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All The Way With NPP

Seth M.M. Stodder | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Seth M.M. Stodder

Why should America's political system be immune to this wave of innovation?

Fracking Bill Passes State Assembly

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

(Adds comment by Governor Brown spokesman saying he will sign bill) By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - ...

Hate Speech, Islam and Israel

David Moshman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
David Moshman

Free speech is indeed a universal value, but the urge to restrict objectionable speech is equally universal. We can have as much freedom for ourselves as we're willing to have for each other.

Immigration Showdown in California: Governor Brown and His TRUST Issues

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We must fix our nation's broken immigration system in ways that make sense for our economy and safety and respects the dignity of all immigrant communities.

California State Assembly Seeks to Stifle Debate on Israel

Stephen Zunes | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Stephen Zunes

The California State Assembly has just passed a bipartisan resolution by voice vote which constitutes a serious attack on academic freedom and the rights of students and faculty to raise awareness about human rights abuses by U.S.-backed governments.

Assembly Bill 5: A Giant Step Back for Teacher Evaluation in Los Angeles

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 10.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

The lightning speed at which our infamously slow state legislature is trying to pass a statewide teacher evaluation framework can only mean one thing -- lawmakers don't want anyone to understand what's really in there.

Elise Foley

California Lawmakers Move Forward With Fight Against Immigration Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Opponents of the controversial immigration enforcement program Secure Communities won a small but significant victory on Tuesday when a California Sta...

California Assembly's Choice: Statewide Guidance for Medical Cannabis or Continued Costly Chaos

Steph Sherer | Posted 07.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Steph Sherer

For the health and comfort of ill patients, for the sanity of local bureaucrats, and to reduce the costs of legal uncertainty to city and state government, California needs sensible, statewide regulation of medical marijuana.

State Assembly Extends Tax Breaks For Filming

AP | ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The state Assembly voted Tuesday to extend incentives for California's entertainment industry for five more years, approvin...

Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown: On Budget Cuts and the Lanterman Act

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chantal Sicile-Kira

What is the point of a Lanterman Act -- which is civil rights legislation for those with developmental disabilities -- if there are no monies to enact and protect these civil rights?

Surprised Political Legend

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

An irrepressible visionary housed in a levelheaded package, Ferial Masry is the progressively Democratic candidate for her 2/3 white, majority Republican district.

California Assembly Modifies Law Seeking To Cure Gays

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have voted to modify a decades-old law that classifies gays as sexual deviants and calls for research ...

Resolution Honoring Boy Scouts FAILS In California Assembly

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Assembly is often divided on many of the big issues of the day -- taxes, gay marriage, the Boy Scouts... That's right, the Boy Scouts of America g...

California Picks First Openly Gay Assembly Speaker

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly has picked its first openly gay speaker. Assembly Democrats on Thursday unanimously backed John Pere...

COP 15: Cities, States, Grassroots Transform Nopenhagen to Hopenhagen

Nancy Skinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Skinner

This is the 11th international negotiation I've attended. For the first time every major emitting country came to the table with commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Ex-Assemblyman Allegedly Runs Over Parking Lot Attendant

latimes.com | Bettina Boxall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles attorney Walter Karabian, a former majority leader of the state Assembly, was arrested Saturday afternoon after he allegedly ran over a pa...

California Candidates Aim To Tap Anti-Sacramento Anger

Sacramento Bee | Jack Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

With a record low number of Californians 13 percent giving the Legislature their approval in the latest Field Poll, next year's elections promise to ...

California Assembly Passes Education Reform Bills

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly on Tuesday passed two landmark education-reform bills that will give parents and state officials br...

Animal Anti-Cruelty Legislation Awaits Governor's Action

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pedro Nava

There is an uncontroverted link between animal abuse and domestic violence, elder abuse, and child abuse. Animal abusers have little respect for human life.

Assemblyman Apologizes For Comments About Spanking Lobbyists

Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

California state assemblyman Michael Duvall has issued an apology for having a lewd and lascivious conversation that was picked up by a hot mic during...

Two Parades. Two Coasts. One Hope.

Karen Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Bass

Just as Martin Luther King's dream could not have endured if it was his alone, President Obama's hope and promise can't endure if we don't help shoulder the burden.