Category: Legislature News

Becerra Trashes Trump at State A.G. Confirmation Hearing

Becerra Trashes Trump at State A.G. Confirmation Hearing

SACRAMENTO—A state Assembly committee voted along party lines Tuesday to recommend that Democratic U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra be confirmed as California’s 33rd attorney general. The 6-3 vote followed a friendly, two-hour hearing in which the 12-term congressman from Los Angeles took measured jabs at President-elect Donald Trump and his proposals on...

Prop. 13 Report from Legislative Analyst Elicits Mixed Reactions

Prop. 13 Report from Legislative Analyst Elicits Mixed Reactions

Two weeks ago, the California Legislative Analyst released a report entitled “Common Claims About Proposition 13.” On balance, the report was a (mostly) objective view about California’s landmark property tax reduction measure. As the title of the report implies, there are many claims about Prop. 13, what it does and...

California Legislative Spending Rampage Continues

California Legislative Spending Rampage Continues

Posted by Katy Grimes If there is any doubt that this Democrat-controlled Legislature is on a spending rampage, take a look at the legislation below currently blowing through the Assembly and Senate. Senators Leno, de Leon, Wolk, Hernandez All Democrat-authored bills AB 1770 (Asm. Luis Alejo) makes non-citizens who are...

Legislature Returns to Action in August: What to Watch For

Legislature Returns to Action in August: What to Watch For

By Matt Fleming August is sure to be a busy month in Sacramento, as legislators fight to get their priorities passed before the legislative session ends on August 31. While a large number of bills will be debated, there are four things to watch for: Environment With the political backing of...

Bill Would Allow Illegal Immigrants Access to Obamacare in CA

Bill Would Allow Illegal Immigrants Access to Obamacare in CA

By James Poulos State Democrats forged ahead with legislation designed to fill out Covered California’s enrollment ranks with unlawful and undocumented immigrants. Following the state Senate, the Assembly has “passed a measure that would remove a critical barrier to Covered California and allow all Californians to access the state health insurance...