California State Controller Yee Looking to Create Additional Restrictions on State Tax Board

California State Controller Betty T. Yee proposed new rules last month that aim to prevent conflicts of interest and other ethical lapses by members of California’s tax board. Yee wants these new rules in place while the tax board awaits the results of investigations into allegations of mismanagement by the state Department of Justice. Governor

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Proposed Bill would create a Powerful new Job in L.A. County

A proposed new legislation would create a powerful new job called the county executive of Los Angeles that will apparently solve an issue that people running for office have; not having enough higher offices to run for. The bill would also expand the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from five members to seven. Apparently,

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Trump Plans on Copying Canada’s Immigration System

President Trump has mentioned various times that he intends to reform the U.S.’s immigration system and that he wants it to be like Canada’s immigration system. However, this is not that easy because the United States and Canada are two different nations that deal with different issues. Canada happens to have a more selective immigration

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One of Maryland’s Largest ACA Insurers wants to Increase Premiums

One of the largest healthcare insurance companies in the Mid-Atlantic region is stating that it will need to increase premiums by double-digits next year to avoid losing more money. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield insures 215,000 people in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. CareFirst has been selling plans in the

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California Lawmakers vow to fight any new Offshore oil and gas Drilling

California lawmakers have vowed to battle any new offshore oil and gas drilling off of California’s coastal waters. This is in response to the executive order signed by President Trump that is aimed at expanding oil and gas drilling in environments that were protected by former President Barack Obama. California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa

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First Known Case of Deportation of Dreamer with DACA Reported

In February of this year, Customs and Border Patrol detained and deported a 23-year-old man that had active Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The man is named Juan Manuel Montes and he is the first known person with DACA protection to be deported under the Trump administration. According to Montes, was walking through

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Puerto Rico has Filed what is Expected to be the Largest Local Government Bankruptcy in U.S. History

The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is looking to restructure its public debt because several major creditors are suing Puerto Rico over defaults on its bonds. It is not yet known how much of Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt will be a part of the bankruptcy filing. The filing was made by Puerto Rico’s financial

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California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Released first draft of Marijuana Regulations

Last week, the California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation released its first draft of the medical cannabis regulations that may eventually be enforced. The draft is 54-pages and has entered a 45-day comment period for suggestions on what should be changed to the regulations. The regulations are actually part of the Medical Cannabis Safety and

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San Diego a Top Priority Area for Border Wall

According to Department of Homeland Security documents, San Diego has been identified as a “high priority” area for building the border wall between the United States and Mexico. The San Diego Union-Tribune writes, The report also shows Tucson, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley, which encompasses the cities of Weslaco, McAllen, Rio Grande City

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Gas Tax Could Cause more smog in California

Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), also known as The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 or simply the Gas Tax, was recently signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown last week. However, one thing that was not mentioned about the bill was that there was wording in the bill that limits regulators’ ability

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