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Desal can mitigate California’s water woes

January 21, 2014 By Joseph Perkins. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy dedicated the nation’s first saline water conversion plant. A public-private partnership between U.S. Department of Interior and Dow Chemical, the Freeport, Texas plant converted seawater from the Gulf of Mexico into 1 million gallons a day of fresh water. “No water resources program,” said Kennedy, “is of greater long-range importance than o...

Goal of online tobacco sales ban: more state tax revenue

January 20, 2014 By John Hrabe. California may be considered a technology pioneer, but at least one state lawmaker wants to put the brakes on a growing segment of the online retail market. Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, has introduced a measure to ban online sales of all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. Dickinson says the bill, Assembly Bill 1500, would help state regulato...

2nd Amendment groups fight CA gun-control laws in court

January 20, 2014 By John Hrabe. As fast as California lawmakers can write new gun-control laws, Second Amendment groups are challenging them in court. buy definition essay Earlier this month, a state senator, who has expressed support for racial profiling of ammunition sales, introduced legislation to require background checks and gun registration for weapons assembled at home. Senate Bill 808, authored by Sen. K...

Democratic lawmakers again kill work flex bill

January 17, 2014 By Dave Roberts. In what has become an annual tradition in Sacramento, Democratic legislators have killed a bill to provide more flexibility in the hours that employees work. “Assembly Bill 907 would have allowed Californians to work more than eight hours in a day without overtime in exchange for additional time off,” said the bill’s author, Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway of Tulare, in...
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