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Proposals would make it easier for youth to vote

January 29, 2014 By Katy Grimes. Democrats are pushing new legislation to make it easier for young people to vote. Given that young people in California register 2-to-1 for Democrats over Republicans, the bills could make Democrats even more dominant and accelerate Republicans' waning power. Senate Bill 113 is by state Sen. Hanna-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would pre-register high school students to vote ...

State Sen. Rod Wright convicted of perjury, voter fraud

State Sen. Rod Wright convicted of perjury, voter fraud
January 29, 2014 By John Hrabe. State Senator Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, has been found guilty on eight counts of felony voter fraud, perjury and filing a false declaration of candidacy. The jury of nine women and three men, which began deliberating last Friday, sided with prosecutors who had argued that Wright never lived in the 25th Senate District, which he was elected to represent. The Los Angeles District Atto...

Drought War: GOP and Dems in fight over CA water policy

Drought War: GOP and Dems in fight over CA water policy
January 29, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi. Call it the Drought War. Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is fighting with three Republican U.S. representatives over water policy in this parched state. On Jan. 17, Minority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare and Rep. David Valadao of Hanford sent a joint letter on the drought to Feinstein. The letter inquired about her solutions to the cu...

Bill to save beach bonfires passes Assembly

January 28, 2014 By Katy Grimes. For many state residents, roasting marshmallows over a beach fire ring is as Californian as surfing and the Beach Boys. Yet in recent years the rings have come under fire for producing smoke and noise. The California Assembly voted unanimously Monday to keep control of the fire rings with local cities. The vote countered restrictions on the fire rings imposed last year by the Southern...
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