Assembly candidate Luis López said he called Wendy Carrillo Tuesday night to concede the special election for Assembly District 51. With 100% of precincts reporting, Carrillo led López Tuesday evening 52.83% to 47.17% — a 943-vote margin.
“It did not happen for us, tonight,” Lopez told the crowd at his election night party.
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.