California Legislation News

  • State Auditor: California Doing A Poor Job On Homelessness

    CBS San Francisco Bay Area
    The California state auditor’s report released Thursday says the state has about 134,000 homeless people, about 24 percent of the nation’s total homeless population. The auditor says a 2016 law that created the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council was a good start in addressing the need for …
  • Trump Thanks San Diego County for Joining Anti-Sanctuary Lawsuit

    The Epoch Times
    President Donald Trump thanks San Diego County on Thursday for joining his administration’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws. … Donald Trump speaks during a joint presser with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on April 18, 2018.
  • CalifBill Redefines Insurer Labor Rate Survey Regulations

    April 19, 2018—The California Assembly Insurance Committee passed a labor rate survey bill that would require a specific template and cut direct repair … The new bill throws out the previous bill’s provisions that could have insurers using large areas to define a market and reuse of old labor rates or …
  • National Guard will monitor only ‘transitional crime’ near Mexico border in California

    New York Post
    California late Wednesday announced that it had reached an agreement with Homeland Security to send Guard troops to the Mexican border but they will not enforce immigration laws or help build a barrier wall. The 400 Guard members will fight “transitional crime,” Brown’s order said, including gang …
  • California Healthline Daily Edition

    California Healthline
    The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018 would initiate a five-year study to examine the drug’s safety and efficacy, and require VA researchers to compile annual status reports for Congress. The bill was introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and …
  • Senator Tom Berryhill’s Fire Tax Refund Legislation Stalls in Committee

    Sierra Sun Times
    On Wednesday, the California State Senate Governance and Finance Committee refused to pass Senate Bill 1044 authored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto).  SB 1044 would have refunded the fire tax that was enacted by the State Legislature in 2011. Since the inception of the tax, the State of California has collected nearly $500 million from property owners in rural areas across the state. “Not only was this tax unfair to the homeowners who pay it, as their special tax revenue goes to supporting those who don’t …
  • Weed Bank Proposal Passes First Legislative Hurdle in California

    The measure gained momentum just days after President Trump indicated that his administration would not crack down on recreational marijuana in states that have voted to make it legal. Selling and growing marijuana for recreational use was legalized by California voters under a state licensing …
  • Why did California’s major housing bill fail so quickly?

    The Mercury News
    SACRAMENTO — Without the political heft of an official housing package backed by top legislative leaders and the governor, a proposal that could have added millions of apartments and condominiums throughout the state failed suddenly this week at its first committee hearing, giving its champions no …
  • Grassley on special counsel bill: McConnell’s views ‘do not govern’ his committee

    Grassley said he showed a copy of the amendment to the bill’s sponsors and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the panel, ahead of Thursday’s meeting, and he planned to provide it to the full committee membership later Thursday. Feinstein said that some proposed changes …

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