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 California's very long November ballot is now official - and it might even get longer
Los Angeles Times - June 30, 6:50 pm
California elections officials announced Thursday that 17 measures have earned a spot on the Nov. 8 statewide ballot, a bumper crop of voter choices ranging from marijuana legalization to repeal of the death penalty and even new workplace rules ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Thad Kousser, Legislature, John Matsusaka, Beth Miller, minimum wage, John Moorlach, Alex Padilla, referendum,

 Calif. Legislature approves 12 gun-control measures
KABC - June 30, 6:40 pm
The California Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown 12 gun-control measures as Democratic lawmakers tried a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop a proposed ballot initiative. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Craig DeLuz, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Evan Westrup,

 California Legislature Approves 12 Gun-Control Measures Before Break
KCBS - June 30, 6:31 pm
Legislative leaders hailed the move as the nation's most aggressive gun control effort and proof that firearm restrictions are politically viable. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Craig DeLuz, Legislature, Dan Newman, Gavin Newsom, Evan Westrup,

 Court rules that sale of Delta islands can proceed
Sacramento Bee - June 30, 6:09 pm
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s $175 million purchase of five islands in the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has been cleared to move forward, even as legal … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,

 California's perpetual war over schools flares on several fronts
Sacramento Bee - June 30, 6:04 pm
Supreme Court refuses to reopen union dues caseSenate committee rejects teacher tenure reformSame committee endorses accountability bill … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla, California Teachers Association, EdVoice, Legislature, Shirley Weber,
Bills: AB 934, AB 2548,

 When does a California governor fail to cut the budget? Rarely.
Sacramento Bee - June 30, 6:03 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown didn’t veto anything in the spending plan for the fiscal year that starts todayLast time that happened was 1982, during Brown’s last stint in the statehouseIn 1972, Ronald Reagan vetoed almost $3 billion, in ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gray Davis, Legislature, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Wilson,
Bills: SB 826,

 At least 10 hurt at chaotic, bloody neo-Nazi rally at Capitol
Sacramento Bee - June 30, 5:39 pm
The June 26 neo-Nazi rally at Sacramento’s Capitol Park turned violent when hundreds of anti-fascists showed up armed for a fight. Despite stabbings and other injuries, no one was arrested. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, Gavin Newsom,

 Here's why California regulators want more money to improve air quality
Inland Daily Bulletin - June 30, 5:32 pm
Southern California's air pollution regulators unveiled an air cleanup plan Thursday that essentially calls for the region to buy its way out of the worst smog problem in the nation.The draft plan from the South Coast Air Quality Management District ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, Ken Calvert,

 How Ryan wrangled Republicans for a much-needed win on Puerto Rico
The Politico - June 30, 5:28 pm
After a rocky first few months as speaker, he secured a rescue package despite early claims of a bailout and GOP resistance. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi,

 California attorney general subpoenas refiners on gas prices
Sacramento Bee - June 30, 5:20 pm
The California attorney general has issued subpoenas to several oil refiners to learn how they set gasoline prices, which are consistently higher in California than in most other states. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jamie Court, Energy Commission, Kamala Harris,

 Clayton Kershaw will go on the disabled list
Los Angeles Times / Top of the Ticket - June 30, 4:59 pm
The presence of Clayton Kershaw creates calm. Every fifth day, his teammates say, the Dodgers arrive for work with a sense of lightness. Kershaw acts as a rising tide for the 24 other boats on his roster. “It’s a feeling when you wake up in the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Robert Watkins,

 California lawmakers approve 12 gun measures before break
KCRA 3 - June 30, 4:57 pm
The California Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown 12 gun-control measures as Democratic lawmakers try a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop a proposed ballot initiative. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Craig DeLuz, Legislature, Dan Newman, Gavin Newsom, Evan Westrup,

 Gun control legislation fight continues in Los Angeles
KABC - June 30, 4:55 pm
Democratic lawmakers gathered Wednesday at Los Angeles City Hall to continue the fight for gun control legislation. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Paul Krekorian, Maxine Waters,

 California Attorney General Subpoenas Refiners Over High Gas Prices
KCBS - June 30, 4:39 pm
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has issued subpoenas to several oil refiners to learn how they set gasoline prices, which are consistently higher in California than in most other states. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jamie Court, Kamala Harris,

 California attorney general subpoenas refiners on gas prices
Associated Press - June 30, 4:35 pm
The California attorney general has issued subpoenas to several oil refiners to learn how they set gasoline prices, which are consistently higher in California than in most other states.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jamie Court, Kamala Harris,

 A modest teacher tenure bill meets a bipartisan death
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - June 30, 4:15 pm
Susan Bonilla’s legislation was a partial response to Vergara caseCalifornia Supreme Court should step into vacuum left by LegislatureVoters should factor bill’s fate as they decide how to vote on income tax initiative … Click to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla, California School Boards Association, California Teachers Association, Loni Hancock, Bob Huff, Legislature, Connie Leyva, Carol Liu, Tony Mendoza, Richard Pan, Andy Vidak,
Bills: AB 934,

 Why Jerry Brown likes idea of mandatory service for young people
Sacramento Bee - June 30, 4:08 pm
California governor discusses the value of public service, working up a ‘good sweat’Brown’s remarks come near 40th anniversary of California Conservation CorpsBrown says there was ‘more idealism’ in the ‘70s than ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: SEIU,

 Jerry Brown says mandatory service for youth 'would be very good'
Sacramento Bee - June 30, 3:57 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the California Conservation Corps, a program he signed into law during his first term as governor in 1976, during an interview on Thursday, June 30, 2016. He talks about the program and his support for the idea of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, Gavin Newsom,

 'This is a historic day': California lawmakers send governor sweeping gun control package
Los Angeles Times - June 30, 3:45 pm
Spurred by outrage over recent mass shootings, California lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown an unprecedented package of gun control bills, including a ban on the sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines, background checks ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Shannon Grove, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Jim Nielsen, Phil Ting,

 $50,000 Reward Offered In Boyle Heights Drive-By Shooting That Injured 10-Year-Old Girl
KCBS - June 30, 3:43 pm
Police and city officials Thursday highlighted a $50,000 reward being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of whoever wounded a 10-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting in Boyle Heights, then drove away laughing. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jose Huizar, Mike Lopez,

 California Democrats rush to approve gun-control measures
Sacramento Bee - June 30, 3:00 pm
The California Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown 12 gun-control measures as Democratic lawmakers try a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop a proposed ballot initiative. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Craig DeLuz, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Evan Westrup,

 Making diapers more affordable is a big deal
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - June 30, 3:00 pm
Bills before Legislature would help poor families with diaper costsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics backs measures to cut down on medical care of infantsMany day care centers won’t allow babies without diaper supplies … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jimmy Gomez, Lorena Gonzalez,
Bills: AB 492, AB 717,

 California lawmakers send broad package of gun control bills to Gov. Jerry Brown
Los Angeles Times - June 30, 2:56 pm
Updates on California politics: State lawmakers vote on gun control package, D-Day for ballot measures June 30, 2016, 2:21 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gavin Newsom, Jim Nielsen,

 Garcetti nominates attorney Cynthia McClain-Hill to Police Commission
Los Angeles Times - June 30, 2:52 pm
An attorney and public policy strategist could become the latest member of the Los Angeles Police Commission, replacing a longtime commissioner whose second term is expiring. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that he had nominated Cynthia ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Eric Garcetti, Cynthia McClain-Hill,

 Will pot initiative energize Sanders supporters to vote in November?
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - June 30, 2:30 pm
After Sanders lost primary, many thought young supporters would not votePPIC survey says 82 percent of Sanders likely voters support legalizing marijuanaSanders voters will also have important implications on tax initiatives this fall … Click ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, PPIC, Loretta Sanchez,

 Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists
Contra Costa Times / Politics - June 30, 1:52 pm
With Democrats applying election-year pressure to act on gun control, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the House will vote next week on a GOP proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms. However, the plan ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi,

 California gun bill heads to Gov. Brown's desk
KCRA 3 - June 30, 1:50 pm
The California Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would ban the possession of any high-capacity gun magazines, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk for approval. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Loni Hancock,
Bills: SB 1446,

 How a lack of women at the table hurt working families
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - June 30, 1:30 pm
A smart family leave bill dies mysteriously in committeeGrudge against women’s caucus may have played a partBut at least eight important panels have no women – why not? … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hannah-Beth Jackson, Eric Linder, Kevin McCarty,
Bills: SB 1166,


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