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Californians may vote on cigarette tax hike

A coalition of health groups and California lawmakers is proposing an initiative to raise the state tobacco tax by $2 a pack. [LA Times] Democratic Senator Richard Pan has introduced a bill that would send the initiative to California voters.... (Continue reading)

California may repeal ‘welfare queen’ law

California Democrats are calling for the repeal of a law that bars families from receiving increases to their welfare checks if they give birth to an additional child while on benefits. [Sac Bee] Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles says... (Continue reading)

Can your doctor help you die in California?

A group of cancer patients and doctors are suing the state of California, demanding that terminally ill people be allowed to obtain prescription drugs that will speed up their death if they find their suffering unbearable. [LA Times] California law... (Continue reading)

Would a CSD calm down Isla Vista?

California Assemblyman Das Williams introduced a bill Monday that propose creating a community services district in Isla Vista, which currently remains unincorporated territory despite its dense and reputably rowdy population. [KEYT] Williams, a Santa Barbara Democrat, cites recent sexual assaults,... (Continue reading)

Must California employers pay double on holidays?

A bill soon to be introduced to the California legislature would require employers to pay double to those who work on Thanksgiving and Christmas in an attempt to curtail transforming the family holidays into shopping bonanzas. [Union Tribune] Democratic Assemblywoman... (Continue reading)

California defines “yes” in student sex bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that creates new rules for college students in the state who engage in sexual activity. [LA Times] The new law defines sexual consent as an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage... (Continue reading)

California restricts access to single-shot handguns

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Friday that bans the sale of single-shot handguns that gun owners can alter into automatic weapons. [Huffington Post] State firearms laws previously restricted the sale of handguns that can be converted... (Continue reading)

California Democrats trying to slow impact of cap and trade

Citing concern over rising gas prices, a group of Democratic California lawmakers are pushing a bill that would delay requiring oil refineries to buy carbon credits under the state’s cap and trade system. [LA Times] California’s cap and trade system,... (Continue reading)

Want to taste wine at farmers’ market?

Californians could soon take their wine tasting habits to farmers’ markets. [KEYT] A bill that would allow limited wine tasting at farmers’ markets has passed the Assembly on a unanimous vote and is now moving through the state Senate. Wine... (Continue reading)

California bill to raise standard of consent for student sex

A bill in the California legislature may change the way college students engage in sexual activity. [CBS LA] Democratic state senators Kevin de Leon and Hannah Beth Jackson have introduced a bill that would require state run universities to adopt... (Continue reading)



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