Service Employees International Union is running radio ads urging GOP Reps. Jeff Denham, Steve Knight and David Valadao to vote against the tax bill. Hear the ads here: https://t.co/Pbumuf4qI7#CA25#CA10#CA21
Interesting target choice. Knight’s support wavered, but he voted to move the bill forward with promises his concerns would be fixed. But, Denham & Valadao were on board with the bill since the beginning, saying their districts aren’t hit hard like SoCal GOP ones are.
The @SEIU ad highlights the impact of eliminating the state and local tax deduction, which an LA Times’ analysis showed has less of an effect in Denham and Valadao’s Central Valley seats. View how all GOP districts would be effected here: https://t.co/uO1QnWsaQw
About a dozen protesters chanted and pounded on the door of Rep. @DanaRohrabacher’s DC office this afternoon. One person told me they are targeting GOP members who might flip on the tax bill. He was a no on House version. pic.twitter.com/agiXOyZM9D
Two legislators called Tuesday for changes to regulations for growing marijuana in California to better protect small family farmers from being driven out of business by big corporate cultivators.
Initial proposals to cap licensed marijuana farms at one to four acres were discarded by the state Department of Food and Agriculture, which has since proposed new rules without any cap, according to a letter of complaint to the agency by State Sen. Mike McGuire (D-San Rafael) and Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg). McGuire and Wood support a one-acre cap.
“We support the protection of small family cannabis farmers — the backbone of California’s cannabis industry — and are deeply concerned that a lack of a cap on small cannabis cultivation permits is undermining the desires of California voters expressed through Proposition 64,” the two lawmakers wrote, referring to the initiative approved by voters last year to legalize recreational marijuana.
State Treasurer John Chiang plans to launch a new attack against Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in the California governor’s race Tuesday by pointing out that a prominent Republican praised Newsom’s 2013 book “Citizenville.”
“Why did Newt Gingrich call Gavin Newsom’s book ‘A blueprint for the Republican Party?’ ” reads a post that will be published on www.gavinfacts.com, a site Chiang created about Newsom’s record. It has had a single post that criticized Newsom’s tenure as mayor of San Francisco.
The new critique centers on former House Speaker Gingrich’s praise for the book.
Cancer biologist Michael Masterman-Smith is joining the race to challenge Rep. Steve Knight in the Antelope Valley’s 25th Congressional District, saying it’s time for scientists to help draft healthcare policy.
“Our leaders are defining these healthcare policies and yet they themselves have no experience in healthcare,” said Masterman-Smith, 46. If he won, he would join more than a dozen medical specialists, including doctors, in Congress.
Masterman-Smith’s research includes potential medical uses of marijuana, and he is chief executive of the cannabis pharmaceutical company CA Labs, Inc.
Sarah Ramage went to the polls Tuesday in California’s Assembly District 51 with the hope of electing a woman to the seat that was recently vacated by now Rep. Jimmy Gomez.
Ramage, who said she thinks there needs to be more women in office, voted for Wendy Carrillo in Tuesday’s special election, although she voted for Carrillo’s opponent, Luis López, when he ran for the seat in 2012.
Francine Fisher also chose Carrillo on Tuesday. She supported Carrillo's campaign by assisting with data entry, canvassing and calling voters. She also canvassed for Democrat Hillary Clinton in her failed run against President Trump.
“I feel strongly that we take care of the Dreamers in our country and that we try to get them situated as soon as we can,” Walters said. “I think there’s a lot of uncertainty out there for the Dreamers and I want to put that uncertainty at ease and at rest.”
In total, 34 House Republicans sent a letter to Ryan stressing that they support border enforcement and fixing a “broken” immigration system, “but in this moment, we must address the urgent matter before us in a balanced approach that does not harm valuable sectors of our economy nor the lives of these hard-working young people.” The lawmakers didn’t back a particular version of the handful of legislative fixes that have been proposed.
Residents of Echo Park, Silver Lake, Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park and City Terrace are heading to the polls today to vote for a new Assembly member in the special election to replace former Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, who left office after being elected to Congress.
Democrats Wendy Carrillo and Luis Lopez emerged from a field of 13 candidates in the primary in October. Carrillo claimed 22.16% of the vote and Lopez came in with 18.59% in a low-turnout contest in which just 10% of the roughly 223,000 registered voters cast ballots.