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California Woman Gets Botulism From Cheese Sauce

California Woman Gets Botulism From Cheese Sauce

Despite being an unnatural shade of orange, we’ve all drizzled nacho cheese sauce over some chips at the movies, baseball game or gas station during a road trip, without any life-threatening consequences. But one Los Angeles-area woman has been in the hospital for more than three weeks after reportedly getting botulism from gas station nachos. […]

Treasurer John Chiang and Senate Leader Kevin de León Vow to for Californians’ Right to Retirement Security

Treasurer John Chiang and Senate Leader Kevin de León Vow to for Californians’ Right to Retirement Security

State Treasurer John Chiang and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said today that California’s Secure Choice program remains on track to provide retirement security to nearly 6.8 million private-sector workers who do not have access to a retirement savings plan from their employer. Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate passed House […]

Push begins to overturn new California gas tax

Push begins to overturn new California gas tax

By James Poulos A fresh effort has been launched to reverse Gov. Jerry Brown’s fuel and vehicle tax deal, passed narrowly in Sacramento on the strength of a series of sharply criticized side deals. “Only one Republican – state Sen. Anthony Cannella – voted in favor of SB1, and that was after his Central Valley district received $500 […]

CA Controller Expands Board Of Equalization Reform Proposals

CA Controller Expands Board Of Equalization Reform Proposals

Expanding on her proposed reforms to the State Board of Equalization (BOE), California State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced plans to establish a board governance policy. She will introduce a draft policy at the May 23 BOE meeting in Sacramento. “Clearly, a governance policy is urgently needed to create board member oversight, accountability, and […]

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 […]

Californians Are Revolting Against Dems Who Voted For Gas Tax Hike

Californians Are Revolting Against Dems Who Voted For Gas Tax Hike

Californians are pushing back against the Democratic lawmakers who passed the largest gas tax in the state’s history last month. Citizens have signed signatures for a recall effort against Democratic state Sen. Josh Newman for his vote in favor of for the Road Repair and Accountability Act, and another lawmaker is moving forward on an […]

Californians rebel against gas, car tax hike

Californians rebel against gas, car tax hike

In California, a state known for its love of driving, high-priced gasoline and history of tax revolts, a rebellion is brewing against Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas-and-car tax increase. In the two weeks since the Democrat signed Senate Bill 1, opponents have launched an initiative drive to repeal the $52.4 billion transportation package as well […]

Why California Has Been Getting Major Rainfall After Years Of Drought

Why California Has Been Getting Major Rainfall After Years Of Drought

California’s terrain is so diverse, spanning almost the entire West Coast, that the Golden State gets it all, from earthquakes to snow and drought. In some areas, tepid year round temperatures and few rainy days are welcome staples, even tourist attractions. So imagine everyone’s surprise when the state, which was in a drought for the […]

California’s Election Integrity Project Applaud’s President’s Trump’s Order to Clean Up Voter Rolls

California’s Election Integrity Project Applaud’s President’s Trump’s Order to Clean Up Voter Rolls

California’s Election Integrity Project, Inc. (EIP) applauds President Trump for his initiative in taking a positive and decisive step to investigate the integrity of America’s electoral processes. As an organization that has worked tirelessly for over six years to investigate, thoroughly document and expose the severe Civil Rights violations occurring in California at the hands […]

Statement of California State Treasurer John Chiang on Today’s Pension Fund Stabilization Announcement

Statement of California State Treasurer John Chiang on Today’s Pension Fund Stabilization Announcement

“California is presented with a unique opportunity to reduce its pension obligations by more than $11 billion over the next 20 years, without having to reach deeper into the pockets of taxpayers or the public workforce that serves them.  “Faced with the stark reality that the state is on a trajectory to increase its pension […]