California

Kamala Harris’s Union Hand-Out

Then-AG borrowed labor lobbyist language that helped kill pension reform

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) once cribbed a union interest group's talking points in an effort to influence a pension reform ballot initiative.

Republican Lawmakers Introduce Bill to End Nationwide Legal Injunctions

'This bill will restore respect for the system of government outlined in the Constitution'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) introduced legislation to end nationwide injunctions after a California judge took action to stop a change in the Trump administration's asylum policy from going into effect.

San Fran City Govt’s Response to Rising Crime Rate: Change ‘Convicted Felon’ to ‘Justice-Involved Person’

Crime industry welcomes "person first" terminology

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors proposed new language guidelines to re-shape the way people talk about those in the crime industry. Words such as "felon," "offender," and "convict" would be replaced by "person first" terminology. Under the proposal, a convicted criminal would be referred to as a "formerly incarcerated person," or "justice-involved individual," or even a "returning resident."

Rep. Cox (D) Pays Years-Old Debt to Employees Before Disclosure Due

California freshman congressman was treasurer for troubled nonprofit

California Democratic representative T.J. Cox recently paid overdue wages to three Canadian employees, settling an issue that had lingered for more than four years. If the payments had not been made, they would have been required to be itemized as an outstanding debt on an upcoming financial disclosure.

GOP Leader Demands Investigation Into Anti-Semitic Calif. High School Curriculum

New public school educational agenda is 'blatantly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel'

Kevin McCarthyHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) is demanding an investigation into how the California Department of Education crafted a "blatantly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel" high school curriculum that has fostered unease in the state's pro-Israel and Israeli-American communities.