The latest Field Poll found 55 percent of California voters think marijuana should be legal and that 56 percent would vote for a proposed legalization initiative with age restrictions. This is a five point jump in support for the basic idea of legalizing marijuana since their 2010 poll.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 11, 2013 8:05 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 26, 2013 10:47 am|
This could be one strange situation where a lone conservative millionaire ends up pushing the Democratic establishment in the state to the left on this issue.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday October 1, 2013 6:20 pm|
Saturday Night Live alum and rarely funny actor Rob Schneider says he hasn’t made a movie in California in seven years because Democrats.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Sunday September 29, 2013 1:00 pm|
Governor Jerry Brown waited until late Friday to veto legislation requiring coroners to report to the medical board whenever narcotics cause deaths. The medical establishment has opposed the bill, which is aimed at weeding out the small number of dangerous and drug dealing doctors who are responsible for the vast majority of prescription drug overdose deaths.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 26, 2013 7:40 am|
Support for marijuana legalization continues to grow at a rapid pace. The latest Public Policy Institute of California poll found 52 percent of the state’s residents believe the use of cannabis should be legal, while only 45 percent think it should remain illegal.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Wednesday September 25, 2013 6:55 pm|
This is shady. In a blog post on the National Organization for Marriage’s website and in email from NOM to its subscribers today, NOM president Brian Brown asks supporters to donate to the Congressional campaign of conservative Calif. Republican Kirk Jorgensen. However…
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday September 6, 2013 6:06 pm|
NOM may have told the nation and the IRS that “The mission of [NOM] is to promote the importance of, and advocate for, marriage between one man and one woman, in law and society,” but we all know that NOM isn’t about promoting anything except anti-LGBT animus. The latest proof: NOM is now actively opposing a new law that protects transgender students.
|By: Autumn Sandeen Sunday August 18, 2013 7:00 am|
It’s kind of sad, really. Progressive talking heads on cable television aren’t talking about Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signing AB 1266, the School Success and Opportunity Act. The act will become law on January 1, 2014 — the tenth anniversary of California’s first transgender rights bill, AB 196, the Gender Nondiscrimination Act, becoming law.
|By: Peterr Saturday August 10, 2013 9:06 am|
The city of Richmond, California, is faced with a mountain of homes where the owners are seriously underwater in their mortgages. The banks and investors who hold the mortgages have refused to adjust the terms of the loans in any meaningful way, and Richmond is worried that a wave of either foreclosures or walkaways will result in Richmond becoming Detroit West. Their solution: they want to buy the loans and then rework the terms for the owners to something more realistic. The banks, as you might guess, don’t want to sell.
Richmond is threatening to invoke eminent domain, to force the sale, and the banks are filing suits to block this. But the banks ought to be careful about what they are wishing for. Why? I’ll give you the answer in a single word . . .
|By: Alvin McEwen Tuesday August 6, 2013 6:16 pm|
Those who support Prop 8, the law that once, but no longer, outlawed marriage equality in California, can’t seem to get the idea in their heads that they lost.