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Immigrant Release Could Ease CA Jail Overcrowding

January 11, 2013 By admin. Jan. 11, 2013 By Dave Roberts California generally remains more open to immigration than other states. But it still faces a problem of what to do with immigrants who are suspects in serious crimes. This has been made more complicated by California’s 2011 budget realignment process, which has been transferring inmates from state prisons to county jails. Many of these inmates are i...

Gov. Brown’s new budget seeks to equalize the unequal

January 10, 2013 By admin. Jan. 10, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- Many in the state refer to the annual California governor's January budget proposal as fantasy. Gov. Jerry Brown did not disappoint today as he presented his budget -- "balanced and fair," according to Brown, and a way to equalize the unequal. "I want to advance the progressive agenda, but with the amount of money available," Brown said durin...

Federal courts throw out excessive storm water regulations

January 9, 2013 By admin. Jan. 9, 2013  By Wayne Lusvardi The expression “don't throw the baby out with the bathwater” means avoiding throwing something out that is good when trying to get rid of something bad.  In two separate recent California court cases dealing with attempts to expand the definition of storm water as polluted water, federal courts have thrown out the bad definitions and kept the essen...

Lawmakers calling Gov. Brown’s bluff on Prop. 30 revenues

January 8, 2013 By admin. Jan. 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes On the first day of the new legislative session on Monday, two Republican lawmakers wasted no time introducing legislation to add some necessary spending restrictions to Proposition 30. Passed by California voters in November, Prop. 30 increased the income tax on individuals with income of $250,000 or more, and upped the sales tax on everybody in the sta...
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