The State Worker Newsletter

‘Three Californias’ is off for now; John Cox sticks to his message; a rare tuition decrease

How a new ballot measure would split California three ways

Venture capitalist Tim Draper’s new plan to break up California is on the November 2018 ballot. This time he wants to split the Golden State into three states. Here's what that would look like.
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Venture capitalist Tim Draper’s new plan to break up California is on the November 2018 ballot. This time he wants to split the Golden State into three states. Here's what that would look like.

In case you missed it:

The California Supreme Court ruled that the initiative to divide California into thirds should be removed from the ballot.

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox isn’t talking about several public policy issues. Instead, he’s choosing to focus his campaign around the gas tax proposition.

The University of California Board of Regents is meeting over the next two days to discuss a wide range of subjects, including the experience of nonresident undergraduates.

The University of California governing board will vote Thursday on a 2018-19 budget plan that proposes a tuition decrease of $60 — the first time in nearly two decades that fees would drop from one year to the next.

A bill is being considered that would allow local governments in Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Long Beach and Palm Springs to draft and approve their own rules to extend alcohol service no later than 4 a.m.

Starting in 2019, you won’t have to put a stamp on your mail ballot.

From the opinion pages:

Laboni Hqq, litigation director for the civil rights organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice, says California has resisted Trump’s attempts to target Muslims, and Los Angeles should follow suit.

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