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More Californians would support CA secession

  More Californians — but slightly fewer Americans — would support the Golden State’s withdrawal from the Union, according to a new poll feeding attention around a nascent movement to achieve a lawful, peaceful secession. “About 32 percent of Californians

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New CA bills push “fake news” education

  In the wake of a turbulent election season and a disturbing new study on the credulity of many political news consumers, a handful of California legislators have put forward new bills designed to ensure the state’s public schools make students

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Hearings begin on constitutionality of California cap and trade

  In an uncertain political landscape, cap and trade in California faced a fresh hurdle as hearings began before an appeals court over the constitutional legitimacy of the regime.  “A long-running lawsuit filed by the California Chamber of Commerce seeks to

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California bill would ban driving while high

  Amid a patchwork landscape of laws and enforcement, California legislators eyed a new bill that would ban getting high behind the wheel. Joined by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced Senate Bill 65 to address an

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Rep. Darrell Issa leads bipartisan push for visa reform

  With contending pieces of legislation now up for consideration in Congress, California has returned to the national spotlight on one of the most contentious immigration issues — special visas granted by the federal government to attract foreign talent. Long critiqued

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CA Democrats spend $90M in same-party races

A new report tallying the costs of running against members of your own party revealed that Golden State Democrats spent big in 2016 on races without a Republican. This year, “Democrats raised or spent a total of $90.8 million on same-party

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Demographers eye no-growth future for California

  Driven by rising out-migration and falling birth rates, California’s population growth has stalled, leading analysts to consider a possible forecast of a so-called “no-growth” period in the future. Although Americans nationwide have been flooding south and west for years,

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California sales tax dips, but tax burden rises

  “Four years ago, voters approved Proposition 30, which raised the income tax significantly on the wealthiest Californians and raised the sales tax a tiny bit on everyone,” Capital Public Radio recently recalled. “That quarter-of-a-cent increase equated to paying an additional $0.01 on

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Added workplace regulation for the new year

  A new round of targeted workplace regulations passed over the course of 2016 will take effect in the coming year, with some slated to come into law the minute the clock strikes 2017.  Wage rules First, Golden State businesses

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Gun sales spike before California law hits

  Unwilling to be locked out of the gun cabinet by Sacramento Democrats, California residents have pushed gun purchases up to record numbers, leaving latecomers to the trend in the lurch. But as the state Legislature added fresh restrictions, developments

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