Despite liberal California Legislature, Chamber of Commerce kills most ‘job-killer’ bills

[Source: The Mercury News] From all appearances, the California Legislature’s 2017 session was one of the most liberal – or progressive, as liberals prefer to say – in the state’s history. In fact, legislative leaders such as Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon are saying as much. However, despite the overall left-of-center tone to the session that ended last week, the California Chamber of Read More…

Angry that Scott Pruitt pulls agents off of environmental investigations for his security detail?

[Source: Washington Examiner] Scott Pruitt is under fire, this time for trying to stay safe. Because the EPA chief requires 24/7 security, according to a new Washington Post report, the agency has pulled agents from environmental investigations to serve on his security detail. There is an obvious solution to this staffing problem. End the demonization Read More…

California lawmakers make key decisions on environment, infrastructure

[Source: ABC 10News] California lawmakers are wrapping up their year with key decisions that came early Saturday morning. The most notable piece of legislation was a “sanctuary state” bill that would limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. It will now be considered by Governor Jerry Brown, who announced his support after the top state Senate Read More…

Air regulators cite Russian consulate in San Francisco after mysterious illegal burning

[Source: The Mercury News] After the mysterious burning of materials at the Russian consulate on the eve of its closure earlier this month, Bay Area air quality investigators Tuesday formally cited the foreign government agency for violating burn restrictions, according to an official. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued the Notice of Violation Read More…