Articles Tagged With ‘Sacramento Politics’

Capitol lobbyists are big spenders

If you have ever wondered how much money is spent annually by capitol lobbyists to influence politicians and help write a constant flow of proposed legislation, this new database will provide some answers. (Sacramento Bee) The newspaper reports that $564... (Continue reading)

Bill aims to give Coastal Commission teeth

A bill providing the Coastal Commission with authority to issue fines for the first time in its 37-year history is moving through the state legislature. The 1976 law that set up the commission permits the agency only tocollect money from... (Continue reading)

Gov. Brown signs business incentive bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Thursday revamping an economic program in an effort to encourage manufacturing and job growth in California. [MercuryNews] Brown initially objected to continuing the business incentives calling the program outdated and inefficient but later compromise... (Continue reading)

Bill worsens excessive probate fee, says lawyer

Exorbitant fees and charges levied by California court-appointed conservators and trustees — routinely sanctioned by judges — remains uncorrected despite pending legislation designed to change existing law, according to an attorney whose client initially prompted lawmakers’ attention. (San Jose Mercury... (Continue reading)

State lead bullet ban proposed

A state Senate panel will consider a proposal today to completely ban the use of lead ammunition in California. If the measure by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) makes it into law, all lead would be banned in bullets, shell shot... (Continue reading)

Brown pushing to make California Public Records Act compliance optional

California Governor Jerry Brown is proposing changes to the California Public Records Act that would allow local governments to opt out of compliance with certain aspects of the law. [LA Times] If approved, the proposal would allow local agencies and... (Continue reading)

Adult day care funding scuttled

A plan to reinstate state budget funding for adult day care centers has been abandoned after the bill’s author refused to accept suggested amendments. (Sacramento Bee) Mariko Yamada, a Democrat from Yolo County, declined to remove wording in the proposal... (Continue reading)

Big employers exploiting Medi-Cal?

Supporters of a legislative plan called “the Walmart bill” demonstrated at the state capitol Wednesday, hoping to punish big employers for paying wages so low that workers are forced onto Medi-Cal rolls. (SacBee) Heavily backed by labor unions, the bill,... (Continue reading)

State bag ban thwarted

A ban on plastic grocery bags like that now in place in this county failed to move forward in the California Senate Thursday and is buried for the current session. (Sacramento Bee) Similar to local prohibitions, the state bill, authored... (Continue reading)

Maldonado takes aim at state prison changes

Telling reporters in Sacramento that his motivations are not political, Abel Maldonado announced Monday he will be leading the charge on a proposed ballot initiative to repeal Gov. Brown’s prison realignment. [Sacramento Bee] The former lieutenant governor and San Luis... (Continue reading)