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NFIB Begins Shaping its Post-Election Legislative Agenda – Sales Tax

NFIB Begins Shaping its Post-Election Legislative Agenda – Sales Tax

Fighting against extending California’s sales tax to services a high priority SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2020—With next week’s election expected to change little of the State Legislature, California’s leading small-business association today announced the shaping of its agenda for the coming 2021-2022 session. “No one is expecting any big compositional or ideological change to occur […]

G&A Special Report – CA State Legislature – 2017/2018 Session

G&A Special Report – CA State Legislature – 2017/2018 Session

This Gaines & Associates “California State Legislature – 2017/2018 Session Update” will provide a summary and the status of all legislation of interest to California’s wildlife and conservation community. Any activity taking place on legislation since our last Special Report is noted in italics. Gaines & Associates recognizes that our Special Reports can lengthy and […]

Legislators, governor to get four-percent raise

Legislators, governor to get four-percent raise

By Matt Fleming . The average legislator’s salary will rise to $104,118 annually, although several have refused any increases. Gov. Jerry Brown’s salary will increase to $190,103 annually. The other officers receiving increases are: lieutenant governor, attorney general, controller, treasurer, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction, insurance commissioner and the members of the Board of Equalization.  […]

Lawmaker accused of domestic violence to stay in Assembly leadership

Lawmaker accused of domestic violence to stay in Assembly leadership

Assemblyman Roger Hernández, who last week was placed under a temporary restraining order from his wife, will not be stripped of his committee chairmanship, Speaker Anthony Rendon said on Friday, despite pressure from the influential leaders of the women’s caucus. In a statement to CalWatchdog, Rendon, a Paramount Democrat, condemned domestic violence, but said he will not seek action at this […]

California assisted-suicide bill puts spotlight on Jerry Brown’s personal beliefs

California assisted-suicide bill puts spotlight on Jerry Brown’s personal beliefs

Whether California will join the rest of the left coast in legalizing physician-assisted suicide depends largely on which Gov. Jerry Brown greets the bill nearing his desk – the progressive Democrat or the devout Catholic. As a Democrat Mr. Brown would be expected to sign the legislation, sildenafil which cleared the California Assembly in a […]

One More for the Road, Senator? Taxpayers footing billed for tipsy legislators

One More for the Road, Senator? Taxpayers footing billed for tipsy legislators

   

Pension Reform is BAD for Wall Street, and GOOD for California

Pension Reform is BAD for Wall Street, and GOOD for California

By Ed Ring . “His idea [Mayor Chuck Reed’s] of pension reform is, pill you sign up for one pension system, we’re going to change it now in mid career, and now you’re going to get something different.” Lou Paulson, President, California Professional Firefighters (ref. CPF Video,  April 1, 2015) The biggest problem with Mr. Paulson’s comment […]