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Guv Brown Demands Nation Subsidize Sacramento Corruption and Radical Policies

Guv Brown Demands Nation Subsidize Sacramento Corruption and Radical Policies

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Jerry Brown is really upset!  President Trump and the Congressional GOP’ers have a tax plan to stop the nation from subsidizing the corruption and radical policies in Sacramento—Hundreds of billions for trains to nowhere, abusive Delta Tunnels, $21 billion for illegal aliens, a collapsing pension system […]

Frank: Disgusted at People in Sacramento Protecting Predators

Frank: Disgusted at People in Sacramento Protecting Predators

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views I spent the past weekend at the Republican Party convention in Orange County.  Among the attendees were legislators, staffers, lobbyists, consultants and others that spend their lives dealing with elected officials and getting people elected.  One of the major topics talked about at the Lobby Bar […]

Gov. Brown vetoes few bills – latest ones get conservative praise

Gov. Brown vetoes few bills – latest ones get conservative praise

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed only 118 of the 957 bills that came before his desk in the recently concluded legislative session, but some of his final vetoes earned a great deal of attention and praise – even from conservative Republicans. That’s an interesting turn of events given that Brown signed into lawmost of […]

CA Controller Reports State Revenue Outpacing Expectations  

CA Controller Reports  State Revenue Outpacing Expectations  

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today the state brought in $10.92 billion in September, exceeding revenue projections in the state budget by $50.9 million, or 0.5 percent. Total revenues of $25.92 billion for the fiscal year to date are $583.4 million, or 2.3 percent higher than projections in the state budget enacted in June […]

California Can Now Jail People for Misusing Gender Pronouns

California Can Now Jail People for Misusing Gender Pronouns

California can now start jailing people that refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of nursing home residents after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Thursday. The law’s effect is limited to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but mandates that those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred […]

Delta Tunnels Consultant Was Paid Millions, Auditor Says Firm Wasn’t Qualified

Delta Tunnels Consultant Was Paid Millions, Auditor Says Firm Wasn’t Qualified

Originally published in the Sacramento Bee | October 5, 2017 By Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler The Delta tunnels project was just gaining steam, and a San Francisco engineering firm had outbid its competitors to win a $60 million, seven-year state contract to help plan the project. But officials at the California Department of Water Resources […]

Brown’s water tunnels plan still alive, but obstacles are many

Brown’s water tunnels plan still alive, but obstacles are many

by Chris Reed . With a seeming vote of confidence from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California – the giant agency that supplies water to about half the state’s 38 million residents – Gov. Jerry Brown appears set to soldier ahead with his $17 billion plan to build two 35-mile-long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Brown’s […]

End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – California’s legislative session, which completed its work in the wee hours Saturday morning, was one of the more controversial ones in years, given the degree to which the Democratic majority was able to secure various tax and fee increases. It was also one of the more divisive recent sessions from a partisan […]

California Moves To Bar Landlords From Reporting Illegal Immigrant Tenants

California Moves To Bar Landlords From Reporting Illegal Immigrant Tenants

The California state senate passed a bill Thursday that would prevent landlords from reporting suspected illegal immigrant tenants to federal authorities. The Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco, broadly prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of immigration status. The measure also specifically bars landlords from reporting or threatening […]

SB 623, Safe Drinking Water Conversation Continues in Assembly

SB 623, Safe Drinking Water Conversation Continues in Assembly

BipartisanCoalition Thanks Assembly Leadership and Urges Legislature to Address Statewide Drinking Water Crisis September 1, 2017 | Sacramento– In an important step forward toward securing safe and affordable drinking water for all Californians, Senate Bill 623 (Monning) moved out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee to the Assembly Rules Committee today. The bipartisan coalition of more […]

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