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.
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.
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.
President-elect Donald Trump vowed Tuesday night to strengthen the U.S. military but limit its use, suggesting a pullback from areas like the Middle East where the country has spent decades trying to broker a peace between warring interests.
California voters on Nov. 8, 2016 overwhelmingly passed Proposition 54, which mandates 72 hours’ notice before any bill faces a final vote in the Legislature. Will legislators faithfully follow the new law to bring more transparency to their operations or seek loopholes to avoid it?
SEIU Local 100 told members on Monday, Dec. 15, 2016, that under a tentative agreement with the state of California, employees will receive 4 percent raises on July 1, 2017, and on July 1, 2018. They’ll get a 3.5 percent wage hike on July 1, 2019. The deal includes a $2,500 signing bonus for state workers.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission will vote next week on hefty fines against two California politicians, former Mayor of Menifee Scott Mann and Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson, for using campaign funds to cover personal expenses.
Gov. Jerry Brown said he will continue to press his signature issue of addressing climate change at a press conference on Dec. 5, 2016, contending it will be difficult for the U.S. to “go rogue” on the topic with Donald Trump as president, particularly with China and European leaders bolstering their responses.
Hector AmezcuaThe Sacramento Bee
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