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Gov. Brown signs gender bathroom bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1266, by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, which would require a student to be permitted to use the male or female bathrooms and locker rooms in public schools, based on the student’s gender self-identification. With the

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Obamacare enforcers reject Obamacare

Riddle me this, Batman: the Obamacare health plan is so bad, even its IRS enforcers don’t want to give up their existing federal health plans for the new Obamacare plan. The National Treasury Employees Union wants its members to be

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‘Mayor Steinberg’ a disaster-in-waiting for Sacramento 2

July 10, 2013 By Katy Grimes Sacramento’s City Council has historically been a revolving door into state politics. Do the names Phil Isenberg, Bob Matsui, Debra Ortiz, Lloyd Connelly, Darrell Steinberg, and Dave Jones, ring a bell? Each of these

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CA senator seeks to coerce Boy Scouts, other nonprofits 18

July 9, 2013 By Katy Grimes Government should not be in the business of dictating the policies and religious convictions of private groups and charities. But that is exactly what one California lawmaker is attempting. Senate Bill 323 by Sen.

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Don’t take your guns to San Fran town 18

July 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes Touting “community values” and the need to reduce crime, Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, wants the Crossroads of the West gun show tossed out of the Cow Palace in South San Francisco. But a

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Assemblyman’s bill addresses NSA surveillance 5

July 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes Life in America would be far different if at the end of every day you had to report in to a federal government agency where you had been, who you met with and talked

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CA Legislature passes slew of ‘Gunmageddon’ bills

June 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Call it “Gunmageddon.” The many anti-gun bills moving through the legislature would severely restrict gun ownership and use in California. A major one is Assembly Bill 48 by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. It passed

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On gun shows and leisure suits… 3

May 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes What do leisure suits and gun shows have in common? More than you might think. It turns out that some members of the California Senate don’t particularly like either. But I’ll bet in this

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CA global warming is big business for government 18

April 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes Just when Californians thought implementation of the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act couldn’t get any worse, it is. AB 32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, and SB 375, the sustainable communities companion

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Ammo tax would cost more than the ammo 14

April 17, 2013 By Katy Grimes The recent mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is the motivation behind the overwhelming number of gun-control measures moving rapidly through the state Legislature. One of these bills, AB 760,

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