Policy

Local firms receive $29 million in tax credits

California lost hundreds of jobs to Texas over the past few months. The state awarded nearly $29 million in income tax incentives/credits for companies that have agreed to expand their operations and retain jobs within the state. The official announcement was made on Thursday.

The income... read more

California Report Card helps leaders stay informed about public opinion

Almost all California lawmakers are making use of e-mails and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to get in touch with the members of the publics and get feedback on their various plans and actions. But, these channels are often dominated by extreme views, which are habitually... read more

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A vast majority of Californians see the current drought as a major problem/crisis but only a small percentage of people want the government to spend public money to improve water storage and delivery systems.

A fresh opinion survey found 89 per cent of respondents characterizing the... read more

Bay Area City Council approves $13/hr minimum wage

The Bay Area City Council has unanimously agreed to phase in an increase in minimum wage to $13 per hour by the year of 2018 and link the minimum wage to inflation thereafter.

The new minimum wage increase schedule is expected to formally take effect later this month and begin at $9.60... read more

Almost all major California tribes agree on online poker bills

Almost all California tribes have given their consent for the proposed legislation that would make online poker legal in the in the country's largest and most populous state.

Thirteen influential tribal leaders have confirmed their approval for the online poker bills, which have been... read more

California’s water system in dire need of more staff & new technology

California's water distribution system is in dire need of more staff and new technology such as smart meters to keep a strict vigil on any misuse of water, as the state is suffering draught for the third year in a row.

The faulty water supply system of the state currently allowing nearly... read more

Assembly approves expanded & improved program for entertainment industry

California State Assembly approved the California Film & Television Job Retention & Promotion Act of 2014 by a unanimous vote of 71-0.

The new Act aims to retain film & television industry jobs by replacing the current measure that provides $100 million per year to the... read more

Senate passes bill requiring warning labels for sugary drinks

Determined to persuade people to drink less soda, California lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would require sugary soft drinks to carry warnings about potential diseases that overconsumption of such drinks can create.

If successfully implemented, the measure would put California... read more

Irwindale City council votes to end hot sauce dispute

The council of small Southern California city of Irwindale has finally dropped a public nuisance declaration and lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods - the maker of popular Sriracha hot sauce.

The public nuisance declaration was issued after a number of residents complained that smells from... read more

Del Norte and Tehama counties to vote on secession

Residents of Californian counties Del Norte and Tehama are all set to vote on an advisory measure that asks each county's board of supervisors to join the more than a century old effort to create a new state by separating from the current California.

California's far northern rural and... read more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce opposes proposed EPA rules

While the White House is claiming that the Obama administration's upcoming EPA rules for existing coal-fired power plants would lead to coal's demise and address climate change; the U. S. Chamber of Commerce has argued that the rules would cause thousands of job cuts and hefty costs.

The... read more

White House announces huge manufacturing grant for Southern California

The newly announced federal grant for Southern California manufacturing sector is the result of local leaders' seriousness about investing in jobs and leaving the recession behind, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

The White House on Wednesday announced that Southern California would... read more

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