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Law Mandating Condom Use On Porn Sets Struck Down in California

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The California Senate Committee On Appropriations has voted to dismiss AB 1576, legislation that would have modified California’s Labor Code to include protections for individuals working in the adult film industry. Specifically, AB 1576 would have required adult film actors...

California's $400 Million Film Tax Incentive Clears Appropriations Committee

That would be quadruple the current amount allocated annually as the legislation is approved today by the Senate Appropriations Committee, sending it on to the full Senate read more

State Senate Appropriations Committee approves expanded film tax credit

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

In a dramatic play to keep Hollywood close to home, California lawmakers are poised to quadruple the amount of money available to subsidize location film and TV production and scrap a controversial lottery system that was used to divvy up state incentive money.

LA Mayor Making 11th Hour Pitch To State Pols For Film & TV Tax Credits Expansion

One day before the state Senate's Appropriations committee holds pivotal hearings on legislation to likely triple California's $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is heading up to Sacramento to throw some political capital around in the last stretch. Show More Summary

Prominent HIV/AIDS Organizations Oppose California's A.B. 1576

On Monday, Aug. 4, the California Senate Committee on Appropriations heard final testimonies from proponents and opponents of A.B. 1576. They will go into a vote on the bill by Aug. 15. The bill intends to add section 6401.9 to the California...Show More Summary

Experts Issue Comprehensive Guidance on the Use of Neurostimulation in Chronic Pain

The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee consists of 60 neurostimulation experts convened by the International Neuromodulation Society to respond to the need to better define use of these advanced medical devices.

Paid Sick Leave an Ethical, Factual and Political No-Brainer

Some political debates have two equally valid sides. More often than not, however, the evidence is significantly more one-sided than journalists and pundits suggest. AB 1522, a bill that the California Senate's Committee on Appropriations...Show More Summary

2nd Amendment Advocates: New CA Law Would Open Door to Broad Firearm Confiscation

On August 4, Breitbart News reported that AB 1014--the legislation containing "Gun Violence Restraining Orders"--stalled in the California Senate Appropriations Committee. While gun control proponents are suggesting they will amend the...Show More Summary

'Gun Violence Restraining Order' Legislation Stalls in CA Senate Committee

On August 4, the bill creating "Gun Violence Restraining Orders" for California stalled in the state's Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill--AB 1014--was suspended because of its estimated cost of implementation. According to CAL...Show More Summary

California Senate Committee Considers 'Gun Violence Restraining Order' Bill

On Monday, legislation creating "Gun Violence Restraining Orders" for California will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The measure--AB 1014--is sponsored by Assembly members Nancy Skinner (D-15) and Das Williams (D-37). Show More Summary

Farm Bill Issues; Appropriations; and, the Ag Economy- Thursday

Farm Bill Implementation- House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas Ron Hays, of The Oklahoma Farm Report and Radio Oklahoma Network, spoke yesterday with House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) about Farm Bill implementation issues. An audio replay and summary of the Chairman’s remarks from yesterday can be found here, while an unofficial FarmPolicy.com […]

Harry Reid: The Border Is Secure

Tuesday during a press briefing, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) declared "the border is secure." Last week Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee predicting as many as 90,000 unaccompanied minors could be apprehended before the end of this fiscal year on Sept 30. Show More Summary

House GOP's IRS Budget Cuts: A Field Day for Tax Cheats

The IRS has absorbed big cuts in recent years that have weakened enforcement and damaged taxpayer service. The House Appropriations Committee passed a 2015 IRS budget that would cut the IRS even deeper. But that wasn't good enough for...Show More Summary

PSRC Recommends Local Projects

The Puget Sound Regional Council’s most interesting job is to allocate Federal Money to local projects (Andrew explained the PSRC five years ago). On Thursday a PSRC committee recommended approval $690m of appropriations (see more on the process here), money from both the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration. The list is long, and there are tons […]

Obama's $3.7 billion border request too big, House will not approve: Appropriations Chairman Rogers

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too big and the House won’t approve it, the chairman of the House committee that controls spending said Friday.

Appropriations Chairman: Obama Border Bill Too Expensive

Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) told reporters on Friday that President Obama’s “emergency” supplemental spending request for the border was too expensive for the House of Representatives to support. “That’s too much,” Rogers said according to Bloomberg News. Show More Summary

DOJ: Nearly Half of Illegal Immigrant Juveniles Don't Show Up to Hearings

Nearly half of illegal immigrant juveniles do not show up for the hearings, according to a top Justice Department official. At a Thursday Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the $3.7 billion in supplemental funding that the Obama...Show More Summary

HHS Sec: Beds for Illegals Can Cost Feds Up to $1K

At a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday, President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell said that beds for illegal immigrant children can cost the federal government up to $1,000 per bed. Show More Summary

Eight Questions about Two Appropriations Bills

Both House and Senate Appropriations Committees approved bills to fund the State Department and foreign assistance in FY15 last week. Thanks to the bipartisan budget deal reached back in December, the committees agreed to similar topline spending levels. Show More Summary

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