A national anti-marijuana coalition is facing $6,000 in fines for campaign finance violations in its opposition to Proposition, 64, a November ballot measure that legalized recreational use of cannabis in California.
The fines have been agreed to by SAM Action Inc., the political arm of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, an anti-legalization group founded by Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to the Obama administration.
The enforcement staff of the California Fair Political Practices Commission proposed $6,000 in fines against SAM Action Inc.
California state leaders are asking U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly to identify the state's statutes or ordinances that they perceive as designed to prohibit or obstruct the enforcement of federal immigration law.
The arm of the Democratic Party in charge of winning control of Congress is moving senior staffers from Washington to Orange County in hopes of flipping Republican-held House seats out west during the 2018 midterm elections.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is aiming to defeat seven California Republicans who represent congressional districts where Hillary Clinton beat President Trump — including a cluster of seats in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
The committee will send staffers in charge of overseeing House races in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state to work out of an Irvine office in an effort to make inroads in Republican strongholds.
The legislative approval of a new California transportation plan paid for by higher fuel taxes and new vehicle fees was not only historic. It was also fraught with political peril.
On this week's California Politics Podcast, we take an in-depth look at the dealmaking that brought about the $52-billion plan's passage. And we discuss how it might affect other big negotiations this year in Sacramento.
The state Assembly approved a bill on Thursday that would prohibit law enforcement officers from detaining a crime victim or witness on immigration charges or violations.
The legislation, filed by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), was approved with a 69-1 vote and now heads to the state Senate for consideration.
Current state law prevents officers from detaining witnesses to a hate crime on immigration violations or suspicions of immigration offenses. It also prohibits officers from turning over or reporting hate crime witnesses to federal immigration authorities.