Josh Newman, a Democrat from Fullerton, recently won the traditionally Republican 29th Senate District, giving Democrats a two-thirds supermajority in the state Legislature. He became known for quirky campaign tactics, like a blimp flying over the district.
The Trump administration will have an easier time building Western dams, predatory fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will be targeted and the New Melones Reservoir might store more for farmers, under the sweeping California water bill that’s the object of intense maneuvering in the final hours of the 114th Congress
Feminist Research Institute board members have nominated Linda P.B. Katehi, former UC Davis chancellor, to be its director. The board has no plan to pay Katehi a stipend, but could lighten her class load, UC Davis officials say.
When Donald Trump becomes president, Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. It could either drive 3.8 million poor Californians off the Medi-Cal rolls or force the state to cough up more than $15 billion a year to replace federal funds. It would harm Republican-represented counties the hardest.
John F. Kelly, a blunt-spoken border security hawk who clashed with the Obama administration over women in combat and plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, would inherit a massive and often troubled department responsible for overseeing perhaps the most controversial part of Trump's agenda: his proposed crackdown on illegal immigration. DHS is the third-largest Cabinet department, with more than 240,000 employees who do everything from fight terrorism to protect the president and enforce immigration laws.
California Republican lawmakers objected Monday to Democrats taking up resolutions on the first day of the new session. They said it violated the spirit of Proposition 54, a new transparency law passed in November by voters.
California exports bounced back in October, but analysts expressed concerns about statements by President-elect Donald Trump. Golden State businesses shipped merchandise valued at $15.21 billion in October, up nearly 4 percent from October 2015.
Traffic safety official announce safety awareness campaign: “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze,” warning motorists to avoid getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs or – particularly so – a combination.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, predicted in a conversation with former Vice President Al Gore that Republican President-elect Donald Trump would face major international push back if he tried to act on his skepticism of climate change.
Urban Californians used about 1.8 percent more water in October compared with a year earlier, state officials said Tuesday. It marked the fourth straight month in which conservation has slipped following the state’s decision to relax drought mandates.