California on Monday will wade into the legal battle over President Trump's decision to scrap the nation's 5-year-old program protecting young immigrants without legal residency.
Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra plans to announce a lawsuit against the Trump administration over last week's rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. The action is scheduled to be announced at a late morning event in Sacramento, and a news release from the attorney general's office said he will appear at the event with several DACA recipients from California.
After years of stop-and-go, behind-the-scenes negotiations, Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to integrate California’s electricity grid with neighboring states will finally be unveiled.
The proposal, which was obtained by The Times on Friday, has not yet received a public hearing, and is only being introduced with a week left in the legislative session.
The effort involves a sweeping transformation at the California Independent System Operator, which runs most of the state’s electricity grid. Right now the organization, known as Cal-ISO, is run by a board chosen by the governor and confirmed by state senators.
Sen. Kamala Harris headed to Ohio on Friday for a two-day fundraising swing.
The fundraisers are not for her — they'll benefit her Senate colleague Sherrod Brown, who is up for reelection next year. But Harris’ appearance in the presidential battleground state is sure to draw attention given the speculation swirling around her political future.
Harris is the special guest at five fundraisers for Brown in Cincinnati, Columbus and Shaker Heights.
Santa Clara Valley beer distribution magnates and philanthropists Michael Fox Sr. and his wife, Mary Ellen Fox, are hosting a fundraiser for Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign for governor at their home in Saratoga in late September.
The "suggested" price to be a “chair” of the cocktail reception fundraiser and get two tickets is writing a check for or raising $29,200. Other suggested donation levels are $5,000 or $15,000.
Prominent San Francisco attorney Jeremiah F. Hallisey, a former University of California regent and Democratic National Committee member, is helping organize the Newsom fundraiser.
A proposed 2018 statewide initiative to extend Proposition 13’s property tax breaks from older to younger homeowners ultimately will cost local governments and the state billions of dollars a year, according to a financial analysis of the measure released Friday.
The fiscal analysis from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office found that cities and counties would receive less money because the measure would reduce the increase in property taxes that often accompanies the purchase of a new home. Similarly, state costs would grow because of constitutional requirements to replace any lost property tax dollars that would otherwise have helped fund K-12schools.
California’s campaign watchdog agency has launched an investigation into a complaint filed against Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach that alleges he misspent funds in his campaign for governor.
The complaint to the Fair Political Practices Commission was filed by conservative blogger Aaron Park, who lives east of Sacramento. It is common practice for the agency to launch an investigation whenever it receives a complaint.
In the complaint, Park alleges Allen used donations from an Assembly campaign account to pay for Facebook ads to support his run for governor. Park argued that would be a violation of the state’s Political Reform Act.
About a dozen Democrats, mostly Californians, left the Capitol on Thursday to check on the two dozen people fasting on the lawn over President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard of Downey said the members wanted to let the people who were fasting know they are not alone and “there are people in Congress, in positions of power fighting for them every single day.”
Organized by Center for Community Change and United We Dream, the fasting DACA recipients wanted to be a visual reminder after Trump decided this week to end the program that gives legal status to about 800,000 people brought to the country illegally as children.
A measure to impose stricter regulations on for-profit dialysis clinics that treat patients with chronic kidney disease was tabled for the year on Friday by the bill's author, Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens).
The proposal, backed by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, would have mandated the number of employees administering treatment at clinics, increased inspections and required a 45-minute transition time between patients.
Lara said in a statement that he introduced the measure "in response to the shocking stories I heard from patients and workers about lack of protections and oversight in this rapidly expanding industry.
Gov. Jerry Brown is clearing a major obstacle in his push for closer energy cooperation between California and its neighbors, but the outcome remains far from certain in the final week before lawmakers adjourn for the year.
The governor wants California’s electricity grid to be integrated with those of other states, making it easier and more cost effective to share renewable energy around the region. The concept could eventually reshape the energy landscape in the West by providing a wider market for solar, wind and hydroelectric power.
Brown's efforts have previously stalled in the face of opposition from construction unions that fear new power plants would be built outside California, costing them jobs.