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The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

The fight to stop the Sanctuary State heads to the Senate Floor

  Senate Bill 54 passed the Appropriations Committee hearing last week with a 5-2 vote, and despite amendmends, it continues to shield deportable rapist and child molesters serving as felons in our prisons. Last week the San Diego Union Tribune published my op-ed titled ‘Sanctuary state bill protects felons from being deported’  and the East County Californian did […]

Social Network Robbery Scheme Turns Dates Into Armed Robbery

Social Network Robbery Scheme Turns Dates Into Armed Robbery

Police in Sacramento, Calif. are warning people of a modern day burglary scheme, in which men become victims after scheduling to meet women through online social networking sites. There have been at least 10 incidents throughout the area in recent weeks where victims try to set up dates with a female through a social forum, […]

California is planning to implement new rules to prevent Climate Change

California is planning to implement new rules to prevent Climate Change

See our “15 minute” synopsis of the 1/27/2017 Air Resources Board public hearing in Sacramento. The video includes clips from the ARB staff presentation, the UC Davis economist consultant (this guy was good), and comments from a staff member of Rincon Consultants (nice to see a Ventura organization in Sacramento at the hearing). Watch on […]

Secessionists formally launch quest for California’s independence

Secessionists formally launch quest for California’s independence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018. Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said […]

Gaines Report on the closing volley from California’s 2015/2016 Legislative Session

Gaines Report on the closing volley from California’s 2015/2016 Legislative Session

On Wednesday, August 31st, the California State Legislature lowered the curtain on their two-year 2015/2016 Legislative Session – sending some bills to the Governor’s desk for his consideration, and many others to their grave. This “Gaines & Associates Special Report – 2015/2016 Session Wrap-Up” will provide our clients with the absolute latest status of legislation […]

House passes bill to save Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta salmon

House passes bill to save Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta salmon

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are targeting striped bass in a farmer-backed effort to protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s salmon while trimming a 1992 environmental law. In what amounts to a multipronged move, the House on Tuesday night approved a bill by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., that ends the 1992 law’s goal of doubling the number of […]

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.  […]

Executive Order Aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California

Executive Order Aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California

SACRAMENTO – Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly water use reporting, new permanent water use standards in California communities and bans on clearly wasteful practices such […]

California Raises Smoking Age To 21

California Raises Smoking Age To 21

California teens will be losing their legal access to cigarettes next month. Gov. Jerry Brown signed five bills into law Wednesday that restrict the use of tobacco and e-cigarette products, symptoms with one of them raising the legal smoking age to 21 from 18. The state Senate bill bars people under 21 from using “any […]

Following Massive Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, California Legislature Takes Smart Look at Energy Storage Bills

Following Massive Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, California Legislature Takes Smart Look at Energy Storage Bills

CESA Supports Four Bills That Will Advance Energy Storage Solutions in California SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In light of the massive recent gas leak at Aliso Canyon, the role of energy storage solutions in diversifying the grid’s power resources and increasing electricity reliability has magnified and become more urgent. Four complementary energy […]

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