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Assembly OKs CARB accountability measure, climate agenda headed to governor

Assembly OKs CARB accountability measure, climate agenda headed to governor

Lawmakers on Wednesday sent a measure to Gov. Jerry Brown creating legislative oversight of the California Air Resources Board — a vital piece in the state’s climate agenda. Assembly Bill 197’s companion legislation, SB32, which expands CARB’s authority to create and implement programs to meet reduced greenhouse gas emission targets, can only become law if the […]

Assembly approves bill establishing state-run retirement accounts for all

Assembly approves bill establishing state-run retirement accounts for all

A savings-for-all plan passed the Assembly on Thursday that, if signed into law, will automatically enroll many employees into a state-run individual retirement system. Secure Choice, if implemented, would require employers of five or more people to automatically enroll employees into portable retirement accounts, with an opt-out clause for the individual. Proponents of the measure […]

California’s Economically Illiterate Legislature

California’s Economically Illiterate Legislature

June ballot measure “orphaned,” but poised to pass: Prop 50 — Suspending Legislators without pay

June ballot measure “orphaned,” but poised to pass: Prop 50 — Suspending Legislators without pay

The California Legislature is at it again — Fight Higher Taxes Today!

The California Legislature is at it again — Fight Higher Taxes Today!

Number one on the tax raisers’ agenda is Senate Bill 1 (Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose) that would impose a 12 cents a gallon gas tax increase, which will be added to what are already the highest gas prices in the nation. And they want to add to this a hike in the vehicle license […]

Will California Republicans Dance With Wolves?

Will California Republicans Dance With Wolves?

   

Proposed ballot measure: Are There Thousands of New Politicians in Our Future?

Proposed ballot measure: Are There Thousands of New Politicians in Our Future?

   

CA assisted suicide bill advances

CA assisted suicide bill advances

By James Poulos . With doctors’ groups divided, legislation that would authorize assisted suicide cleared a key hurdle in Sacramento, triggering a fresh round of controversy. Senate Bill 128, the so-called “End of Life Option Act,” was introduced earlier this year by state Sens. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and Bill Monning, D-Carmel. Modeled on an Oregon law governing physician-assisted suicide, SB128 […]

California Officially Bans Hunters From Using Lead Bullets

California Officially Bans Hunters From Using Lead Bullets

By Michael Bastasch , order Environmental activists cheered the California Fish and Game Commission’s decision to adopt regulations banning the use of lead ammunition for hunting throughout the Golden State. Republished with permission–The Daily Caller Foundation: http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/ In a unanimous vote, adiposity the Commission opted to phase out lead bullets, malady which hunters groups are […]

Four bills could wrap charter schools in red tape

Four bills could wrap charter schools in red tape

By John Seiler . Since their introduction in California 23 years ago, pill charter schools have grown like kudzu. According to the California Charter Schools Association, the state now boasts 1,184 charter schools, teaching an estimated 547,800 students. Charters are public schools that generally work outside the statewide schools system, cutting out much of the […]

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