Articles Tagged With ‘California legislature’




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California bill would limit cash cops can pay jailhouse snitches

Following revelations that a pair of Mexican Mafia members made hundreds of thousands of dollars working as jailhouse snitches, a California bill that would restrict payments to informants is making its way through the state... (Continue reading)

Bill calls for eliminating state income tax for California teachers

In response to a statewide teacher shortage, a pair of California senators have introduced a bill that would exempt educators from paying state income tax after five years on the job. [Sac Bee] California is... (Continue reading)

California Democrats call for boosting financial aid to students

Democratic California lawmakers unveiled a plan Monday that would create the nation’s most generous college aid system, covering living expenses as well as tuition. [LA Times] The new program would cost an estimated $1.6 billion... (Continue reading)

California can’t censor lawmaker’s addresses, judge rules

The state of California did not have the right to censor a gun owners’ rights advocate who published the home addresses of state lawmakers who voted for firearms restrictions, a federal judge ruled. [KRON4] On... (Continue reading)

Does California want single-payer healthcare?

With Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump planning to repeal some, if not all, of Obamacare, California’s Democrat-controlled state government is considering the idea of instituting a state-run single-payer system that would operate like Medicare.... (Continue reading)

Cunningham introduces bill on studying Diablo Canyon desal

Central Coast Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham introduced a bill this week calling for the state of California to conduct a study on the viability of using the Diablo Canyon desalination plant as a future source of... (Continue reading)

California bill proposes 4 a.m. last call

A bill introduced in the California Legislature would make it possible for some bars and restaurants to extend last call for alcohol from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. [SF Chronicle] State Sen. Scott Wiener’s (D-San... (Continue reading)

California suffers ‘first casualty of the Trump presidency’

California is tabling its plan to allow illegal immigrants to buy health insurance from the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Though congressional Republicans have launched an effort to repeal... (Continue reading)

California to work with foreign countries on climate change policy

California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders in the state Legislature are vowing to go around the incoming Trump administration and work directly with other nations and states in order to defend and strengthen California’s climate... (Continue reading)

California Democrats try to thwart Trump’s immigration policies

California Democrats are introducing a host of bills aimed at stopping President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policies, real or perceived, from taking effect in the state. One package of bills consists of urgent measures that, if... (Continue reading)



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