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California Set To Give Full Health Care Benefits To Low Income Illegal Immigrants

California lawmakers released a final draft of the state’s 2020 budget late Sunday evening which would expand health care to illegal immigrants costing taxpayers nearly $100 million per year. Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached an agreement with Democrats in the state legislature to become the first state in the nation to provide full health care benefits to tens of ...

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California Gun Bill Passes Senate, Could Restrict Gun Ownership For Those With Alcohol-Related Offenses

The California Senate passed a bill Thursday that limits gun ownership for people with repeated alcohol criminal convictions. SB55, which passed by a vote of 26-10, would revoke a gun owner’s permit for 10 years if he or she is convicted of two or more misdemeanors involving drugs and drinking within a three-year period, including DUI, disorderly conduct and public ...

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Trump Administration Withholding Wildfire Assistance To California After Audit Suggests Financial Mismanagement

The Trump administration is withholding more than $9 million in wildfire assistance to California after a financial audit suggested that the state was overbilling the U.S. Forest Service for costs incurred fighting fires on federal lands. The Forest Service now wants California to provide line-item tabulations of personnel expenditures after its audit found that the state was seeking reimbursements without ...

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California Considers Spending Billions On Health Care For Illegal Immigrants

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan for government-funded health care for illegal immigrants is frugal compared to proposals by other Democratic leaders in his state. Newsom, the progressive first-term governor of California and ardent opponent of the Trump administration, wants to offer free health care services to low-income illegals between the ages of 19 and 25. The plan is estimated to ...

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Trump Strips California Of $930 Million In High-Speed Rail Funding

The Trump administration will terminate its agreement with California to fund the state’s struggling high-speed rail project, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) said Thursday. In a letter to state officials, Administrator Ronald Batory said FRA would deobligate the $928.6 million set aside for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) under a 2010 agreement. The agency will also continue to examine ...

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What Should Cal State’s New Mascot Be? School Asks After Getting Rid Of ‘Prospector Pete’

Long Beach’s California State University is set to choose another mascot after previous criticism about its origins. The university chose Prospector Pete as its mascot in the early 1940s when President Pete Peterson said he “struck the gold of education” by founding California State University, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Inclusive excellence is a core value of the Long Beach ...

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Gavin Newsom Under Pressure To End Drilling As California’s Reliance On Saudi Oil Soars

Gov. Gavin Newsom is considering restricting California’s oil industry, but doing so could make the Golden State even more reliant on foreign oil. Over nearly four decades, California went from being mostly fueled by domestic oil to mostly reliant on foreign crude, especially from Saudi Arabia. Not only does importing crude oil from Saudi Arabia mean more carbon dioxide emissions, ...

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NRA Moves To Stop Los Angeles From Forcing Contractors To Disclose Gun Group Ties

The National Rifle Association filed suit Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles to stop a requirement that contractors disclose ties to the organization as a qualification for work, according to court documents obtained by Bloomberg Law. The new law, which passed by a unanimous city council vote in February and took effect April 1, requires city vendors to disclose ...

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Minimum Wage Hikes Are Costing California Jobs, Study Says

California’s minimum wage increase has cost the state thousands of jobs worth of growth in the state’s booming restaurant industry, according to a recent study by the University of California Riverside. California passed a bill in 2016 to bring the state’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour. For businesses with more than 25 employees, the state’s minimum wage rose ...

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United States Files Lawsuit Against California for Failure to Comply With California Environmental Quality Act

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) today filed civil actions, in both federal and state court, against the California State Water Resources Control Board for failing to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). On Dec. 12, 2018, the California State Water Resources Control Board (the Board) approved and adopted amendments to the ...

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Proposed Embarcadero Waterfront Homeless Shelter Not A Treat For San Francisco Residents

The Port Commission of San Francisco is set to approve a prime Embarcadero waterfront location for what will be the largest homeless shelter in the city. The facility, called a “SAFE Navigation Center,” will house at least 200 people and provide comprehensive social services for the area’s homeless, including care for pets and access to storage. “SAFE” stands for “Shelter ...

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San Jose Police Sergeant Speaks Out Against Sanctuary State Laws After Woman’s Death

San Jose Police Sgt. Paul Kelly spoke out against sanctuary state laws on “Fox & Friends” Thursday after an illegal immigrant stabbed a 59-year-old woman to death in California. Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza was a known gang member who allegedly killed Bambi Larson in her own home on Feb. 28. ICE had issued nine detention orders for Carranza, but each request was ignored by ...

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Five Educators Sue California Teachers’ Union For Mandatory Dues Collection

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Five educators sued the California Teachers Association Monday for mandatory collection of dues. The teachers are represented by San Francisco lawyer Harmeet Dhillon and conservative think tank Freedom Foundation in Washington state, The Associated Press reported. “These dues are a negative financial impact to a lot of teachers who live in the Bay Area where there is a high cost ...

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Trump Will Strip California Of Its Ability To Regulate CO2 From Cars

The Trump administration is done trying to negotiate with California, and will move forward with plans to revoke the state of its authority to set tougher fuel efficiency standards. “At this point, we have to move to finalize,” Andrew Wheeler, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stated in a Monday interview with the Washington Examiner. “We don’t have time ...

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