Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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California cracks down on ‘dark money’

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has adopted a regulation that will restrict “dark money” from flowing into state elections from elsewhere in the country. [Mother Jones] Dark money is a term that references donations to political campaigns in... (Continue reading)

Marijuana and assisted suicide bills go to California governor

A series of medical marijuana regulations passed both houses of the California Legislature just prior to a midnight deadline, and a bill that would legalize assisted suicide also moved on to the governor’s desk Friday. Friday marked the final day... (Continue reading)

What bills are under consideration in California?

California lawmakers have just four days left in this year’s regular session, and more than 300 bills are awaiting action. [LA Times] Bills under consideration include proposals to fight climate change, legalize assisted suicide and increase tobacco and medical marijuana... (Continue reading)

Don’t sacrifice county farmers in water crisis

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County’s billion-dollar agricultural industry – which encompasses everything from strawberries to beef cattle – vies for first place with tourism as the top economic engine of our county. More importantly, it provides our... (Continue reading)

California bill calls for restrictions on releasing illegal immigrants

As a response to the killing of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill restricting transfers of illegal immigrants from federal to local custody. [LA Times] SB 57, authored by senators Bob Huff and Shannon Runner,... (Continue reading)

Manson follower again eligible for parole from CMC

Prison officials have again found Manson family member Bruce Davis eligible for parole from the California Men’s Colony. Davis, 72, has been serving life sentences for two 1969 murders, as well as conspiracy to commit murder. He was not directly... (Continue reading)

California Legislature hurrying to pass marijuana regulations

California lawmakers are trying pass a wide variety of medical marijuana regulations before voters may decide whether the state legalizes recreational pot. [Mercury News] Marijuana advocates are currently drafting multiple legalization initiatives that could appear on the California ballot. In... (Continue reading)

Does California have a hotel bubble?

Hotel buyers are spending in record fashion in California this year. [OC Register] Buyers spent $4.4 billion on 174 California hotels in the first half of 2015, according to Atlas Hospitality Group of Irvine. That surpassed the annual total spent... (Continue reading)

California murderer granted state-funded sex change

A convicted murderer serving a life sentence in the California prison system will receive a taxpayer-funded sex change, a legal settlement indicates. [LA Times] California has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit by granting Shiloh Quine, formerly Rodney Quine, a... (Continue reading)

Covered California rates going up

Health premiums for Californians using Obamacare will rise by an average of 4 percent in 2016. [LA Times] Premiums offered in Covered California, the state exchange, also increased by an average of 4 percent this year. Supporters of the system,... (Continue reading)



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