Articles Tagged With ‘California’




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California Democrats deadlock on top races, snub Feinstein

The California Democratic Party concluded its state convention over the weekend without endorsing longtime U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, nor a single candidate in the top four races on the ticket. According to party rules, a candidate must receive 60 percent... (Continue reading)

California fielding hundreds of illegal marijuana business complaints

The state of California has received 304 complaints in recent weeks about alleged violations of marijuana regulations, many of which have come from newly licensed pot businesses who say illicit cannabis operations are cutting into their market share. [LA Times]... (Continue reading)

California seeking to fine employers for complying with ICE

In the aftermath of the passage of legislation aimed at limiting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in California, the state has released rules employers must follow or risk fines of up to $10,000 per offense. The Immigrant Worker Protection Act... (Continue reading)

SLO County coalition rallies against state gas tax

A coalition of conservative-leaning San Luis Obispo County groups rallied in downtown SLO on Monday against the state of California’s new gas tax law. The rally held outside the county courthouse launched a local effort within a statewide signature drive... (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)

Marijuana company purchases California town

A marijuana technology company has purchased an entire California town with the plan to transform it into a tourist destination for cannabis consumers. [CNN] On Thursday, Arizona-based American Green bought the Mojave Desert town of Nipton for a reported price... (Continue reading)

California progressives may take battle over Democratic chair to court

The California Democratic Party has certified the results of its state chairmanship election in which the establishment candidate narrowly edged the leader of the statewide progressive movement. Progressive leaders are still not content, though, and are threatening to take the... (Continue reading)

California growers trying to replace diminishing farm workers with robots

Faced with a shrinking population of immigrant farm workers, California growers are racing to adopt technological innovations that will mechanically pick crops. [LA Times] Over much of the past decade, Mexican immigrants have been returning to Mexico at a faster... (Continue reading)

California and feds clash over firefighting bill

The state of California is threatening to stop sending firefighters to fires in national forests if the federal government does not reimburse local agencies for the costs of battling blazes. [Mercury News] California Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said in... (Continue reading)

Judge temporarily stops California from confiscating high-capacity magazines

Thousands of Californians who own large-capacity magazines were due to turn them in on Saturday in accordance with a new state law. However, shortly before the deadline, a federal judge issued an injunction temporarily putting a halt to the California... (Continue reading)



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