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CA bill would protect students who expose biased profs

CA bill would protect students who expose biased profs

Peter Van Voorhis, California Campus Correspondent@RepublicanPeter on May 03, 2017 After a student was suspended for recording a professor calling Donald Trump’s election an “act of terrorism,” one California lawmaker has introduced legislation to protect student whistleblowers. Republican state senator John Moorlach says the bill is intended to promote intellectual diversity by giving college students the same […]

Initiative filed to repeal California gas tax increase

Initiative filed to repeal California gas tax increase

CAPITOL ALERT MAY 04, 2017 2:31 PM BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO AND JIM MILLER ccadelago@sacbee.com   California’s new gas tax hike to pay for road improvements pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats could go before voters for repeal. Travis Allen, a Republican assemblyman from Orange County, filed the proposed 2018 ballot measure to eliminate the […]

Save Prop 13!

Save Prop 13!

ACTION NEEDED: Senate Constitutional Amendment 6 (SCA 6) by State Senator Scott Wiener D—San Francisco seeks to erode Proposition 13’s two-thirds vote protections by lowering the threshold to approve special taxes, including sales and parcel taxes, to 55 percent in order to fund transportation projects. WHEN TO TAKE ACTION: Quickly! Senate Constitutional Amendment 6 is […]

Environmental groups sue to block Trump’s offshore drilling order

Environmental groups sue to block Trump’s offshore drilling order

Less than a week after President Donald Trump moved to open protected coastal waters to offshore oil drilling, environmental groups are pushing back with a federal lawsuit. The suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Alaska, claims Trump has no legal authority to undo protections adopted by President Barack Obama. Obama in 2015 and […]

Free Speech Rights Protected in Settlement with California Attorney General and Center for Individual Rights

Free Speech Rights Protected in Settlement with California Attorney General and Center for Individual Rights

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Center for Individual Rights reached a settlement with the Attorney General of California this week that guarantees the Attorney General will not use California Code section 8195 to stifle legitimate First Amendment speech. The state of California previously attempted to ban artist Timothy Desmond from displaying one […]

May Day used as sanctuary state promo

May Day used as sanctuary state promo

By George Miller Usually, May Day (May 1) celebrations are a “workers of the world unite” thing.  But this year, the trend, especially in California, is to repurpose them to support “immigrants,” well actually illegal immigrants.  Oxnard was no exception, putting on a friendly event, with CAUSE, SEIU, MICOP, UFW and other local branches of […]

Major state playing devious trick with ‘religious freedom’

Major state playing devious trick with ‘religious freedom’

Democratic legislators in California hope to add their state to the list of those that have adopted religious freedom bills. However, unlike other bills intended to protect individual rights of conscience with regard to same-sex “marriage,” the bill effectively protects Islamic terrorists by barring law enforcement and immigration authorities from collecting information regarding religious beliefs, […]

Calexit Would Be Huge Boon for GOP

Calexit Would Be Huge Boon for GOP

The quixotic effort by some Californians to break away from the union and form a progressive paradise suffered a major blow last week when the leader of the project announced he was moving permanently to Russia. Louis Marinelli, president of the Yes California Independence Campaign, wrote that he would withdraw a petition that had been […]

Credit industry circles California pot banking

Credit industry circles California pot banking

By James Poulos As Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration turns toward tidying up California’s complex and still-unsettled marijuana laws, the massive market for money made from the plant’s products has begun to attract attention from financial services companies that want to take advantage without taking on too much risk.  “Though federally prohibited, marijuana is now legal in […]

Gov. Brown signs gas tax increases

Gov. Brown signs gas tax increases

BY TARYN LUNA tluna@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed the controversial $52 billion tax and fee increase to pay for the largest road funding plan in California in more than a quarter century. Senate Bill 1 raises the funds through a 12-cent gas tax increase that begins in November, a new fee based on […]