Tag: California legislature

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California Legislature Refuses to Unionize Its own Employees

Columnist Dan Walters of Calmatters.org notes Wednesday that the California State Legislature has once again exempted itself from a rule that it imposes on everyone else — this time, allowing its workers to join unions.

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California Legislature Plans to Pass Own Net Neutrality

California’s Democrat-controlled legislature is again leading the so-called “resistance” to President Donald Trump — this time, by planning to reinstate Net Neutrality rules repealed by FCC’s Republican majority last Thursday.

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Jerry Brown’s 12-Cent Gas Tax Passes Legislature on Deadline

Both houses of the California legislature passed a 12-cent gasoline tax hike on Thursday, meeting Governor Jerry Brown’s deadline to provide an estimated $52 billion in new revenues, ostensibly for transportation infrastructure.

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Gov. Brown Wants $5.2 Billion Tax Increase to Fix Transportation  

Gov. Jerry Brown wants the Democrat-controlled state legislature to hike unpopular registration fees and fuel excise taxes by $5.2 billion a year to fix transportation over the next decade — after years of diverting $1.5 billion in transportation infrastructure taxes to subsidize California’s General Fund bond payments.

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Report: PG&E Offshoring IT Jobs to India to Cut Wage Costs

In the latest high visibility offshoring of Silicon Valley jobs to India, the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT) reported last month that the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will offshore about 72 information technology (IT) jobs from San Francisco to India in a restructuring that could slash labor costs by 75 percent.

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Whoops! California Dept of Finance Made $1.8 Billion Error

The California Department of Finance told Breitbart News that they did not discover a negative $1.8 billion cost error in calculating the state budget, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 27, until after the November 8 elections.

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California Dems Promote Illegal Immigration While Attacking Trump

On the opening day of the California Legislature, California Democrats set aside reason and embraced hysteria by passing House Resolution 4, a belligerent proclamation that seemingly supports California’s immigrant population, but in reality cynically stokes immigrant anxieties for Democratic political gain.

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Jerry Brown Signs Law Requiring IMDb to Remove Actor Ages Upon Request

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Saturday a measure that requires film and television industry casting websites to remove actors’ ages upon request, in what supporters hope will be an important step in combatting age discrimination in Hollywood.

California Gov. Jerry Brown lifts a signed bill creating highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles, Monday, April 4, 2016. California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour, the highest …

6 Terrible California Bills Jerry Brown Should Veto

Here’s just a sampling of some very bad California bills that were passed (there were a lot more). Unfortunately, every one of these bills drew some GOP support. In some cases that support made the difference in passing.

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CA Legislature Approves Bill to Fight Ageism in Hollywood

A bill introduced in the California legislature this week would allow actors to request that their ages be scrubbed from casting websites, in what supporters hope will be an important step in combatting ageism in Hollywood.

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Tax Breaks For Olympic Medalists? No Thanks!

Last week Democrats in the State Capitol killed a bill by conservative Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) that would have exempted Olympic medal winners from paying state taxes on their winnings.

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California Legislature Secretly Processes 500 Bills in Mere Minutes

On Thursday, the appropriations committees of the California State Assembly and State Senate quietly passed or rejected nearly 500 pending bills, spending just a few second on each, with little public debate — but after plenty of lobbyist input.

Gov. Jerry Brown of California September 22, 2015 in Seattle, WA.

California: Gov. Brown Spikes Social Spending as Tax Revenues Plummet

Californian Democratic Governor Jerry Brown reached a final budget deal with the state’s Democrat controlled Legislature that will increase spending on low-income housing subsidies and child care by $400 million, even though California state tax revenues are plummeting.