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An Engineered Drought

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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Jerry Brown, the Farmers' Friend

"Governor Brown is right about California’s water shortage problem, BUT does he really think that cutting our consumption by 5% is the solution? Since the farmers 80% is excluded, a 25% reduction of the remaining 20% = 5% savings overall. At the current price of water, we’re incentivized to use what we can afford of this inexpensive commodity."

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Lawmakers seek soda warning labels

"“STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.” Once this law is passed, we can use this same warning and just insert whatever product we want into the warning. This will be the template for change! Who knew complex issues could be solved so easily?"

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Minimum wage up $3 in Oakland; may impact small businesses

"Well said Avg. Joe. The headline is like saying: taking a laxative May make you defecate."

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Minimum wage up $3 in Oakland; may impact small businesses

"may impact small business- really a $3 increase overnight would certainly impact any small business. Probably hurts non-minimum wage restaurant workers more than anything else, only ones making minimum wage in table service establishments are the tipped employees. That leaves the best paid people in the house getting a $3/hour raise, to the detriment of the others. Back asswards."

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 AM Alert: Darrell Steinberg returns to Capitol to promote mental health legislation
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 History in balance as divided Supreme Court weighs gay marriage

Same-sex marriage divided the Supreme Court on Tuesday, in a protracted and at-times passionate oral argument that seemed to tilt toward marriage equality.Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Gavin Newsom, John Roberts, Same-sex marriage
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 In the Loop: This embattled VA regional office now under investigation for an alleged paranormal party

The Veterans Affairs Department’s regional benefits office in Philadelphia is already under fire for its long response times to veterans seeking assistance.But now the VA’s Office of Inspector General can add another element to its ... »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 The Fix: The most important quote from the Supreme Court's gay marriage case

With the progress same-sex marriage has made in the past year -- as court decisions struck down gay-marriage bans across the country -- there's a sense of inevitability among some that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of legalizing same-sex ... »Read

In this article: John Roberts, Same-sex marriage
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 Same-sex marriage argued before U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court began a historic session Tuesday as the justices heard arguments in a case that could legalize same-sex marriage nationwide and give gays constitutional protection they've been seeking for decades. »Read

In this article: John Roberts, Same-sex marriage
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 GovBeat: Debate over statues sets Californians at odds " and ropes in the Pope

Since 1931, the statue of Father Junipero Serra has stood in the U.S. Capitol building, one of California’s two submissions to Statuary Hall. But a proposal to remove Serra is sparking angry debate in the state legislature — a debate made all ... »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown, John Casey, Kevin C. Eckery, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Jeff Stone
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 Sacramento Justice holds key to gay marriage ruling

As the Supreme Court hears arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark case that could decide the fate of gay marriage in the U.S., former Sacramento Appeals Court Judge Anthony Kennedy will likely be the key voice in the decision. David Savage in ... »Read

In this article: water, SEIU, Alex Padilla, No Child Left Behind, Gavin Newsom, minimum wage, Lorena Gonzalez, Drought, Tom Chorneau, Lois Capps, Assembly Democrats
Bills: AB 311,
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 Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments

The United States Supreme Court is taking up a case this morning that could legitimize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. »Read

In this article: John Roberts, Same-sex marriage
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 Laura Capps rules out run in 2016

The daughter of Rep. Lois Calls announced Monday that she will not join the congressional race to replace her mother, though she did not rule out a possible campaign in the future. Earlier this month, Lois Capps said she would retire when her ... »Read

In this article: Lois Capps, Khatchik Achadjian, Laura Capps
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 Muslim Day: Bay Area faithful lobby lawmakers

Muslim students, business owners and community leaders traveled to Sacramento on Monday for a 'lobby day' organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. »Read

In this article: Mark Leno, Bob Wieckowski
Bills: SB 178, SB 358,
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 High housing costs driving more Californians into poverty

High rents are driving more Californians into poverty, said a report out Tuesday from an affordable housing group. »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Legislature, redevelopment agencies
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 CA drought water-reduction mandates set for revision

California regulators are revising the state's plan for saving water with mandatory water-use reduction targets across the state. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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 Political ads from PACs sour 7th Senate District Special Election

Political ads from PACs sour 7th Senate District Special Election by Richard Eber originally appearedon HALFWAY TO CONCORD. The political ads from PACs supporting opposing candidates in California's 7 State Senate District Special Election sour the ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Susan Bonilla, George W. Bush, Mark DeSaulnier, Steven Glazer, Legislature, Steven R. Maviglio
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 Keep Off California's Recovery

But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions as they have in Japan over the past decade? – Alan Greenspan California has struggled the past six ... »Read

In this article: Energy Commission, Legislature, PPIC
Bills: SB 350, SB 8,
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 How Sodomite Suppression Act Exposes the Failure of SB 1253

SB 1253, which became law last year, continues to be sold as initiative reform, even though it was, at best, initiative tweaking. It made a series of changes – on signature time, on disclosure, on the legislature – that are too small to make any ... »Read

In this article: Legislature
Bills: SB 1253,
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 Crocodile 'Tiers' Over Water Rate Ruling

Last week the California Court of Appeal issued an important ruling interpreting Proposition 218, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sponsored initiative approved by voters in 1996. Proposition 218 is entitled 'The Taxpayers Right to Vote Act' ... »Read

In this article: water, Legislature, Drought, Jerry Brown, Proposition 13
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 The Valley And The Upstarts: The Cities Creating The Most Tech Jobs

No industry generates more hype, and hope, than technology. From 2004 to 2014, the number of tech-related jobs in the United States expanded 31%, faster than other high-growth sectors like health care and business services. In the wider category of ... »Read

In this article: Joel Kotkin
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 California Drought Water-Reduction Mandates Set For Revision

State water regulators are set to release on Tuesday an updated plan for conservation during the drought after their previous water-use reduction targets have come under fire from some local water departments. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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 Senate Democrats urge better pay for Capitol jobs contracted out by Senate Democrats

Thanks to protests last week, the public now knows that some of the workers serving meals to U.S. Senate's members, staff and visitors are paid barely enough to scrape by. Many rely on government benefits like food stamps, and at least one of them ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, minimum wage, Senate Democrats
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 Lawmakers dismiss efforts to protect property rights from high-speed rail

State lawmakers are forcing property owners “all aboard” the state’s high-speed rail project – whether they like it or not. This month, two state legislative panels blocked efforts by Central The post Lawmakers dismiss ... »Read

In this article: eminent domain, High-Speed Rail, Jeff Morales, Jim Patterson, Chris Reed, Andy Vidak
Bills: AB 1138,
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 Morning Must Reads: April 28

State of Emergency in ‘Charm City’ Days of angry but peaceful protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray spiraled after his funeral Monday into scenes of rioting, arson and looting that carried into Tuesday, prompting a ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Loretta Lynch, renewable energy, water
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 READ IN: State Dinner Edition

Don't forget to sign up for Read In, your one-stop shop for all the politics news you need every morning!-- At least 15 Baltimore police officers were injured and 27 people were arrested as riots turned violent Monday afternoon and early Tuesday. ... »Read

In this article: Khatchik Achadjian, Lois Capps, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Mitt Romney, Senate Republicans, Spencer Zwick
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 CA GOP aims for demographic rebound

Convinced that expanding voter appeal is a make-or-break proposition, leading California Republicans have begun to pivot toward a broad-based demographic strategy meant to rebuild from the ground up. In recent weeks, both The post CA GOP aims for ... »Read

In this article: Assembly Republicans, Jerry Brown, James Brulte, Field Poll, Legislature, Kristin Olsen, water
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 California drought water-reduction mandates set for revision

California regulators are revising the state's plan for saving water with mandatory water-use reduction targets across the state. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, water
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 Senators Seek 'Living Wage' for Capitol Hill Contractors

A group of senators is calling for higher wages and better health care for the contractors who work in Senate office buildings. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, minimum wage, Barack Obama, sick leave
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 Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground

There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Loretta Lynch, No Child Left Behind
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 Baltimore sees night of fires, violent protests

Hours after an emotional funeral for Freddie Gray, there were fires, looting, violent protests and a state of emergency was declared. »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama, water
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 A Public Market Divided

Is Alma del Pueblo's foodie dream half full of white elephants? »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, James Smith
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 AM Alert: Darrell Steinberg returns to Capitol to promote mental health legislation

Former state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg termed out of the Legislature last year. Since then, he has opened an institute to promote mental health policy. He returns to the Capitol today to lend his support for new legislation. … Click to ... »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, James T. Beall, Legislature, Little Hoover Commission, Darrell Steinberg, Phil Ting, water
Bills: AB 1006, AB 1299, SB 11, SB 145, SB 358, SB 588,
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 Experiment in Irvine takes crops' water use to new lows

On a recent afternoon, Santa Ana winds swept through a sunny, 200-acre swath of Irvine where a quiet experiment could have a major impact in the blueberry world. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Arnold Schwarzenegger, water
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 Baltimore violence, looting prompt state of emergency

Rioters have plunged part of Baltimore into chaos, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers. »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama, water
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 California's automatic voter registration bill advances

A proposal to automatically register Californians to vote when they get a driver’s license was approved Monday by a state Assembly panel after Secretary of State Alex Padilla noted there are about 6.7 million state residents who are eligible but ... »Read

In this article: Lorena Gonzalez, Alex Padilla
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 Deal With It

If you only casually follow politics, you probably don’t know much about Senator Patty Murray. She's rarely on TV or in the headlines. She’s not inclined to tear into her Republican colleagues or give floor speeches that go viral, like Senator ... »Read

In this article: Loretta Lynch, minimum wage, No Child Left Behind, Senate Democrats, sick leave
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 Court orders LAPD to turn over video said to show man's police beating

A federal magistrate ordered the Los Angeles Police Department on Monday to give an attorney video footage that she says shows her client being assaulted by an LAPD officer in South L.A. »Read

In this article: Richard Garcia, Jackie Lacey
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 L.A. council candidates Ryu, Ramsay spar over developer donations

Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu fired back Monday at accusations from rival Carolyn Ramsay that he had not held to his pledge to forgo contributions from developers, saying he had returned more money while the Ramsay campaign continued ... »Read

In this article: Rachel Estrada, Tom LaBonge
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 O'Malley cutting short trip to Ireland amid unrest in Baltimore

Amid the unrest in Baltimore, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is cutting short a planned series of paid speeches in Ireland and returning home Tuesday morning, an aide said.The Democrat, who has been aggressively positioning himself for a ... »Read

In this article: renewable energy, John A. Wagner
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 Nurses union plans short strikes in California and Illinois

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A union representing nurses in California and Illinois said on Monday 6,400 members planned to walk off their jobs later this week for a series of one- and two-day strikes amid contract negotiations. »Read

In this article: California Nurses Association, Chuck Idelson
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 Democrats reject Republican proposal to speed reservoir reviews

A Republican proposal to expedite the construction of new reservoirs stalled in an Assembly committee on Monday, just hours after a rally on the Capitol steps in support of the legislation. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Drought, Kristin Olsen, water
Bills: AB 311,
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