Posts Tagged ‘rights’

Legislature targets BB guns

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

SACRAMENTO -- Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed 11 gun control bills into law and vetoed seven. More gun bills are on the firing line this year -- even banning some BB guns. On Jan. 28, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 199, by state Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles. The vote was 23...

Can liberty in America be saved in 2014?

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

What will Liberty look like in 2014? And no, it's not a car. Liberty is something we often hear about, but isn't exactly a topic of discussion at dinner parties. If we don't really know what liberty is, how will we know when it is taken away, or if it is being taken away? Unfortunately, it...

Fair share politics and universal preschool

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

A national non-profit organization which promotes "progressive values" plans to deliver 1,000 petition signatures today to U.S. Rep. Ami Bera's district office today in Rancho Cordova, calling for Congress to pass the "Start Strong for America's Children Act." California Fair Share is calling fo...

Referendum advances to repeal bathroom bill

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Organized and run by Privacy for All Students, a potential  referendum, if approved by California voters, would repeal AB 1266, commonly known as the transgender school bathroom bill. By Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, AB 1266's language says "that a pupil be permitted to participate ...

Gerawan Farming workers win right to vote on union contract

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Gerawan Farming workers just won a huge battle against the United Farm Workers -- they are finally going to get the chance to vote on whether or not to allow the UFW to represent workers or to send the UFW packing. Twice the workers have asked for an election, and both times the California Agri...

New dose of Obamacare pain arriving by mail

Monday, October 7th, 2013

After nearly four years of covering the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as "Obamacare," it's hard not to laugh at a story today in the San Jose Mercury News about two San Francisco Bay Area Obama voters who are shocked at the increased cost of their health care. "Cindy Vin...

State game wardens oppose lead ammo ban

Friday, October 4th, 2013

There are more than a dozen gun-control bills sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, awaiting his signature or veto. Brown has been uncharacteristically quiet about his stance on gun control. Noticing Brown's silence, the association representing active and retired state fish and game ward...

FPPC imposes regulation on political bloggers

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The California Fair Political Practices Commission just ruled this week to require campaign committees to report to the State who they pay to post "favorable or unfavorable" content on blogs, social media or online videos, on their campaign finance statements. [caption id="attachment_50190" alig...

CA’s 14 anti-gun bills target legal gun owners

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Criminals don’t register their guns with authorities. Despite this indisputable fact, the California Legislature recently passed 14 gun control bills, taking aim at citizens who legally own guns. California lawmakers are ignoring the historic recall last week of two Colorado state legislat...

Boy Scouts and youth groups safe from CA lawmakers… for now

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- A bill to strip the Boy Scouts of their tax exemption has been shelved… for now. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, decided Thursday to sideline his bill to eliminate the tax-exempt status of nonprofit youth groups that do not allow gay members. The “Youth Equality Bill,”...