Sayonara, salmon* AroundTheCapitol.com - The Roundup, April 11, 2017
California's chinook salmon season may be shortened again for the second consecutive year.
The Chronicle's TARA DUGGAN: "For the second year in a row, California officials are likely to shorten the chinook salmon season, making the local specialty costly and hard to find throughout the summer and possibly beyond."
"With chinook salmon at its lowest population in years, West Coast fishery ...
No free rides: Gas, cash, or grass* AroundTheCapitol.com - The Roundup, April 7, 2017
The Governor's 12 cent gas-tax hike has been approved by the state legislature.Â
OC Register's JEFF HORSEMAN: "Following behind-the-scenes maneuvering and a public relations blitz by Democratic leaders, the California state legislature Thursday evening, April 6, approved a $52 billion transportation funding package that raises the gas tax and imposes new vehicle fees to fix the ...
Legislation would upend local citizens' initiatives Fox & Hounds Daily, March 29, 2017
In 2016 California voters considered more than850 localballot measures. But that is just too much democracy, according to ameasure introduced in the Assemblylast month. Most local measures are placed on the ballot by a local governing board: city council, school board, transit district, etc. Most of those measures are charter amendments, tax increases or bond measures. But occasionally ...
AB 889 Poses a Liability Threat to the Business Community Fox & Hounds Daily, March 27, 2017
Attorney and Lobbyist at the Sacramento government relations firm of Aprea & Micheli, Inc. Assembly Judiciary Committee Chairman Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz) has introduced AB 889, reigniting a debate that first began just over 25 years ago in this state. First proposed by then Senator Bill Lockyer in 1991, SB 711 would have banned the use of protective orders in civil litigation. Governor Wilson ...
Grappling with Gorsuch* AroundTheCapitol.com - The Roundup, Feb. 1, 2017
California has mixed feelingsÂ about Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.Â
Sacramento Bee's CAPITOL BUREAU: "Here are some reactions from California groups and politicians to President Donald Trumpâ€™s nomination ofÂ Neil GorsuchÂ to the U.S. Supreme Court."
"U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California: "Evaluating Supreme Court nominees is ...
California bill would make it easier for candidates to live outside district Sacramento Bee, Jan. 27, 2017
Recently introduced state legislation would relax voter registration rules, allowing California legislative candidates to live far outside the district they seek to represent.The change would let candidates live in one place in the state and register to vote and seek office elsewhere as long as they hold property, whether by lease or by title in the district.The proposed change, if it had been ...
Calexit hits the streets* AroundTheCapitol.com - The Roundup, Jan. 27, 2017
Interested in the possibility of CalEXIT? Backers get the green light to collect signatures.
Sacramento Bee's JIM MILLER: "Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment seeking Californiaâ€™s secession from the U.S. can begin collecting voter signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot, the secretary of stateâ€™s office said Thursday."
"The so-calledÂ Calexit movement ...