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Why Can’t Sacramento’s Financial Reporting Match Private Sector Standards?

Why Can’t Sacramento’s Financial Reporting Match Private Sector Standards?

    By Edward Ring If you want current financial information on California’s state government, you won’t find it. The most recent consolidated annual financial report for California’s state agencies is for the fiscal year ended 6/30/2018. That’s over two years, or nine quarters ago. To put this in perspective, America’s publicly traded multinational corporations, with operations spread all […]

AB 3262 Amendments Made Suing Small Businesses Easier

AB 3262 Amendments Made Suing Small Businesses Easier

Expanding online marketplace liability made a bad bill worse August 24 amendments proposed for Assembly Bill 3262 would only exacerbate an already bad idea, the state’s largest and leading small-business association charge today. NFIB testified earlier before the Senate Judiciary Committee on its opposition to AB 3262, stating that the bill increases liability on all […]

Gun Rights | Public Input Takes a Big Hit as California Legislative Session Sets to Close

Gun Rights | Public Input Takes a Big Hit as California Legislative Session Sets to Close

BY L.A. PAREDES  The Legislature’s “Public Be Damned” Attitude Helps No One’s Cause The California Legislature has little more than a week before they close out the second half of the 2019-2020 legislative session.  This means if it doesn’t happen now – it’s not going to, at least until next year.  That said, it’s a sure […]

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Legislation Eligible For Floor Votes

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Legislation Eligible For Floor Votes

Today, August 20th, both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees took up their respective suspense files ahead of the Friday fiscal deadline. The bills are now eligible for floor votes beginning next week. Please use the “Take Action” button below to contact your legislators to oppose these measures!  The button will automatically take you through two […]

POLITICS | California Assembly Passes Budget That Depends on Federal Aid

POLITICS | California Assembly Passes Budget That Depends on Federal Aid

By Romy Varghese California’s Assembly passed a $143 billion general-fund budget for the next fiscal year that counts on federal aid before triggering spending cuts, a rejection of Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to slash services ahead of more aid from Washington. The bill was approved 61 to 13. The Senate is scheduled to vote on […]

California Assembly advances measure to allow remote voting

California Assembly advances measure to allow remote voting

By CUNEYT DIL – ASSOCIATED PRESS  SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — The California Assembly narrowly passed a proposal on Wednesday that would allow state legislators to vote remotely during emergencies, as lawmakers widely regretted not being able to act during a weeks-long recess amid the pandemic. The measure comes after other states and cities have relaxed rules to […]

Trump administration yanks approval for homeless shelters in Sacramento, across California

Trump administration yanks approval for homeless shelters in Sacramento, across California

BY THERESA CLIFT The Trump administration has yanked approval for major homeless shelter projects it previously approved in Sacramento and San Francisco. The move undermines a critical component of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to shelter the homeless on state land and throws nearly two dozen potential shelter projects across the state into question, according to […]

Frank | Breaking the One Party State

Frank | Breaking the One Party State

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views The Big Story Republican Party Conundrum:  Republican in California have to spend money to win back seven congressional seats lost in 2018.  We need to save the Senate seats for several GOP Senators and those of our Assembly members.  It will be tough and it […]

Sacramento NO Plastic Grocery Bags Now Health Problem Due to coronavirus

Sacramento NO Plastic Grocery Bags Now Health Problem Due to coronavirus

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Government when it acts never cares about the unintended consequences.  In this case, we KNEW the consequences of ending the right to use plastic grocery bags without paying a fee.  Now we use dirty, unhealthy cotton or solid plastic bags that we all knew would hold […]

POLITICS | California Seeks to Ban Boys’ and Girls’ Toy Aisles, Clothing Sections

POLITICS | California Seeks to Ban Boys’ and Girls’ Toy Aisles, Clothing Sections

Sacramento, CA—The Pacific Justice Institute—Center for Public Policy (PJI-CPP) is opposing new legislation that threatens to fine retailers for separating boys’ and girls’ clothing, toys, and other childcare products. Assembly Bill 2826, introduced by Asemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), would impose fines of $1,000 on large retailers that have different departments for boys’ and girls clothing, […]

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