FRESNO, Calif.—Billionaire political activist Tom Steyer claimed during a town hall that corporations purposefully aimed their pollution directly at poorer communities because they lack the resources to fight back Thursday night.
California Republicans, still smarting from their big midterm losses at the polls, are ridiculing a plan by Democratic-dominated state regulators to tax text messaging on all mobile phones—a proposal drawing fire from Silicon Valley’s wireless industry and business groups.
A California commission is proposing a monthly tax on cell phone bills, specifically text-message services, to increase state funds for programs that help bring connectivity to low-income residents and the deaf.
A Democratic lawmaker in the California legislature was arrested earlier this week for willful cruelty to a child, prompting calls for his resignation.
Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden asked a federal appeals court to dismiss the “character assassination” waged by researchers seeking to redact their information as part of a public records request.
California Democrats who have strongly supported the #MeToo movement and excoriated Republicans over their handling of decades-old sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh have been notably mum on the resignation last week of a top aide to Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) after news broke he had been sued for “gender harassment.”
The Sacramento Bee editorial board slammed Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) over her claim to have no knowledge of a harassment lawsuit against one of her longtime aides, saying her excuse was “far-fetched” and not knowing about it was unacceptable.
Eric Bauman, the chairman of the California Democratic Party, resigned on Thursday after several colleagues accused him of sexual misconduct.
Only weeks after securing a full fifth term, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) appears to be positioning herself to seek re-election in 2024, when she will be 91 years old.
California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman has been placed under investigation following multiple charges of sexual harassment.