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"The Metropolitan Water District is basically subsidizing benefits for the entire state of California over and above the 19 million customers that Met has in ... State constitutional provisions requiring local government fees to be proportional to the services provided could leave MWD vulnerable to court ...
The idea, dubbed Cal3, was started by Bay Area venture capitalist Tim Draper, who believes California's political system is broken. Activists said in a press release they had collected some 600,000 signatures from all of the state's 58 counties in support of the effort – far more than the 366,000 signatures ...

California is moving closer to a landmark November vote that could chop the state in three, splitting San Francisco from Los Angeles, dividing the Central Valley in half, and creating a mountain of questions about how the nation's biggest state would divvy its resources.
The act called for the southern part of the state to be called the Colorado Territory. This new state would have included the area from San Luis Obispo, Kern and San Bernardino counties south. The governor signed the bill, and 75 percent of voters in Southern California voted for it as a referendum.
They wanted from the start to use the California School Dashboard, the state's online color-coded school ratings tool. The dashboard uses colors to rate schools in numerous areas — including academics, attendance, graduation, English learner progress, college readiness and chronic absenteeism — with ...
(AP) — The Latest on a proposal for Orange County to join a lawsuit over California's so-called sanctuary law (all times local):. 2:35 p.m.. Leaders in Orange County, California, have voted to join a U.S. government lawsuit against the state over its so-called sanctuary law for immigrants living in the U.S. ...

Immigrants could be caught in the crossfire if the federal government targets California's legal marijuana industry, Greater Los Angeles leaders warn. More than a dozen politicians and immigrant rights advocates in Los Angeles County sent letters to state cannabis regulators at the end of 2017 expressing ...
And just like that, one of the largest and most influential states was ready to spar with the federal government over sovereignty. Sound familiar? It should. After eight years of needling the Obama administration, Texas has officially passed the states-rights-champion baton to California. Federalism — the ...
California is suing the Trump administration over its decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. Census. ... California Attorney General Xavier Becerra likened the Commerce Department move to reports that the U.S. government used Census data to help identify Japanese Americans who ...
It's a controversial idea that advocates say could help alleviate California's worsening housing crisis: strip cities of some of their zoning authority to unleash an enormous amount of new construction. State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco wants to give the state more power over land use within a half-mile ...
“If HHS has a strong reason to believe that California is systematically making enrollment errors, it would be helpful to show that in a more robust analysis,” said Ben Ippolito, a health care economist at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. “The federal government should ensure that ...
SANTA ANA, Calif.—Orange County officials on Tuesday voted to condemn parts of California's approach to immigration, aligning themselves with the Trump administration as the state increasingly stakes out an oppositional role. At a packed public hearing, the county's board of supervisors—all ...
(Sacramento, CA, March 22, 2018) – The South Orange County Wastewater Authority engaged in sloppy accounting, failed to properly track cash received from government agencies, broke state laws, and “misreported its financial statements for 15 years,” the California State Auditor has confirmed after a ...
Salvador G. Sarmiento, center, speaks during an Immigrant advocates rally outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors' meeting room in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to protest a proposal to join a U.S. government lawsuit against California over the state's so-called sanctuary law.
The Trump administration's plan to ask everyone in America whether they are U.S. citizens as part of the 2020 census could cost California billions of dollars ... "Undercounting the sizable number of Californian noncitizens and their citizen relatives will imperil the State's fair share of congressional seats and ...
Rain or shine, the March for Our Lives movement at Turlock occurred in front of Stan State Mar. ... The march lasted an hour and a half, giving time to rally in front of the campus and for speakers that talked about some sort of change needed in government to end the countless lives taken from gun violence.
"If HHS has a strong reason to believe that California is systematically making enrollment errors, it would be helpful to show that in a more robust analysis," said Ben Ippolito, a healthcare economist at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. "The federal government should ensure that ...

The students' activism has made them the target of “hoaxers” — deranged Internet users and grifters who spread false information that mass shooting incidents are manufactured by the government to seize guns and hand power to a secret global cabal working to install an authoritarian world government.
In a move that ramps up conflict between the Federal Government and California over immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on March 7 that the Justice Department had filed a legal action against the State of California, Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra based upon ...
1 is the death rattle of thousands of California's small and medium-sized cannabis-infused food and drink-makers like her. The Golden State sold about $180 million in cannabis edibles in 2016, according to analysts at financial data company Arcview. In 2018, just 28 companies have the most basic state ...
On Monday, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a coalition of 18 states which to fight California and its sanctuary cities policy. The 18 state coalition filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the Trump administration's lawsuit against California over state laws that intentionally obstruct the federal ...
In key ways, they argue, California already does. “Federalism was, until recently, the darling of conservatives,” said Engstrom, a professor of law. “But in the current moment, federalism's valence has flipped. Sub-federal governments – including states, counties and cities – are driving progressive policy ...
Officials with the California Department of Finance and the Department of Housing and Community Development tried last month to explain to legislators on the Assembly Committee on Budget how the state was spending its money. But the conversation turned to programs that weren't listed on the budget ...
That's why earlier this month it announced plans to sue California over the sanctuary law and two other laws that make the federal government's immigration crackdown more difficult to enforce. On this week's San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego's Maya Srikrishnan and NBC 7's Monica Dean go ...
Two members of the Black Panther Party are met on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, May 2, 1967, by Police Lt. Ernest Holloway, who informs them they will be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they cause no trouble and do not disturb the peace. (Credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images).
At the age of 16, Iris was committed to a California institution and sterilized. Iris wasn't alone. In the first half of the 20th century, approximately 60,000 people were sterilized under U.S. eugenics programs. Eugenic laws in 32 states empowered government officials in public health, social work and state ...
Homan must back up claims that the federal government is suffering "irreparable harm" from three California laws that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities by employers and state and local law enforcement agencies, Newman said. He rejected the argument by U.S. Justice Department ...
Recreational marijuana may be legal in California, but much of the state remains a “pot desert,” according to a Sacramento Bee analysis of state licensing data. Three months into the rollout of commercial marijuana, residents in about 40 percent of the state have to drive 60 miles or more to find a licensed ...
Leaders of the small California city in Orange County have given preliminary approval to a measure to exempt the city from a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents. Councilmembers voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of an ordinance to opt out of California's law, ...
Members of the California Nurses Assn. and supporters rally at the state Capitol in June for a single-payer health plan. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated ... In all, a state-operated, single-payer healthcare plan would cost around $400 billion a year, according to objective analysis. Let's put that in perspective: ...
“To justify these additional position resources it is essential that all departmental resources are filled,” the state Human Resources Department wrote on behalf of Caltrans. Caltrans didn't get everything it wanted. It struck a deal with the Professional Engineers in California Government – the union that ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday invited President Donald Trump to visit the state's high-speed rail construction projects while he is in the state this week to examine prototypes of the wall he wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. "You see, in California we are ...
California's next governor will likely decide the fate of the state's high-speed rail project and two leading GOP candidates oppose it. One of the two Democratic front runners in the race also has real concerns. A business plan shows the project's baseline cost is $77 billion, up 20 percent from two years ago.
Following a brief aside to blame all immigrants for violent crime, homicides, and opioid overdose deaths, he told a meeting of the California Peace Officers' Association that the Justice Department had just filed a major lawsuit against the state of California. The lawsuit challenges three state laws passed ...
The State of California plans to ask that a new Trump administration lawsuit targeting the state's so-called sanctuary laws be moved from Sacramento to the courtroom of a federal judge in San Francisco handling a similar case the state filed against the federal government last year. California Attorney ...
But it remains very much a part of the United States, which responds with threats when California goes its own way. Yes, Californians fervently hope that our current conflict with the American government is temporary. But since California's differences with America predate President Donald Trump, our ...
The rail authority has wrestled with a more than $40-billion funding gap for the full system, which would increase further under the new cost estimates. It is still counting on the Legislature to amend the state's greenhouse gas auction system so that the system could borrow against future fees through 2050, ...
The legislature is a coequal branch of government and governors can't do anything without them. Generally speaking, the only people who know the names of California state legislators are people who feed at the trough or benefit from new legislation. The people who get screwed are everyone else in ...
By Friday evening, a Highway Patrol spokesman said there had not been any confirmed contact with the gunman or the hostages since 10:30 a.m.. State officials said the Yountville facility was the largest veterans' home in the country. The sprawling campus in the heart of California's wine country houses ...
In the case of the United States vs. California, who will win? The fight over how undocumented immigrants in California are treated is now a matter for federal courts to decide after the Trump administration this week sued the state to invalidate a trio of "sanctuary" laws. The state argues it can't be forced to ...
As the Justice Department formally filed a legal challenge to state immigration laws, Sessions told a gathering of law enforcement officers in Sacramento that California was attempting to keep federal immigration officials from doing their jobs, and he charged Democrats with advancing the political agendas ...
California's lush coastline, balmy climate and post World War II economic promise made it an easy sell as America's middle class paradise in the 1950s. “The California Dream of two or three generations ago was, `I'm going to move from a place that's cold and flat to a place where there's lots of opportunity ...
MARTIN: Sessions' unusually forceful remarks came just hours after the Trump administration filed a lawsuit against the state of California, accusing it and its top officials of actively obstructing federal efforts to apprehend people who came to this country illegally. The federal government is trying to crack ...
While UBI is still seen as a long shot on a national scale, the recent move signals that it's entering the political mainstream in California. Democratic politicians in the state seeking party endorsement are supposed to read and get behind the party platform, including basic income. Behind the push for UBI is a ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration's lawsuit against California over state laws aimed at protecting immigrants makes the same argument the Obama administration made when it went after an Arizona law that sought to crack down on people in the country illegally: The power to regulate ...
President Donald Trump will soon make his first trip to California, a state that resoundingly rejected him at polls and whose elected officials have sparred with him in an escalating verbal and legal battle over federal immigration policies. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters ...
The move is the latest friction between the federal government and the Democrat-governed west coast state, which has repeatedly attempted to defy the Republican Trump administration and provide a legal buffer between increased enforcement and California's undocumented population - the largest in ...
California policymakers have been on overdrive in recent years pursuing a clean energy future for the Golden State. State policymakers have enacted scores of government mandates and programs to push employers and individuals to reduce emissions, including unrealistic renewable energy mandates, ...
California's government would set prices for hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services under legislation introduced Monday, vastly remaking the industry in a bid to lower health care costs. The proposal, which drew swift opposition from the health care industry, comes amid a fierce debate ...
Proposition 2 was just such a rule, a governing "two-fer" that increased the size of the state budget's rainy-day reserve fund while also creating a new mandate for paying off government debt. "Proposition 2 sets aside money to prepare us for economic storms," Brown said in a TV ad during the 2014 ...


 

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