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  • Hell and High Water: Northern California Is Besieged Again

    07/10/2017 11:24:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KCBD ^ | Monday, July 10th 2017
    With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey's year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California. Wilsey returned to his ranch home in Oroville on Monday, relieved to learn it had been spared by the wildfire, just as he had stayed clear of troubles brought on by a damaged spillway at a nearby dam five months ago. "I don't know what's worse - fire, or water - it's a toss-up," Wilsey, 53, told The Associated Press after returning to his home on Monday afternoon.
  • California files more charges against antiabortion activists

    07/08/2017 1:49:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | July 7, 2015
    State prosecutors have filed new, more specific invasion-of-privacy charges against two antiabortion activists for secretly recording conversations at national meetings of abortion providers, after a San Francisco judge dismissed most of the initial charges. David Daleiden, leader of a group called the Center for Medical Progress, and an employee, Sandra Merritt, posed as fetal researchers to gain entry to the conventions of the National Abortion Federation in San Francisco in 2014 and Baltimore in 2015. The two said afterward they had been acting as investigative journalists to expose alleged plots by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to sell fetal...
  • California Democrats are apparently suing some college Republicans for being Republicans

    07/08/2017 7:52:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 8, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Do you recall that little dust-up out in California over the massive new gas tax they passed? It resulted in a recall effort to remove freshman state senator Josh Newman from office, along with a petition to repeal the tax hike. That prompted state Democrats to circle the wagons, going so far as to change the rules to make it much harder to gather the required signatures to recall any legislator. Normally that would be a dicey move in most other states because the same rules would be used against them, but hey… this is California. The Democrats control pretty...
  • California, Virginia Refuse To Cooperate With Trump Voter Fraud Probe

    06/29/2017 5:37:50 PM PDT · by BAW · 75 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 6-29-2017 | Sam Levine
    California and Virginia on Thursday refused to comply with a request from President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission to provide personal information about registered voters. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in a statement that Trump’s voter fraud commission’s request of personal voting data on every American voter “is a waste of taxpayer money” that aims to ratify a false claim that millions voted illegally. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the probe “politically motivated and silly.” California, which had more than 19.4 million registered voters as of February, was the first state to announce it will not comply with...
  • California no longer will suspend driver's licenses for traffic fines

    06/29/2017 12:39:53 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/29/17 | AP
    Californians no longer will face losing their driver's licenses because of unpaid traffic fines starting next month. Gov. Jerry Brown said the punishment doesn't help the state collect unpaid fines and can send low-income people into a cycle of job losses and more poverty.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs $125 billion state budget without a veto

    06/27/2017 3:19:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/27/17 | Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $125 billion state budget Tuesday, stamping his official approval on a package of bills his office negotiated with Democratic leaders and then ushered through a Democratic-controlled Legislature. Brown signed the budget without a news conference or a single line-item veto. This was the second consecutive year that Brown did not use his authority to change the budget passed by the Legislature. Prior to that, the last time a governor did not veto a single item in the state budget was the 1982-83 budget, when Brown was then governor as well. California is taking...
  • CalExit is Dead in Name Only

    06/25/2017 5:30:06 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 22 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 6.25.2017 | David Blackmon
    The whole CalExit secession movement might be dead for the time being, but Californias radical leftist political class remains intent on separating their state from the rest of the U.S. in every way imaginable. Despite being so near insolvency that Governor Jerry Brown has had to beg the federal government for massive monetary assistance no fewer than four times during the first half of 2017, the states Attorney General, the execrable Xavier Becerra, announced on Friday that he was adding four more states to Californias own travel ban. This travel ban prevents state employees from traveling to other states in...
  • Remember that California single payer plan? Yeah never mind.

    06/24/2017 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 24, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this month we reported that California was in a bit of a quandary. They were bound and determined to have a single payer health plan for their citizens no matter what the Republicans wanted to do on the national level. And by golly, they got a plan put together in the state legislature and moved it out of committee, despite the fact that it was going to cost more than the total GDP of the state. Then it made it out onto the floor of the Assembly. As Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection tells us, the cold light of...
  • Jerry Browns Appointed Panel Votes to Make Him Highest-Paid Governor

    06/21/2017 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is currently the longest-serving governor in California history, and will soon enjoy the distinction of being the highest paid governor in the country after a 3% pay raise. According to an article by My MotherLode, a Gold Country newspaper, the governors pay will go from around $190,000 to $196,000[and] Jerry Brown will become the highest paid Governor in the country. Pennsylvania currently pays its governor just over $193,000. Unlike Jerry Brown, however, Pennsylvanias Gov. Tom Wolf, also a Democrat, does not accept any salary. The Sacramento Bee reports that every state politician will receive a similar...
  • Lawmakers, Jerry Brown Get Another Pay Raise

    06/19/2017 11:58:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 06/19/17 | Christopher Cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown and state politicians will receive a 3 percent pay hike starting in December, their fifth raise in as many years as Californias budget picture continues to improve. The raises, approved Monday by the California Citizens Compensation Commission, come on top the 4 percent salary increases that kicked in late last year. Browns pay will climb from $190,102 to $195,805, while rank-and-file lawmakers will go from $104,117 to $107,240. Salaries for other statewide politicians like Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Treasurer John Chiang also will rise. The raises, which came amid five years of...
  • California Cover UpBillions to Prop Up Collapsing Pension System

    05/23/2017 10:12:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    California Political Review ^ | May 22, 2017 | Stephen Frank
    Guv Brown is going to loan $6 billion from a previously unknown slush fund to keep CalPERS doors open. That is after he GIVES then $500 million, so they can keep sending out checks. This is an economic disaster for the people of Californiaand another reason to leave for a Free State beofre your family finances are destroyed. ... employees dont share in the cost of Unfunded Liabilities. 100% of that cost falls on citizens, whose services get crowded out and taxes get raised to pay off the liabilities. Jerry Brown proposes to borrow from a citizen-funded restricted fund to...
  • Jerry Brown: California Taxpayers are Freeloaders

    05/19/2017 12:13:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    California Governor Jerry Brown referred to taxpayers as freeloaders last week for objecting to his new gas tax and car fee hikes. The freeloaders Ive had enough of them They have a president that doesnt tell the truth and theyre following suit, he said. Brown was speaking in Orange County, defending State Assembly newcomer Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who is facing a recall effort after voting for Browns new transportation taxes in April. The new tax raises existing gas taxes already among the highest in the nation by 12 cents per gallon, with higher taxes on diesel,...
  • California Battles Trump as Gov. Brown Seeks Federal Help for Bullet Train

    05/19/2017 8:22:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/19/2017 | Rod Kackley
    While the California attorney general pleads for more state funding to battle the Trump administration in court and the legislature extends a $25,000 monthly contract to bring the top legal minds of Eric Holders law firm to bear against the White House; Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is asking President Trump for help with Californias high-speed train project. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) told a Senate Budget Subcommittee on May 4 his office needs more money to continue fighting Trumps executive orders. Becerra, who took office in January, has already filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an Interior...
  • Construction stocks could rally as California's $52 billion roads plan clears major hurdle

    04/27/2017 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jeff Daniels
    California's $54 billion plan to fix roads and fund highway improvements cleared a major hurdle late Thursday, passing in the state legislature and setting the stage for what could become a massive spending spree. Positive comments last week from analysts about the state transportation plan sent shares of several construction-related companies sharply higher. Some of them continued to trend higher this week and with passage in both houses of the legislature it's possible they could rally Friday. Analysts have suggested beneficiaries of the state spending could include Summit Materials, a construction materials producer, and AECOM, an engineering firm. Summit's stock...
  • Jerry Brown's Crumbling Road Show and Legislative Circus

    04/10/2017 9:17:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/10/17 | Katy Grimes
    The left must destroy California in order to transform her into a socialist state Democrats just passed the largest gas tax increase in California history. The deal is so bad they needed $1 Billion in payola to buy enough votes to pass it. And shamefully, only 60 percent of the gas tax collected from SB 1, authored by Democrat Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose), will actually be used for road maintenance and repairs. Environmentalists got plenty of taxpayer-funded payola as well including money for more public transit, and for walking and bicycling projects. SB 1 does nothing to relieve traffic...
  • Republican Backed Jerry Browns Gas Tax for $400 Million Pork Project

    04/09/2017 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart. ^ | 9 Apr 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Los Angeles Times reported early Sunday morning that Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders in the state legislature made $1 billion in side deals to ensure the passage of a 12-cent hike in the state gasoline tax last week. ... One of the more prominent deals was the one that secured the vote of State Sen. Anthony Canella (R-Ceres), who was the only Republican in either chamber to support the measure, which includes raised fees at the Department of Motor Vehicles. That side deal turns out to have been the costliest of all, amounting to $400 million in pork...
  • Donald Trump Declares California a Major Disaster

    04/03/2017 9:38:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Donald Trump approved a declaration of a major disaster in California over the weekend, freeing up federal funds for flood relief in several rural counties in response to requests from Governor Jerry Brown and local residents. In a press release on Sunday, the White House stated: Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides during the period of February 1 to February 23, 2017. Federal funding is available...
  • Governor Brown's zero sum mentality

    04/02/2017 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/2/17 | Jerry Todd
    The following brief letter was addressed by California resident and Coach's Team contributor Jerry Todd to State Assemblyman Vince Fong. The content is self-explanatory, just like the mindless, liberal lunacy still embraced by Gov. Jerry Moonbeam Brown. Vince Fong California State Assembly District 34 Dear Vince, "In his veto message of a series of tax-reduction bills last September, Gov. Jerry Brown explained that tax breaks are the same as new spending they both cost the general fund money. He said such measures should be on the table during budget negotiations, so that all spending proposals are weighed against each...
  • Heres how much Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise the gas tax to fix crumbling roads (GAG!)

    03/30/2017 11:11:51 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 03/29/2017 | AP Staff
    Californias governor and legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed raising $52 billion to fix the states roads through a big gasoline tax increase, higher car registration fees and a charge on emission-free vehicles. The 10-year plan would boost gasoline excise taxes for the first time in more than two decades, raising them 12 cents per gallon a 43 percent increase. The tax would rise automatically with inflation. For the first time, owners of zero emission vehicles would pay a $100 annual fee because they use public roads but dont pay gasoline taxes that fund highway maintenance. The plan also includes...
  • Poll: California rallies around Jerry Brown, eager to battle Trump (Moonbeam II at 62%)

    03/30/2017 12:01:02 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 38 replies
    Politi-crap ^ | 2-10-17 | David Siders
    Less than three weeks into Donald Trumps presidency, Gov. Jerry Brown has never been more popular, and nearly two-thirds of adults in the nations most populous state want California to go its own way on climate change and immigration, according to a new poll. The poll, released late Thursday by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California, comes amid intensifying conflict between Trump and heavily Democratic California. State lawmakers are fast-tracking legislation to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation, and they have hired Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general, to help prepare for potential litigation against the Trump administration on...