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SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker’s decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats in Congress. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago leads a … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives last year, the first full year after a law made the option legal. The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs in 2017, but not everyone used them. The law allows … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  | Judge appears skeptical of Trump suit against California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration’s key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants, questioning the scope of federal power over immigration during a lengthy court hearing on Wednesday. Judge John Mendez warned at the end of the roughly five-hour session during … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif.  | Judge appears skeptical of Trump suit against California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Judge disputes California aimed to hinder border enforcement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A U.S. judge said Wednesday that he was not convinced California enacted protections for immigrants in the country illegally in an effort to interfere with federal immigration enforcement — potentially undercutting a key argument by the Trump administration in its lawsuit seeking to block three state laws. The laws instead appeared to … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Judge disputes California aimed to hinder border enforcement

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislation that was billed as one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, leading the author to repudiate what he called a “mutilated” bill. The legislation has been closely watched by energetic net neutrality advocates, who quickly denounced … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry. The legislation would require feature film and television projects that apply for the credits, which are assigned based … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Big hurdles for bold push to split California into 3 states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, but the entire nation. The “Cal 3” initiative is driven by venture capitalist Tim Draper, who has tried and failed in the … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Big hurdles for bold push to split California into 3 states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Bold California initiative to split state in 3 faces hurdles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, but the entire nation. The “Cal 3” initiative is driven by venture capitalist Tim Draper, who has tried and failed in … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Bold California initiative to split state in 3 faces hurdles