AB 2018, the Safe Youth Football Act, is scheduled to be heard May 1, 2018, in a California Assembly committee. The measure, to ban youth football for children under 12, is aimed at preventing CTE and head trauma, but it faces parent protests.
The death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento has underscored the racism in policing and the city’s neglect of Meadowview, Del Paso Heights and other black communities. One solution? Invest the city’s cannabis taxes in African Americans neighborhoods.
Fire departments’ improved ability to monitor weather, soil and vegetation conditions allows us to deploy first responders to at-risk areas before disaster strikes. All that is needed is more funding from state government.
The beverage industry is trying to get on the November ballot a measure that would require a two-thirds supermajority for any new tax, tax increase or tax extension. It could be devastating for cities and counties.
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. The world is watching to see whether the justices will uphold American ideals of religious freedom.
Incumbent Attorney General Xavier Becerra and outgoing Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones are the best candidates in the June 5, 2018, primary to battle President Donald Trump for California. Republicans Eric Early and retired Judge Steven Bailey would side with Trump.
Assembly Bill 3087 would institute new price controls and oversight to provide a fair, but not inflated, rate to doctors, hospitals and health plans – and to stop health care price-gouging. The bill is to be heard Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by the Assembly Health Committee.
U.S. immigration authorities at the Mexican border detained more than 28,000 unaccompanied minors in 2017. Pediatricians say they are traumatized and have no lawyers. The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act, cosponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harries, would help.
The sponsors of AB 3087 – which is to be heard by the Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – falsely believe that this bill would lower health care costs by imposing a mandatory rate-setting system on doctors, hospitals, dentists and insurers.
Congress’ decision after President Bill Clinton’s impeachment to let the Ethics in Government Act expire now means that Donald Trump can have special counsel Robert Mueller fired, even though there is no reason. Mueller has indicted 19 people.
A Superior Court judge in California has ruled that coffee companies must post a cancer warning, the result of a carcinogen produced in the roasting process. But that’s the only consequence of Proposition 65, the state’s right-to-know toxics law.
The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee rejected Sen. Scott Wiener's Senate Bill 827, which would've forced the construction of housing near transit stops. The California Legislature must find a compromise before angry voters make threat of rent control real.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and University of California, Davis President Gary May plan to build Aggie Square, a research district on 25 acres between Oak Park and Tahoe Park. Housing must be part of the plan or residents will get displaced.
Sinclair Broadcasting, which makes affiliates air conservative propaganda, owns 200 TV stations, including many in the Central Valley and Northern California. And Fox News’ Sean Hannity tells President Donald Trump what to tweet.