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Leftist Lawmakers and Enviro-Extremists Created CA Water Crisis

On Friday, the California State Assembly outdid itself. You can always count on the leftist leaders of what is supposed to be the “people’s house” never lets a crisis go to waste. With the passage of AB 1739 (Dickinson-D), SB 1168 (Pavley-D), and SB 1319 (Pavley-D), 100 years of history was reversed. Show More Summary

Teen Death Sparks Debate Over BB Gun Fluorescent Marking Mandate

Air guns in California will soon be required to display multiple, specific, fluorescent markings under a new bill that now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. Controversy surrounds this bill as state legislators, businesses, organizations...Show More Summary

California Becomes The Second State Ever To Guarantee That Sick Workers Can Take A Paid Day Off

California is about to join Connecticut in being the only states to guarantee paid sick days. The post California Becomes The Second State Ever To Guarantee That Sick Workers Can Take A Paid Day Off appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Federal Judge Approves California Plan to Reduce Isolation of Mentally Ill Inmates

5 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The state, adhering to a court order, is proposing to stop keeping most mentally ill prisoners in their windowless cells for 23 hours a day.

California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

8 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S

By Aaron Mendelson SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America. Show More Summary

Oil train regulation passes in California

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Jennifer Chaussee SANFRANCISO (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Friday passed legislation requiring railroad companies to tell emergency officials when crude oil trains will chug through the state. The bill would require railroads...Show More Summary

This California bill will make electric cars way less pretentious

If passed, the Charge Ahead California Initiative would subsidize electric cars for low-income drivers throughout the state.

California Senate approves film tax credit bill

A bill that would more than triple funding for California's film and TV tax credit program was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.

California Senate approves film tax credit bill

A bill that would more than triple funding for California's film and TV tax credit program was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.

California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

Texas and California in crosshairs of ISIS and Al Qaeda?

Recent reporting indicates concerns for states along the Mexico border.

California State Legislature Advances “Yes Means Yes” Hookup Bill

California’s state senate advanced a bill to require universities that take financial aid from the state to adopt a policy that students must give “affirmative consent” before engaging in sex. The law would state that both parties need to engage in “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” before hooking up — in other words, people can’t [...]

‘Yes Means Yes’ Campus Sexual Assault Bill Passed In California

State law makers in California approved a legislation, on Thursday, that would require colleges and universities to adopt and comply with a standard of consent among students engaging in sexual antics and activity. The legislation, aptly titled ‘Yes Means Yes’, addresses on campus rape accusations and Sexual Assault. Officially called SB 967, the bill requires

Two Northern Counties Petition CA Legislature to Form State of 'Jefferson'

On Thursday, Modoc and Siskiyou counties in California, adjacent to Oregon, formally requested state officials to allow them to secede from the state and form a new state to be called Jefferson, according to the Sacramento Bee. The two...Show More Summary

Tom Steyer to Put $1 Million into State Races, Including Races Between Democrats

Tom Steyer, the former hedge fund honcho who is now a billionaire focusing his energies on environmental activism, acknowledged on Thursday that he will spend $1 million to support Democrats in California in 2014 who fight for environmental causes as well as voter registration. Show More Summary

California Assembly Passes Statewide Bag Ban!

California’s oceans, waves and beaches are about to become a little cleaner thanks to the efforts of the state legislature this week! SB 270, a bill to ban single-use plastic shopping bags and put a fee on paper bags, has been approved by the California Assembly.

Help With California’s Learned Intermediary Doctrine . . . From West Virginia

While we are often critical of federal courts that reach out to make new state law, today we commend a far-away judge for bringing California’s learned intermediary doctrine law back to its basics. The case is Sanchez v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. Show More Summary

Ban On 'Gay Panic' Defense Passes California Assembly, Heads To Governor Jerry Brown

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Under California state law, murder charges can be reduced to manslaughter if it is shown that the act took place suddenly or in the heat of the moment. These events could be deemed "panic" killings, but as of now it...

California Passes the First College Affirmative Sexual Consent Bill

On Thursday, the California State Assembly passed the nation's first "Yes Means Yes" bill, which was passed by the State Senate in May and is now waiting to be signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Read more...

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