry of Long Guns Current law prohibits, with some exceptions, openly carrying a handgun or a long gun outside a vehicle while in a public place or on a public street of an incorporated city or city and county, or while in an “prohibited area” where […]

Rematch coming of high-profile 2014 race for state superintendent of public instruction

Rematch coming of high-profile 2014 race for state superintendent of public instruction

by James Poulos The most expensive contest on the 2014 California ballot is set to return next year. “Marshall Tuck, who unsuccessfully challenged incumbent schools chief Tom Torlakson in a contentious 2014 race that became a proxy fight over a lawsuit on teacher job protections, will run again for state superintendent of public instruction,” the Sacramento Bee […]

CA GOP cheers federal support for new water bills

CA GOP cheers federal support for new water bills

By James Poulos Central California residents, long hoping for federal water reform, have begun to see some movement from Washington.  Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., has rolled out language designed to “build on last year’s legislation that was loved by farmers and loathed by environmentalists,” as McClatchy reported. “The bill scales back an ambitious San Joaquin River […]

5 Bills for California Employers to Track in 2017

5 Bills for California Employers to Track in 2017

. . By Stephen Frank Sacramento works hard to kill jobs directly and to make jobs too expensive to fill and use.  We are a State that still forces workers to pay bribes to work, pay for health care that is mediocre at best and deadly at worst.  We make it so expensive to hire […]

Assemblyman: Is Legislature’s contract with former U.S. Attorney General legal?

Assemblyman: Is Legislature’s contract with former U.S. Attorney General legal?

By Matt Fleming While the Legislature’s hiring of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made headlines on Thursday, the move may violate the state Constitution, according to an California assemblyman. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, a Rocklin Republican, asked the California attorney general’s office on Friday whether Holder’s hiring for outside legal work in an impending battle with the […]

Gov. Brown vetoes no-tax-on-tampons bill, host of others

Gov. Brown vetoes no-tax-on-tampons bill, host of others
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