Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter’s Friday evening speech at Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto, California, drew hundreds of GOP faithful as well as dozens of demonstrators but there was no violence and no arrests.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is asking health insurers to project two different sets of rates for 2018. One would be based on the Affordable Care Act remaining in effect; the other on what may happen if the Trump administration refuses to enforce the health law.
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon visited The Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Bureau on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He discussed the prospects of single-payer health care in California, extending the state’s cap-and-trade program, the Legislature hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the accomplishments of President Donald Trump.
California Board of Equalization member Fiona Ma wrote to Sen. Richard Roth with a set of recommendations to reform the troubled tax agency. Roth is one of the lawmakers leading inquiries into tax board’s reported misuse of public resources.
President Donald Trump pledged to repay gun owners for helping to propel him to his stunning victory when he became the first president in more than three decades to address the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting Friday.
In 100 days in the White House, President Donald Trump has seen his share of ups and downs on a host of domestic and foreign policy issues, from illegal immigration to Syria, taxes to China and everything in between. Whether you’re one of Trump’s supporters or part of the so-called resistance, everyone can agree on this: The brash, Twitter-friendly reality-TV star turned commander in chief has managed to get everyone wondering what he will do next.
In response to President Donald Trump’s latest executive order aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling in federal waters and opening up other areas to new oil and gas exploration, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, is proposing new legislation to block Trump’s efforts. Once amended next week, Senate Bill 188 will prohibit the State Lands Commission from approving any new leases in state waters for the building of new pipelines or other infrastructure needed for new or expanded oil and gas development, such as piers and wharves.
In his official reply to the notice of intent to seek his recall, freshman Sen. Josh Newman says he should be allowed to remain in office in part to avoid a costly off-cycle election. Newman voted for SB 1, which will raise billions of dollars for road repairs from fuel taxes and vehicle fees.
State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit Wednesday, April 27, 2017, against the Department of the Interior, which is responsible for management and conservation on federal lands. It alleges the department and a division within it, the Office of Natural Resources, illegally postponed a rule that requires energy companies to pay states royalties on oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and Native American lands.
California State Prison, Sacramento, is facing troubling recruiting challenges for doctors that are hindering its ability to serve 2,400 inmates, according to a new audit. A new labor contract from the Union of American Physicians and Dentists may help by offering a 24 percent pay hike to prison doctors.
President Trump on Friday signed an order that could ease oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and remove restrictions on oil exploration in marine sanctuaries, including some off the California coast.
California politicians hope the fifth time will be the charm on moving California’s presidential primary earlier in the year and making the state more relevant to choosing presidential nominees. However, past efforts have failed and there’s no reason to believe this one will be any more successful.
The Pentagon needs to consider adding new ballistic missile interceptors and a defensive radar on Hawaii to protect it from the growing threat posed by North Korea, the top U.S. military officer in the Pacific told Congress on Wednesday.