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Assisted suicide legalized in California

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. The End of Life Option Act will allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill. In order to receive a lethal... (Continue reading)

Millions raised from Cal Fire fee going unspent


As fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in California this year, the state has kept millions of dollars raised from a controversial fee sitting in a fire prevention account. [Sac Bee] In June 2011, lawmakers approved legislation requiring... (Continue reading)

California ban on kangaroo imports returns


A California ban on the import of kangaroo parts will return next year after an eight-year hiatus. [Guardian] The trade of kangaroo parts currently comprises a $200 million industry in California. Kangaroo skins are used to make some shoes and... (Continue reading)

Marijuana and assisted suicide bills go to California governor

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A series of medical marijuana regulations passed both houses of the California Legislature just prior to a midnight deadline, and a bill that would legalize assisted suicide also moved on to the governor’s desk Friday. Friday marked the final day... (Continue reading)

California Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

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A bill that would legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients passed the California Assembly Wednesday and now moves on to the State Senate, which has already endorsed similar legislation. [LA Times] The Assembly voted 43-34 in favor of the... (Continue reading)

What bills are under consideration in California?


California lawmakers have just four days left in this year’s regular session, and more than 300 bills are awaiting action. [LA Times] Bills under consideration include proposals to fight climate change, legalize assisted suicide and increase tobacco and medical marijuana... (Continue reading)

California bill calls for restrictions on releasing illegal immigrants

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As a response to the killing of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill restricting transfers of illegal immigrants from federal to local custody. [LA Times] SB 57, authored by senators Bob Huff and Shannon Runner,... (Continue reading)

California Legislature hurrying to pass marijuana regulations

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California lawmakers are trying pass a wide variety of medical marijuana regulations before voters may decide whether the state legalizes recreational pot. [Mercury News] Marijuana advocates are currently drafting multiple legalization initiatives that could appear on the California ballot. In... (Continue reading)

Senators say California must dump Donald Trump

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Ten state senators all calling on state-run enterprises, private businesses and individuals in California to stop investing money with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom they accuse of racism and hate speech. On Wednesday, Sen. Isadore Hall, D-Compton, along with... (Continue reading)

Are California cheerleaders denied minimum wage?


A bill awaiting California Governor Jerry Brown’s signature would require professional sports teams based in the state to pay cheerleaders at least minimum wage, as well as overtime and sick leave. [ABC News] Cheerleaders have filed lawsuits against several NFL... (Continue reading)

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