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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 […]

Calif. lawmakers gut measure that would have limited rifle purchases in state

Calif. lawmakers gut measure that would have limited rifle purchases in state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The National Rifle Association won a rare victory in the California Legislature on Friday when a committee gutted key portions of a bill that would have prohibited buying more than one rifle in any 30-day period. Instead of limiting the number of guns, the bill was amended by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, […]

AHP Credit Union Establishes Memorial Fund for Fallen Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French

AHP Credit Union Establishes Memorial Fund for Fallen Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French

SACRAMENTO, CA– The CAHP Credit Union has established a memorial fund in honor of fallen Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French.  One hundred percent of all donations received will go directly to Deputy French’s family.  The C.A.H.P Credit Union is covering all processing fees and administrative responsibilities. On the afternoon of August 30, 2017, Deputy […]

Democrats force recall backers to fight another court battle

Democrats force recall backers to fight another court battle

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Most recall elections are primarily about electoral politics, as both sides duke it out with the usual broadcast ads and ground campaigns. But the burgeoning Republican effort to recall Orange County’s Democratic Sen. Josh Newman has turned into an inside-the-Capitol political fight as well as a high-profile legal battle. It could be months […]

California Democrats are Losing Their Minds over President Trump’s Mental Health

California Democrats are Losing Their Minds over President Trump’s Mental Health

by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY California Democrats are losing their minds over President Donald Trump’s mental health, leading the charge nationally to call for everything from mandatory psychiatric treatment to censure and even impeachment. Politico’s Carla Marinucci reports on the California House Democrats’ seeming obsession with the President’s mental well-being or lack thereof: Rep. Zoe Lofgren last week […]

California, Senate Republicans Join Forces in Bid to Bail out Obamacare

California, Senate Republicans Join Forces in Bid to Bail out Obamacare

by JOEL B. POLLAK California and New York will lead 16 states, including the District of Columbia, into a lawsuit to preserve subsidies to health insurance companies on the Obamacare exchanges, after a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Tuesday. The D.C. Circuit will allow the states to intervene in the […]

Gun Laws: Bad Bills on Hold Until Summer Break is Over

Gun Laws: Bad Bills on Hold Until Summer Break is Over

7 Bills…and Waiting Waiting until the last minute is usually a big no-no, but that doesn’t stop the California Legislature from playing that game – even though they have an awful lot of stuff that needs attention. A lot of nasty anti-gun bills are still percolating in the process, but last week legislators left for […]

CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data for State Government, CSU, and Superior Courts

CA Controller Publishes 2016 Salary Data for State Government, CSU, and Superior Courts

Which positions received the highest salaries at state government agencies, California State Universities (CSU), and county courts last year? The answers are on State Controller Betty T. Yee’s Government Compensation in California website, updated today with 2016 self-reported salary data for more than 385,000 positions and $21 billion in wages.  Users of the site can: […]

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