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Labor and trade unions oppose CA lead ammo ban

September 19, 2013 By Katy Grimes. A controversial bill to ban traditional lead ammunition in California by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, passed both houses of the Legislature last week. But according to representatives of labor and trade unions, animal rights activists pressured Rendon and lawmakers to ignore science while turning a deaf ear to voters. Assembly Bill 711 passed largely because of concern ove...

Don't tell Mom the babysitter's unionized

December 14, 2012
September 18, 2013 By Katy Grimes. If Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has his way, your babysitter soon could join a union and cost you a lot more. The San Francisco Democrat has authored several domestic-worker unionization bills that have been vetoed by California governors. Now he's back with Assembly Bill 241, which just passed both houses of the Legislature and is awaiting a signature or veto from Gov. Jerry Brow...

California blinks in Tahoe dispute

Lake Tahoe Godfather II
September 18, 2013 By Adam O'Neal. Since California and Texas are large and populous states controlled by different parties with nearly polar opposite political ideologies, pundits are fond of comparing the two. After all, different policies for taxation, education, regulation and myriad other issues have resulted in two different states. Beyond comparisons, those differences also lead to outright competition. Perhaps ...

Sacramento's Convention Center money pit

September 17, 2013 By Katy Grimes. The Sacramento Convention Center is living proof that even if you build it, they don’t come. Despite insistence from Convention Center officials that the center is an economic driver, a new report shows quite the opposite; the convention center is an economic sinkhole. That sucking sound coming from the downtown is $16 million in annual losses over a 10-year period, and cumulativ...
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