Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, announced in December their plan to overhaul the bail system in California. An updated plan envisions a system of risk assessment tools and pretrial services based on a model Washington, D.C., has used for more than two decades.
When a Republican overhaul of the Affordable Care Act stalled last week, it was a multibillion-dollar reprieve for California’s budget. However, the state still faces steeply climbing costs for providing medical coverage to more than a third of the state’s population through its Medi-Cal program for the poor.
While California voters overwhelmingly oppose Donald Trump, believing his policies will have negative effects on the state in a variety of policy areas, a slim majority still want their political leaders to work with the Republican president, according to a new poll released March 27, 2017.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and other community leaders slammed Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones for hosting a forum this week with acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan.
Tim Draper, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who carried an unsuccessful initiative to split the state in six, said Tuesday, March 28, 2017, that he’s busy plotting new proposals to “make California a great government again.”
Potential White House entanglement in a congressional investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is bringing new cries of alarm from Democrats as political allegations continue to tarnish the probe.
At her annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye cautioned that “the rule of law is being challenged.” After sending a letter earlier this month to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement telling them to stop immigration raids at California courthouses, her remarks appeared to be a reference to President Donald Trump.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on March 13, 2017, joined as a plaintiff in the lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning travel from six predominantly Muslim countries – Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Syria. He said he’s ready for a legal fight over Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
Amid rising rates of teens vaping with e-cigarettes and an explosion of fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco products, health officials and high school teen groups are trying to crush the temptation to try nicotine.
Former Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, is leaving his job with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America to join the Western States Petroleum Association, according to an announcement on Monday, March 27, 2017.
California legislation would open college-savings accounts for every child born in the state. Amendments on Thursday, March 23, 2017, flesh out a universal statewide college savings account program. Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Los Angeles, is the author.
So far, Obama is keeping things low-key, despite clamoring from Democrats for him to do more. But the unprecedented nature of this particular post-presidency means his respite could be brief. Not only are the Obamas still young and unusually popular for a post-White House couple, their decision to stay in Washington while their younger daughter finishes high school has combined with the compulsion of the new Trump administration to keep pulling them back into the spotlight.
General fund spending by school districts on teacher salaries rose by 16 percent, or $3 billion, from the 2010-11 school year to 2015-16. During the same period, administrator pay grew by 27 percent, or $700 million.
Maj. Joseph Lovelace believes he was punished by the California National Guard for talking to The Sacramento Bee for stories published in 2011. The reports detailed wasteful spending, illegal retention bonuses and deteriorated conditions at Camp Roberts, an Army post near Paso Robles.
In an interview airing Sunday, March 26, 2017, on NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd,” Gov. Jerry Brown said he won’t allow President Donald Trump to deport millions of people and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In the Salinas Valley, where John Steinbeck penned “East of Eden,” aging greenhouses that long produced world-renowned cut flowers are being converted to grow cannabis. Monterey County officials predict a windfall of tax revenues as marijuana moves into the fabled agricultural region.
An immigration judge says a Mexican man arrested despite participating in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending deportation proceedings.
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye urged federal authorities not to pursue undocumented immigrants at state courthouses during her State of the Judiciary speech on Monday. Video courtesy of The California Channel.
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