A bizarre case involves phony police badges, uniforms and cars. The rogue police department claims this is ‘more then a job. It is an obligation.’ State Attorney General Kamala Harris said she has been concerned about the impersonation allegations against her community liaison since they came to light.
The annual frog jump is a Capitol tradition. Lawmakers and staffers compete to “jockey” their entrants to the longest hop. Assemblyman Jim Cooper was looking for a little extra luck in Wednesday’s contest.
Critics of water diversion plan need to study the plan before passing judgment, Brown said. The governor puts state time devoted to project at one million hours. Brown opponents said “has his fingers in his ears and will not listen” to criticism.
A new UC-Berkeley study says the ranks of low-wage workers are growing. It fuels a Capitol debate over how poverty could be addressed. Democrats want to raise the minimum wage and enacted an earned income tax credit.
Matina Kolokotronis won appointment to the California Citizens Compensation Commission. The panel has given the governor and lawmakers raises as the economy has recovered. Kolokotronis serves as president of business operations for the Sacramento Kings.
Traffic froze for about 10 minutes as lunching office workers shot video. Protestors want approval of Senate Bill 4, which would provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants. Police, some on horseback, moved out the protestors.
A report highlights the similarities between Ami Bera’s column and business talking points. Republicans are saying he plagiarized. Bera stands by the sentiment of his op-ed, but acknowledges the final draft included the remarks.
A state version of the federal earned-income tax credit would target working people living below the poverty level. An estimated 2 million people could be covered by a state credit. Some families could get as much as $1,500 from the credit under one scenario.
California is taking drastic steps to deal with the ongoing drought. The most controversial is a mandatory 25-percent reduction in water use statewide. The state water board will consider the new regulations today.
The annual frog jump is a Capitol tradition. Lawmakers and staffers compete to “jockey” their entrants to the longest hop. Assemblyman Jim Cooper was looking for a little extra luck at Wednesday’s contest.
Traffic at 10th and L streets near the Capitol froze for about 10 minutes around noon Wednesday when demonstrators blocked cars About two dozen sign-carrying young adults sat in the middle of the intersection and refused to move off crosswalks in a show of support for legislation, Senate SB 4, that would extend government health insurance to undocumented California residents. Jon Ortiz/The Sacramento Bee
California newspapers are suing for the calendars of two indicted former senators. If they succeed, it would unlock a window in the Legislature’s tight public record protections. Lawmakers are worried it would make their deliberative process more difficult.