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 Armenian genocide march draws thousands in LA, Schiff rips Trump's response
L.A. Daily News - 9:23 am
LOS ANGELES >> Tens of thousands of people jammed city streets Monday to mark the 102nd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, calling for recognition and remembrance of the mass killings of more than a million people.Marchers filled streets, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gavin Newsom, Adam Schiff,

 City Of Stockton Kicks Off Social Media Campaign To Raise Its Image
Capitol Public Radio - 8:31 am
By Rich Ibarra“Stockton is Home,” is the catchphrase for a marketing campaign to raise the city’s image. But there are no ads on TV or giant billboards. It’s all being done on social media. Earl Brown Jr., Amy Sieffert and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jose Hernandez,

   Bullet train roundup: CEO out as project faces lawsuit and federal threats
CalWatchdog - 8:12 am
The chief executive of the California High-Speed Rail Authority – former Caltrans director Jeff Morales – is resigning in June from the agency after five years overseeing the state’s $64 billion bullet »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: High-Speed Rail, Legislature, Kevin McCarthy, Jeff Morales, Kevin Mullin,
Bills: AB 1889,

 Essential Politics: Looking for a win by the 100th day
Los Angeles Times - 8:00 am
Though he now calls the traditional 100-days-in-office benchmark “ridiculous,' it's apparent that President Trump wants to notch a big win before it hits this week. The White House wants lawmakers to make progress this week on a high-profile issue ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Fair Political Practices Commission, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Ted Lieu, John Myers, Senate Democrats, Tom Steyer,

   Eliminate the Bd of Equalization? I Voted for That, Sort Of
Fox & Hounds Daily - 6:03 am
A spotlight has been put on the Board of Equalization, a state tax agency, that has been found wanting after a critical audit, enough so that the governor has clamped restrictions on the board. One idea that has re-surfaced in the wake of Board of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Pete Wilson,

   California's Idea of a Full School Day Doesn't Make the Grade
Fox & Hounds Daily - 6:02 am
On many mornings, I think my state senator has the best policy idea in California. The rest of the time, I think he’s missing the point. The idea involves the sleep of schoolkids, and the state senator is Anthony Portantino, who represents me and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Mathews, Anthony Portantino,

 A Rush to Judgment Poses a Public Safety Threat
Fox & Hounds Daily - 6:01 am
If you need any further proof that state legislators do not value public safety, considerSenate Bill 10 (SB 10)  and Assembly Bill 41 (AB 41) which will change our current bail system. Make no mistake, there is a problem with our current bail ... »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: AB 41, AB 42, SB 10,

 California Electric Vehicle Drivers Await a Critical Charge
Fox & Hounds Daily - 6:00 am
Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved its portion of an electric vehicle (EV) investment plan stemming from the 2016 Volkswagen (VW) settlement, setting in motion the first tranche of four $300 million national investments in ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board,

 The billion-dollar budget item Garcetti didn't mention in his State of the City speech
Los Angeles Times - 6:00 am
When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his proposed budget last week, he called a $176-million effort to battle homelessness his top priority, highlighted a $35-million plan to mend broken streets and promised $2 million to clean up graffiti. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Joe Nation,

   Trump reignites 'spirit of justice' for Muslim Day at Capitol
Sacramento Bee - 6:00 am
Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning run-down on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up for it here. The title of Muslim Day at the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Rob Bonta, California Teachers Association, Cathleen Galgiani, Legislature, Tony Mendoza, Tom Steyer, Dan Walters,
Bills: AB 1478, AB 158, AB 600, SB 31, SB 54, SB 600, SB 808,

   Pot lobbyists, real science, Wells Fargo's fraud, and who's calling us ugly
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - 5:31 am
On behalf of The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board, welcome to The Take, your opinion-politics newsletter. Please sign up for it here. Jack Ohman has some, um, innovative ideas for fixing … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, CalPERS, CalSTRS, Joel Fox, Kevin Johnson, Legislature, Joe Mathews, Dan Morain, Dan Walters,
Bills: AB 1250,

 Sanctuary cities ban would be 'disastrous' for workers, critics say
Dallas Morning News - 5:00 am
Dallas Morning News - 5:00 am

In this article: Daniel Costa,
Bills: SB 4,

 Is Wells Fargo's board to blame? Shareholders will weigh in this week
Los Angeles Times - 5:00 am
Top corporate bosses who failed to change a flawed system before it went out of control. Mid-level executives who pushed workers too far. Bank regulators who for years were blind to warning signs. Over the past few months, there’s been plenty of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalSTRS, John Chiang,

 Today: Will Trump's Efforts for a Win This Week Hit a Wall?
Los Angeles Times - 5:00 am
For President Trump, is getting funding for a border wall worth shutting down the federal government? I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Will Trump’s ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: referendum, George Skelton, John Stevens,

 Recent rulings that Texas' voting laws discriminate put pressure on the state, but long road ahead
Dallas Morning News - 4:00 am
Dallas Morning News - 4:00 am

In this article: Rick Hasen, Eric Johnson,

 A Loss in the Courts Won't Stop Missouri's Anti-Abortion Wave
Mother Jones - 3:00 am
For decades, Missouri has embarked on a quest to eliminate abortion access. Earlier this year, state legislators filed some 14 anti-abortion proposals before the start of the session, making it a prominent example of emboldened efforts on the state ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Robert Ross, Robert Ross,

 China charging ahead into 'cleantech' future
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - 1:00 am
In 2009, when the world tried to negotiate a successor for the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen, the United States blamed the weak and unbinding agreement on China's unwillingness to accept … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama, renewable energy,

 When bongs and banks intersect*
AroundTheCapitol.com / The Roundup - 7:28 am
AroundTheCapitol.com - 7:28 am

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Kamala Harris, Legislature,
Bills: SB 1,

 Underfunded CalPERS, CalSTRS dislike divestment
CalPensions - 12:27 am
A bill that began life as a requirement that CalPERS and CalSTRS divest holdings in Dakota Access Pipeline firms emerged from a legislative committee last week reborn — a requirement that the pension funds only report on their ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Democratic Party, CalPERS, CalSTRS, Lorena Gonzalez, Legislature, Adrin Nazarian, Betty Yee,
Bills: AB 20, AB 946, SB 560, AB 1597,

 Goldman Environmental Prize winners work hard to protect planet
San Francisco Chronicle - 12:15 am
Lopez, 32, had witnessed too many empty gestures during the years he spent fighting pollution from a battery recycling plant to be party to a photo op for the governor. “I told him, ‘Tell the governor to come with money, or don’t come at ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Environmental Justice,

 It's time for California to stop leaning on the rich and take up state tax reform
Los Angeles Times / Top of the Ticket - 12:05 am
Californians already carry the nation’s heaviest state income tax burden by far. That’s especially true for the wealthy. But President Trump and Congress could make it a lot more onerous. They’re mulling the notion of eliminating the ability ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Bob Hertzberg, Legislature, Betty T. Yee,

 Gas tax bill -- designed to fix California's roads -- could lead to more smog
Inland Daily Bulletin - April 23, 7:20 pm
For Southern California's clean air and public health advocates, it must have felt as though their ability to clear skies of harmful air pollution in the nation's smoggiest air basin had suddenly disappeared in a cloud of diesel soot.When it was ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, Environmental Justice, Legislature, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Bills: SB 1,

 Civic calendar: Local government in action
The (Eureka) Times-Standard - April 23, 6:00 pm
Editor's note: The following is a list of civic meetings that are scheduled this week around Humboldt County, including several council meetings and a special joint meeting in Eureka with both the council and the planning commission.Blue Lake City ... »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: AB 1250,

 Trump's election has mobilized resistance, but will it divide Democrats?
Los Angeles Times / Top of the Ticket - April 23, 3:40 pm
She knew to hold her tongue during a business trip to Chicago the night Donald Trump was elected, and endured a long evening of schmoozing with the other sales reps and executives. Back in her hotel room the next morning, Lisa drew a hot bath and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Ted Lieu,

 Thousands expected for march commemorating 102nd anniversary of Armenian genocide
Los Angeles Times / Top of the Ticket - April 23, 3:35 pm
Tens of thousands are expected to march and rally outside the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard on Monday to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The 1.5-mile march — which drew an estimated 60,000 people last year — ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Adam Schiff,

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