Articles Tagged With ‘California legislature’




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Conservative journalist wins back California press credential

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Conservative journalist and longtime Sacramento reporter, Katy Grimes, has reclaimed her Capitol press credential following a successful appeal on First Amendment grounds. An arm of the California Legislature rules committee had refused to renew Grimes’ credential, stating she worked for... (Continue reading)

California raises smoking age to 21

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The legal smoking age in California is increasing from 18 to 21 following Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign a package of bills into law on Wednesday. The same goes for the legal vaping age, as e-cigarettes will now be... (Continue reading)

California may fine jurors for Internet use

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A bill in the California Legislature proposes giving judges the power to fine jurors up to $1,500 for social media and Internet use violations. Currently, judges only have the authority to hold jurors in contempt of court if they violate... (Continue reading)

California lawmaker calls for supervised heroin use

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A California assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would allow drug addicts to legally use heroin, crack and other illegal substances. The bill calls for the creation of treatment facilities where patients would receive drug injections to treat their addictions.... (Continue reading)

How California legislators voted on minimum wage increase

Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian

A bill that will raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 passed the Legislature Thursday. Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign the bill into law on Monday. [LA Times] On Thursday, the Assembly voted 48-26 in favor... (Continue reading)

California to adopt $15 minimum wage

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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that California lawmakers have struck a deal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Yearly minimum wage hikes will begin in 2017. [CBS News] California currently has a $10 minimum... (Continue reading)

California keeping lawmakers’ emails secret

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California has stiff rules against viewing state legislators’ emails, the results of recent record requests show. Many other states also make it difficult to obtain lawmakers’ emails.  [OC Register] The Associated Press recently requested a week’s worth of calendar entries... (Continue reading)

Should California employees go to ‘anti-gay’ states?

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A California assemblyman has introduced a bill that would ban state-funded travel to states that permit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill targets a host of states that have adopted religious freedom laws. [Sac Bee] Evan Low, a Democrat... (Continue reading)

Monning calls for economic study on closing Diablo Canyon

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State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced a bill that would require officials to begin planning for the economic repercussions of closing the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon’s current licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. While PG&E is... (Continue reading)

$10 minimum wage set to begin in California

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The minimum wage in California will increase by $1 to $10 per hour on New Years. California and Massachusetts will become the first two states in the country to mandate a $10 minimum wage, according to the National Conference of... (Continue reading)



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