Articles Tagged With ‘Sacramento Politics’

Arnold says Gibson misleading lawmakers

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Amendments to legislation aiding formation of a water district to manage the Paso Robles aquifer are just fine, according to county supervisors’ chairman Bruce Gibson, asserting he speaks for the entire board. Not so, said Fifth District... (Continue reading)

Water district bill escapes Assembly

A bill to create a water district managing the Paso Robles water basin easily passed the state Assembly today on a 41-8 vote, and now goes to committees of the Upper House for consideration. Sponsored by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San... (Continue reading)

Will California ease professional licensing rules for Illegal immigrants?

A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to forgo some professional licensing requirements passed the state Senate on Thursday. Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced SB 1159 to ease the licensing process for psychologists, pharmacists, real estate agents, security guards... (Continue reading)

Water district bill gets Assembly panel nod

A bill to create a water management district for the Paso Robles water basin barely navigated its initial legislative test in Sacramento Wednesday afternoon, slipping through the Assembly Local Government Committee on a 6-1 vote. Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis... (Continue reading)

Legislation proposes state regulated medical marijuana

A California state senator recently introduced legislation to have state regulated medical marijuana. If passed, the state would have oversight of pot farmers, doctors who prescribe medical marijuana cards and the stores that sell it. Since 1996 when the people... (Continue reading)

Democrats lose supermajority

After a little more than a year of a Democrat supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature, the legal troubles of two Democrats has cost the party its state Senate majority. [MercuryNews] State Sen. Ronald Calderon’s decision Sunday to... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach again pursuing charter

The Grover Beach City Council may ask voters to reconsider adopting a charter. [Tribune] In 2012, a ballot measure that would have transformed Grover Beach into a charter city failed by a difference of four votes. But, on Monday, the... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers to receive pay hike

California lawmakers are in line to receive a 5.3 percent raise on Monday. However, a dozen are refusing the pay hike in light of the down economy and the high number of unemployed Californians. [LATimes] A citizens’ panel approved the... (Continue reading)

California toying with toy gun ban

California lawmakers are planning to introduce a bill calling for a ban on certain replica guns. [SacramentoBee] In October, Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who was carrying a replica AK-47 in a Santa Rosa field.... (Continue reading)

Gun group sets sights on ‘restrictive’ bills

California’s most expansive gun-owners’ website,, has launched a campaign to encourage Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a bundle of legislation viewed as “the most restrictive collection of anti-gun laws in decades.” Setting cross-hairs on 11 specific bills, sponsors... (Continue reading)