Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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Will a billionaire Republican run for California governor?

Peter Thiel

After a billionaire Republican completed an improbable run to the White House, another billionaire Republican is considering a possible bid for governor of Democrat-controlled California. [Politico] Peter Thiel, a libertarian-leaning gay Republican, is a co-founder of PayPal and was an... (Continue reading)

California to work with foreign countries on climate change policy

Gov. Jerry Brown

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 change policies. [New York Times]... (Continue reading)

California’s new laws for 2017

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The New Year is right around the corner and with it comes new laws about hands-free cell phones, minimum wage, drinking alcohol at beauty shops and many other issues. Here are some of the laws that will likely impact California... (Continue reading)

California synagogue smeared with feces at start of Hanukkah

hanukkah menorah

A Santa Monica rabbi arrived at his synagogue early on Sunday, the first morning of Hanukkah, and found the front window smeared with feces and rice. The vandalism was on display in close proximity to the synagogue’s menorah. [LA Times]... (Continue reading)

CalPERS lowers investment forecasts, liabilities to increase

CalPERS

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) has decided to lower its discount rate from 7.5 percent to 7.0 percent, which will cause pension costs to rise for state and local government agencies. CalPERS’s discount rate is... (Continue reading)

California birth rate hits record low

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California’s birth rate has fallen to a record low, dropping below the lowest level during the Great Depression. [Sac Bee] The state’s current rate is 12.42 live births per 1,000 people, according to a report released Monday by the California... (Continue reading)

Passing laws to break laws

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE In its paroxysm of over-the-top liberalism, the new Democratic supermajority in California’s state legislature is introducing a package of bills to protect sanctuary cities and illegal immigrants. The legislature is poised to pass laws to create... (Continue reading)

Death row inmate who killed Atascadero couple dies

Dennis Webb

A longtime death row inmate who was convicted of a 1988 brutal double murder in Atascadero died in a hospital near San Quentin State Prison Tuesday evening. San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said Dennis Duane Webb’s death... (Continue reading)

California Democrats try to thwart Trump’s immigration policies

California Democratic Party

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 passed, would take effect immediately.... (Continue reading)

California Democrat Party considering financial disclosure rules

California Democratic Party

In response to a controversy involving one of its leaders, the California Democratic Party is considering a new rule that would require its officials to disclose any compensation they receive in exchange for advocating for a statewide ballot measure or... (Continue reading)



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