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ICE seeks to defy intent of state law on detention centers

Democratic lawmakers are harshly criticizing the Trump administration’s attempt to defy the intent of a new state law banning privately run prisons and detention centers. On Oct. 11, when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 32, liberal activists rejoiced. Private

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9 Assembly Democrats opposed 100% renewable energy bill

The California Legislature’s adoption of Senate Bill 100 – committing the state to have an electricity grid powered by 100 percent renewable energy in 2045 – was billed by Sen. Kevin De León, D-Los Angeles, (pictured) as another landmark triumph for the

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 24

Environmentalists get big win Cap and trade auction falls flat … again Lawmakers can’t commit to police body cameras Daylight savings time safe for now Recreational pot = big money for the state Good morning. Happy hump day.  Speaking of

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Survey: Californians support state’s environmental laws, could do more

Californians think the state could do more and spend more to clean up the environment, according to a new poll. According to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday, a majority of Californians support government efforts to improve the

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New reports shine light on opaque carbon tax program

As fast as California drivers will spend an extra $2 billion at the pump this year to fund the controversial cap-and-trade program, state lawmakers are finding ways to use it, according to two reports released Thursday. Cap and trade was implemented by a state regulatory

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NFIB opposes four Sacramento bills

Here’s the analysis of four pieces of legislation in the California State Assembly and Senate by the National Federation of Independent Business California. The NFIB opposes all four bills. These bills were introduced by Democratic legislators. Assembly Bill 464: Transaction and use taxes: maximum combined

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Court Dishes Overdue Justice to CARB 0

MARCH 23, 2011 In the matters of public relations and legislative maneuvering, Mary Nichols is a very smart woman. She has been the chairman of the California Air Resources Board (CARB, or sometimes just ARB) under both Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger

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AB32ifornia 2

Katy Grimes has up a great new article demystifying Prop. 23, which would reverse AB 32 (much as the numbers are reversed). My prediction is that Prop. 23 will fail, something like 52-48. Its failure then will crash the economy. The

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