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President Obama calls for strict open-Internet rules

In a statement released by the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama gave Net Neutrality a push, by urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to claim authority over Web service in a manner similar to the regulation of telecom companies.

Calling for strict open-Internet... read more

Gun Rights Group pushes for concealed-carry handguns at North Carolina Fair

A gun rights advocacy group and three gun owners have requested Wake County Superior Court to allow concealed weapons at the State Fair. Many states allow concealed-carry handguns at state fairs. The gun rights group Grass Roots North Carolina has urged that permit holders should be allowed to... read more

California Lawmakers delay the special incentives bill for Tesla’s Gigafactory

California lawmakers adjourned their 2013-2014 session last Saturday without taking any action on the proposed legislation to provide Tesla Motors with certain incentives to attract the electric car manufacturer to setup its $5 billion battery factory in the Golden State.

An action by the... read more

Supreme Court could review Obamacare subsidy case

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has filed a petition with the Supreme Court for review of Obamacare. The non-profit, CEI has questioned if the federal government can subsidize healthcare for millions of Americans.

This is not the first time Obamacare has faced tough questions.... read more

California to get $200 million as part of Citigroup’s $7 billion mortgage settlement

California will receive a share of the roughly $7 billion that Citigroup has agreed to pay to settle federal claims regarding the sale of toxic mortgages during the housing boom ahead of the 2008 economic crisis.

Reaching a settlement with the U. S. Department of Justice and five states,... read more

California lawmakers to visit Central American countries

A group of California lawmakers led by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will pay a visit to Central American countries next week to learn about the challenges that have created immigration crisis for the U. S.

Rhys Williams, spokesperson for Steinberg, announced that Steinberg... read more

Local authorities poised to slap water wasters with hefty fines

Struggling to conserve water in the midst of third consecutive parched summer, California is poised to slap water wasters with hefty fines of up to $500 per day.

Under emergency water conservation rules that the California Water Resources Control Board will consider next week, drenching... read more

Only one unit of IUOE granted salary hike

While all bargaining units affiliated with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) started contract negotiations with the government in order to get significant hikes in salaries for their members, only one unit achieved the goal.

Just like many other unions, IUOE units 3,... read more

Lawmakers call for refugee status for undocumented minor migrants

A group of Latino California lawmakers on Tuesday toured an emergency shelter for undocumented, unaccompanied minor migrants in Ventura County, and urged President Obama to consider refugee status for the children.

Members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, including Sen.... read more

White House Sets up Task Force to Tackle Decline of Honey Bees

Owing to a number of factors, including weather, diseases and pesticides, honey bee population in the US is on the decline since last winter. Now, the White House has developed a task force that will deal with dwindling honey bee population.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and... read more

Lawmakers & other Elected Officials Get 2% Salary Raise

Pointing to an improvement in California’s fiscal condition, a panel that sets salaries for elected officials on Friday approved a pay rise for the state’s lawmakers.

The California Citizens Compensation Commission yesterday voted 4-1 to enact a pay rise of 2 per cent for Governor Jerry... read more

Ballot measure won’t impact Obamacare in California: Consumer Watchdog

California’s planned ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation would not upset Obamacare works in the Golden State, supporters of statewide ballot measure said.

Several consumer groups and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones have long been demanding more authority over... read more

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