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4 signs California’s job market is cooling

As reported by the Orange County Register: Have California bosses changed their hearts about hiring? After six straight years of job gains, 2017 started with the slowest employment upswing since the

Judge allows California high-speed rail project to proceed

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: A California judge allowed the state’s bullet train project to go forward Wednesday but delayed a final ruling on a legal challenge asserting the state is not

Gov. Brown signs bill OKing $52 billion tax to fix state roads

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Friday a bill that will raise $52 billion in new taxes and fees to pay for the state’s roads and bridges.

San Jose city manager, police chief highest paid in salary survey of 200 cities

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News: San Jose’s police chief and city manager each raked in nearly a half million dollars in salary and benefits in 2016, topping their counterparts at more than

$84,000 a year now qualifies as low income in Orange County

As reported by the Orange County Register: A family of four with an annual income of $84,450 or less now qualifies as low income in Orange County. A single person living alone qualifies as low income

Texas governor signs ban on so-called ‘sanctuary cities’

As reported by the Associated Press: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday night signed what he calls a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” that allows police to ask about a person’s

Bay Area demonstrators may be paid to protest, by employers

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: It’s a common accusation lobbed at liberal protesters gathered at town hall meetings, statehouses and in the streets: They’re being paid to protest. Thanks

Laguna Beach becomes first city in Orange County to ban smoking in town

As reported by the Orange County Register: LAGUNA BEACH — The only place people will be allowed to smoke in this resort town will be inside their homes and cars. On Tuesday, May 9, the City Council

Housing crisis causes legislative avalanche: 130 bills proposed in Sacramento

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News: Home prices keep rising to shocking levels around the Bay Area, while rents remain out of sight. Now, state lawmakers in Sacramento are responding with a

California Bill Would Tie Traffic Fines To Violator’s Income

As reported by CBS13: SACRAMENTO — If you’ve ever gotten a traffic violation, you know it all too well that California’s traffic fines are among the highest in the nation. But a state Senator wants to

California Advances Private Sector Retirement Plan Without Feds

As reported by KQED: California officials vowed to move ahead with a retirement savings program for the state’s private sector workers, a day after losing the federal government’s support for the

California Bills Target Private Business to Help Immigrants

As reported by NBC News: California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much

California’s Single-Payer Healthcare Bill Isn’t Based in Reality

As reported by National Review Online: On Thursday, the California state Senate passed Senate Bill 562, which seeks to establish a statewide single-payer healthcare system. Democratic senator Ricardo

Video: Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms

We are told that it is impossible to get farm workers, legally. First, at a minimum, 75% of farm workers are here legally. Maybe if we paid more and enforced the immigration law, we would have plenty

California could become a sanctuary state for marijuana

As reported by CNN Money: California lawmakers are trying to protect the marijuana industry by establishing California as a sanctuary state for pot. A bill moving through the state legislature would

Democrats push new rules to help them win an election

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: Democrats are pushing late-blooming bills to significantly improve state Sen. Josh Newman’s odds of surviving an effort by the state GOP and others to recall him

California members of Congressional baseball team check in safe after shooting

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: California lawmakers began offering support Wednesday morning after Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), and several other people who were shot during a congressional

When does the California minimum wage go up again?

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation raising California’s mandatory minimum to $15 an hour by 2022. California saw its first increase in January 2017, as

Judge allows lawsuit on life-ending drugs for terminally ill

As reported by the Associated Press: A judge on Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California’s law letting terminally ill patients seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs. Riverside

Republican joins 2018 race for California governor

As reported by the Fresno Bee: Assemblyman Travis Allen is the sixth candidate — and second Republican — to jump into California’s 2018 gubernatorial contest. The candidates hoping to replace