Trump Admin Calls on Congress to Hold Back Federal Grants to Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration has asked Congress to punish California and other states, cities, and localities with so-called “sanctuary” policies that restrict cooperation with the federal government on matters of illegal immigration by withholding federal grants in a must-pass spending bill that requires action by next week to keep the government running.

Brown Omits $6 Billion Cost Overrun in Bullet-Train Pitch to Trump

California governor Jerry Brown’s half-mocking push to win President Donald Trump’s affection for the state’s $10.6 billion-dollar bullet-train failed to mention that the project is projected to cost at least $6 billion more than originally planned, according to a new estimate consultants on the project announced Friday. 

Steyer Works to End Bail Payments for Criminal Defendants in California

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, who has been pushing for President Trump’s impeachment and recently spent $3 million to register Latino voters, also is working hard this week to resuscitate a California state bill that would end the process of demanding thousands of dollars in cash bail from suspected criminals.