Rep. Loretta Sanchez on Thursday unleashed her first major attack against state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, her rival in California’s U.S. Senate race, accusing Harris of putting the safety of Californians and the coastline at risk after the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
The Orange County congresswoman also accused Harris of purposely delaying a criminal investigation into allegations of collusion in the $4.7-billion settlement reached between the California Public Utilities Commission and Southern California Edison over the closure of San Onofre. Sanchez called on the U.S. Department of Justice to take over the investigation.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed two measures on Thursday that will ramp up California's efforts to combat climate change, increase legislative oversight of environmental programs and prod regulators to take new steps to curb local pollution problems.
Another battle is expected next year, when Brown wants to safeguard the cap-and-trade program — which requires companies to purchase permits to pollute — from legal uncertainty over its future. That could come in the form of new legislation or a ballot measure in 2018.
The DCCC has added Applegate to their Red to Blue Program, which means the first-time candidate will get financial and strategic help from the national party. It also alerts donors to new candidates that could use their help.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump embraced an idea from Central Valley Rep. Jeff Denham on Wednesday night, saying immigrants who serve in the U.S. military could be eligible to become residents.
The idea sounds pretty similar to Denham’s ENLIST Act, which would allow people brought to the United States illegally as children before 2011 to become lawful residents if they complete a term of military service.
There are two people running for an open U.S. House seat representing a scenic stretch of California's Central Coast: Democratic Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal and former Republican Capitol Hill stafferJustin Fareed.
In case you can't tell that the 28-year-old Fareed is the younger of the pair, his ads work hard to hammer that point home.
Check out his latest, "Stale vs. Fresh," which could be mistaken for a Subway ad.