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Poll: CA Voters Turn on Their Dem-Dominated Legislature

A new Field poll released Friday reveals that Californians are growing increasingly disgusted with the state Legislature; only 35% approved of the Legislature while 47% disapproved of them. It appears the plunge in approval was catalyzed by the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, (D-San Francisco), the third Democratic lawmaker suspended in 2014, because half of an April Field poll, taken before the arrest, showed the public’s approval at 43%. Jun 27, 2014 1:32 PM PT

Prop 13 Agreement May Fall Apart After All

A compromise bill that ostensibly would have pacified two California lobbyists who have been antagonists for years over property tax policy fell apart on Wednesday. Lenny Goldberg, who represents the California Tax Reform Association, yanked his support for the bill after a hearing on Wednesday, which had already passed in the state Assembly, claiming in a letter to Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the bill’s author, that the bill "does not provide real reform" and would permit business owners to avoid having their properties reassessed using "slightly more sophisticated steps." Jun 27, 2014 12:09 PM PT

IRS Found Guilty, Owes National Organization for Marriage $50k

The National Organization for Marriage has received a $50,000 settlement from the IRS after the government agency admitted it was at fault for publishing confidential information about the organization’s donors gleaned from its tax returns. A federal court forced the IRS to pay the fee to the group championing heterosexual marriage. Jun 25, 2014 12:38 PM PT

House GOP Success: JOBS Act Boosts IPOs in Biotech

According to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act, or JOBS Act, in 2012, has stimulated at least eighty biotech companies to offer initial public offerings of stock, also known as IPOs, according to the Los Angeles Times. That was a leap from the two years before the JOBS Act was passed, when thirty-two biotech firms went public. Jun 25, 2014 11:51 AM PT

'Clinton: The Musical' Set to Debut

A new musical called Clinton: The Musical is set to debut at the New York Musical Theater Festival this summer from July 18-25. It will be showcased at Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Jun 25, 2014 8:03 AM PT

Egyptian Court Upholds Death Sentence for Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mohamed Badie

The Egyptian government has been cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters, going so far as to confirm a sentence of death for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters, while the United States is finally releasing $575 million in military aid to Egypt after freezing the funds when Muslim Brotherhood member and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted last year. Jun 23, 2014 5:14 PM PT

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