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Steve Bannon, former Hollywood Producer, Out at White House

President Trump’s controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the White House, in another major staff shakeup announced at the close of another tumultuous week in Washington. The White

Five issues to watch in the California Legislature’s final month

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: State lawmakers return from summer break today to a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse and tens of thousands of people crowding into Capitol Mall for a free concert to

Republicans oust Chad Mayes as Assembly GOP leader

As reported by the Riverside Press-Enterprise: Assemblyman Chad Mayes will no longer lead the California State Assembly’s Republicans, after weeks of intraparty fighting that brought tremendous

What happens when California becomes a ‘sanctuary state’?

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: California’s so-called “sanctuary state” bill, introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León as a direct response to President Donald Trump’s campaign promise

Berkeley mayor asks Cal to cancel right-wing Free Speech Week

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: In the aftermath of a right-wing rally Sunday that ended with anarchists chasing attendees from a downtown park, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin urged UC

Democrats seek $4 billion bond for water, flood control, parks

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: As torrential rains and dangerous flood waters pummel large swaths of Texas and parts of Louisiana, California lawmakers are eying legislation to prevent similar

L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

As reported by the L.A. Times: The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for

Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants

As reported by the Associated Press: WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling the government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into

San Francisco supes uphold flavored tobacco ban

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: In a cutting speech Tuesday, Supervisor Malia Cohen urged her colleagues to stand behind the flavored tobacco ban they passed unanimously in June and not be

More opioid prescriptions than people in some California counties

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: Trinity County is the state’s fourth-smallest, and ended last year with an estimated population of 13,628 people. Its residents also filled prescriptions for

Democrats choose union over Tesla in California cap-and-trade deal

As reported by the Fresno Bee: Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown are siding with organized labor in its battle with automaker Tesla, inserting a provision in last-minute legislation to spend

California’s poverty rate remains nation’s highest

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: One in five Californians lives in poverty, the highest rate in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The “Supplemental Poverty Measure,”

Poll: State Dems want to oust Pelosi in 2018

Voter Views of California’s Three National Leaders in Washington Pelosi: State Democrats favor their party choosing someone else to serve as House leader after the 2018 elections. Feinstein: While

CA bill would bar landlords from reporting immigrant tenants to ICE

As reported by the L.A. Daily News: A Spanish-speaking tenant recently asked the landlord of a Los Angeles slum building for a key to its new laundry facility when the landlord reportedly snapped: “We

US investigators reportedly wiretapped Paul Manafort before and after the election

As reported by Business Insider: US investigators obtained a warrant to wiretap former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort before and after the election, CNN reported Monday night. The revelation

Travis Allen Wins Big in Preliminary Ruling in Gas Tax Repeal Lawsuit

Judge issues tentative ruling ordering Attorney General to not mislead voters and prepare a “true and impartial” title and summary for the Repeal of the Gas Tax ballot initiative SACRAMENTO – Today,

Jeff Sessions urges California governor not to sign ‘sanctuary’ bill into law

As reported by the Washington Times: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday singled out California Governor Jerry Brown and urged him not to sign into law a bill that would further restrict local

Gas tax opponents say California is trying to undermine them

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: Opponents of a gas tax increase passed this spring to pay for road repairs in California are on the verge of their first victory in a campaign to repeal the measure.

Travis Allen Declares Victory in Gas Tax Repeal Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Travis Allen announced that Judge Timothy Frawley of the Sacramento Superior Court gave the final ruling in favor of Allen’s request to rewrite the title and summary

California’s historic housing legislation won’t bring down costs anytime soon

As reported by the Sacramento Bee: California lawmakers this year took historic action to address what one housing economist says is the state’s most serious problem: unaffordability. “Over the past