Posts Tagged ‘legislative’

Register now for C.A.R. Legislative Day

Gov. Newsom has been invited to speak at C.A.R.’s Legislative Day, May 1 in Sacramento. 

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Register now for C.A.R. Legislative Day

Gov. Newsom has been invited to speak at C.A.R.’s Legislative Day, May 1 in Sacramento. 

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California Supreme Court recommends that Gov. Jerry Brown pardon former state senator

The state Supreme Court on Tuesday recommended that Gov. Jerry Brown pardon former state Sen

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The next Congress needs to take its war powers back

The American political environment is as polarized as it has been in recent memory. But there is one major policy priority that should unite lawmakers on both sides: making the legislative branch relevant on matters of war and peace. The assumption within the foreign policy establishment is that..

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Once California’s governor vetoes a bill, lawmakers almost never challenge the decision

An old Sacramento adage uses baseball imagery to explain the power of California’s chief executive at the end of the legislative process: “The governor bats last.” But that maxim is technically wrong. A governor’s veto of a bill or a budget item does not have to be the final word. It can be overridden…

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Negotiating and name-calling as California lawmakers head off ballot battles

A crosscurrent of deadlines governing November’s election and the legislative process led to a chaotic week of policymaking in Sacramento, as lawmakers hurriedly acted on Thursday to expand consumer privacy rights and limit local soda taxes rather than see interest groups take both issues to the…

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Furor over family separation now a part of House debate over immigration

House Republicans could move to strictly limit the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border under immigration legislation expected to be considered next week. Democrats, however, object to other parts of the legislative package and say the administration…

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Sexual harassment scandals give new momentum to legislative efforts to protect whistleblowers in California’s capital

Powered by the focus on sexual harassment gripping California politics, a long-stalled effort to extend whistleblower protections to employees of the state Capitol has taken on new life in the early days of the legislative session. The momentum is two-fold: One measure establishing such protections…

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Santa can’t fix these problems with California’s state government

Several items on my Christmas political wish list never got delivered. Maybe next year. But probably not

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Santa can’t fix these problems with California’s state government

Several items on my Christmas political wish list never got delivered. Maybe next year

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