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Major online privacy bill becomes law after whirlwind week

Major online privacy bill becomes law after whirlwind week

by Chris Reed . A far-reaching online privacy bill that got next-to-no vetting or legislative debate was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last Thursday – the product of a quickly hammered-out agreement among state legislators, privacy advocates, tech firms and a real estate tycoon whose qualifying of an even more sweeping privacy measure for the November ballot […]

Demonstrators Flood Downtown Los Angeles for Massive Immigration Protest

Demonstrators Flood Downtown Los Angeles for Massive Immigration Protest

Joshua Caplan Demonstrators flooded downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest against the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Thousands of demonstrators, along with a handful of high-profile celebrities, lawmakers, and activists, participated in the Families Belong Together-Freedom for Immigrants March, demanding border agents reunite separated immigrant children from their parents who illegally crossed the Southern border. Armed with […]

California: Gun Bills to be Heard in the Appropriations Committee

California: Gun Bills to be Heard in the Appropriations Committee

On Monday, July 2, AB 3, AB 2103 and AB 2888 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee before the Legislature breaks for Summer Recess on July 6.   Assembly Bill 3, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18), would raise the age to purchase firearms and ammunition to 21 years old.  Assembly Bill 2103, […]

CA Controller Publishes 2017 Salary Data for City and County Governments

CA Controller Publishes 2017 Salary Data for City and County Governments

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced an update to the Government Compensation in California website, which now includes 2017 self-reported payroll data for cities and counties. The data cover 675,479 positions and a total of nearly $46 billion in 2017 wages for 54 counties and 473 cities. Users of the site can: View […]

Weekly Updates | Latest Health Bills From Sacramento

Weekly Updates | Latest Health Bills From Sacramento

Jun 12, 2018 — Bill Text H.R. 3192: CHIP Mental Health Parity Act This bill’s text for status Reported by House Committee (Jun 12, 2018) is now available. Trackers: Mental health.   Jun 12, 2018 — Bill Text H.R. 3331: To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments […]

Utility That Tried To Blame California Fires On Climate Change Could Face Bankruptcy

Utility That Tried To Blame California Fires On Climate Change Could Face Bankruptcy

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator PG&E executives suggested climate change was to blame for a spate of deadly wildfires that rocked California in 2017, but now the state’s largest utility is facing the possibility of bankruptcy after investigators found it responsible. Raging wildfires devastated Northern California in October 2017. Enhanced by high winds, the fires ultimately killed […]

California separatists feud over how best to carve up state

California separatists feud over how best to carve up state

By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Thursday, June 21, 2018 Campaigns to secede from U.S., divide into new states compete for support As far as Paul Preston is concerned, three Californias is one California too many. The vice president and co-founder of the New California movement, ( (877) 828-2753), Mr. Preston wants to see the state divided in two along rural-urban […]

California Debates Going ‘Carbon Neutral’ As Grid Worries Mount

California Debates Going ‘Carbon Neutral’ As Grid Worries Mount

Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator California lawmakers are considering a slate of clean energy bills, but passage could further agitate an energy crisis already brewing in the deep blue state. Three different energy bills failed to pass the California state legislature in 2017. A bill requiring California power to become carbon neutral by 2045, a […]

The Remembrance Project Headed To Sacramento Federal Hearing Opposing Sanctuary State Law

The Remembrance Project Headed To Sacramento Federal Hearing Opposing Sanctuary State Law

The morning of the hearing, members of The Remembrance Project and We The People Rising will hold a press conference in front of the Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse in support of the Trump administration’s lawsuit opposing the California Sanctuary State Laws. The federal government’s lawsuit, filed in early March, targets three recent California laws: the […]

AB 282 – Third Party Promotion of Assisted Suicide

AB 282 – Third Party Promotion of Assisted Suicide

  Assembly Bill 282 obscures existing law and diminishes the legal consequences for deliberately aiding, advising or encouraging another to commit suicide. Contrary to existing statute, which suggests it should be a felony to encourage another to commit suicide, this bill seeks to loosen that prohibition in order to conform to the expansion of physician-assisted […]