Articles Tagged With ‘California legislature’




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California venture capitalists face rising liability for sexual harassment

Following a wave of summer sexual harassment scandals involving venture capitalists, the state of California is considering adopting a law that would hold investors liable for harassing female entrepreneurs. The proposed bill could create a wave of lawsuits against venture... (Continue reading)

California Republican Assembly leader ousted after cap-and-trade vote

More than a month after Assemblyman Chad Mayes broke rank and voted for a cap-and-trade bill, the Assembly Republican Caucus ousted him as its leader. [Mercury News] The Assembly Republicans held a closed-door meeting Thursday in which they unanimously decided... (Continue reading)

California Republicans battle one another over cap-and-trade

After months of quarreling between establishment and progressive Democrats, the California Republican Party now has an internal struggle over the recent extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program. [LA Times] On July 17, eight Republican legislators, including Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San... (Continue reading)

Anger erupts after California speaker dumps single-payer bill

California progressives are furious with Democratic Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, who last week halted the the single-payer health care bill that had passed the state Senate. Rendon and his critics are now trading blows as progressives lobby for the speaker... (Continue reading)

California voters oppose gas tax hike

California voters are overwhelming opposed to the gas tax hike that is set to take effect later this year, according a poll released by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS). The results of the poll indicate 58 percent... (Continue reading)

Is it too expensive to sleep by the beach in California?

Too many California residents are priced out of beach getaways, according to a bill making its way through the state Legislature. AB 250, which was introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), calls for the State Coastal Conservancy to... (Continue reading)

Single-payer could cost California more than twice the state budget

A plan to create a single-payer healthcare system that is currently under consideration in the California Legislature would cost $400 billion annually to implement, according to a legislative analysis released by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. By comparison, California’s... (Continue reading)

California may give refugees state jobs and in-state tuition

Faced with an influx of refugees in the Sacramento area, California lawmakers are pushing a legislative package that would help new arrivals with integrating in the education system and workforce. [Sac Bee] Assembly members Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Lorena Gonazlez Fletcher... (Continue reading)

California drops communist worker bill, lawmaker issues apology

A California lawmaker has rescinded his bill that would have made it easier for members of the Communist Party and their sympathizers to work for government agencies in California. Though the bill was advancing through the Democrat-controlled state Legislature, it... (Continue reading)

California may allow registered communists to work in government

The California Legislature is considering eliminating a provision of state law that allows government agencies to fire public employees for being members of the Communist Party or advocating on its behalf. A bill proposing the change passed the Assembly on... (Continue reading)



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