3 imprudent bills Jerry Brown should veto

SB 179, SB 219, and AB 569

Veteran California pro-family leader Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, has issued the following statement regarding three reckless bills passed by the California Legislature that Governor Jerry Brown should veto: SB 179: "Increasing identity fraud that burdens law enforcement, government agencies, and financial institutions is not good public policy. The … [Read more...]

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“California is really in a bind here”

Obamacare repeal measure would end subsidies for state's mandatory abortion coverage in insurance plans

A California law requiring all health plans cover abortions is set to collide with federal Affordable Care Act repeal efforts that would cut federal subsidies for health plans that pay for the procedure. State officials and health advocates have pledged to fight a stipulation of the Republican-authored American Health Care Act that could deprive 1.4 million Californians of the … [Read more...]

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California bishops announce support for two immigration measures

One would require California schools, hospitals and courtrooms to adopt policies that would limit immigration enforcement on their premises, another would create a state-funded program to provide legal representation for those facing deportation

In response to the national traction on immigration issues, this Session has seen the introduction of several California immigration bills. The California Catholic Conference (CCC) has decided to support two in particular, and is examining several others that have the potential to impact immigration in the State in significant ways. The CCC is supporting Senate Bill 54 (SB … [Read more...]

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Democrats boot anti-communist State Senator from floor

California State Senator Janet Nguyen removed from Senate floor for voicing opposition to late Sen. Tom Hayden

California State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), was forcibly removed from the Senate Thursday morning for offering a different perspective on the late Sen. Tom Hayden, a Democrat with a well-known and lengthy history of communist sympathies. The perspective Sen. Nguyen offers is first hand. Her family escaped communist Vietnam and came to the United States in search of … [Read more...]

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Legislature back in session

California bishops say they expect "deepening engagement with federal issues" as Trump Administration takes office

California lawmakers returned to the State Capitol this week to begin the next two-year legislative cycle. This year’s class of elected officials includes more than 20 new members who have not previously served as a state lawmaker. While there are now more Latino and Asian members than in the past, there are four fewer female lawmakers. Democrats now hold … [Read more...]

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California voters reject abolition of death penalty

Proposition 62, endorsed by state's Catholic bishops, would have ended capital punishment; voters said no by margin of 50.9% to 46.1%

The following comes from a November 9 LA Times article by Jazmine Ulloa: California voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot measure to repeal the state’s death penalty, while a measure that would expedite and amend the death penalty process narrowly leads with more ballots left to be counted. The final outcome will conclude a closely watched ballot race to address what people … [Read more...]

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Will California voters give Democrats a supermajority?

Democrats need to flip two seats in the Assembly and one in the Senate to get the power to increase taxes, override gubernatorial vetoes and change legislative rules without Republican votes

The following comes from a November 7 CalWatchdog article by Matt Fleming: Democrats on Election Day have a very real chance at winning a two-thirds “supermajority” in the California Legislature. While that would be a major disaster for Republicans politically — if it were to happen — it would likely have little effect on the legislative process if recent history is any … [Read more...]

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