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What happened to parental rights and religious values?

It is clear that the vast majority want parental engagement in the schools, respect for the family and a careful relationship between teachers and students. The Rocklin Academy charter school recently introduced the subject of transgenderism to a classroom of 5-year-olds without any opportunity for parents.

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This is how Californians take back their privacy

Major corporations helped kill an internet privacy bill in the Legislature. But a proposed measure on the 2018 ballot would give the right to know what information companies are collecting and to tell companies not to sell that personal information.

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More logging on public lands means more wildfires

Interior Secretary Zinke is stressing a “more aggressive approach” for fire prevention, which translates to clear-cutting and essentially a pass for logging companies to move in. In California, the 2012 Giant Sequoia Management Plan, which supports proven fire prevention techniques, would be lost to private industry management.

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California can turn inmates into coders

Without meaningful rehabilitation and job training, crime or unemployment are seemingly the only options for ex-prisoners. But what if we set them up for success with real-life skills and work experience that lead to well-paying, stable jobs?

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Citizens must take back their government

The only way to secure free and fair elections is to amend the constitution to limit the influence of money in politics. Last year, California voters passed Proposition 59, calling on our members of Congress to support the 28th Amendment.

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California should go all in on clean energy

Right now the need for fossil-fuel-free energy and climate leadership couldn’t be higher. Any day, the state Assembly will consider Senate Bill 100, which would commit us to 100 percent clean energy by 2045. We will be the largest economy in the world to set this goal.

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Sacramento can’t miss science center opportunity

The need for improvement in science education is acute in the Sacramento region, where science test results are some of the lowest in the country. The Powerhouse Science Center can leverage public and private resources while saving taxpayers significant dollars – if we act quickly.

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The wrong path on internet privacy

The law needs to foster growth and innovation while protecting consumers’ privacy rights. Unfortunately, the proposed Broadband Internet Privacy Act before the Legislature accomplishes none of this.

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