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Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, joined other elected officials in vowing to stand up to president-elect Donald Trump on immigration on Dec 5, 2016 in Sacramento. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers, in search of 32-year-old Hugo Medina, question his mother Magdalena Medina, 69, about his whereabouts in a morning raid on his Riverside residence on Aug. 12, 2015. Comment?
In a dramatic public escalation of the political dispute over a bill to give farmworkers more overtime pay, the leader of the California Assembly vowed to laborers massed outside the legislative chamber Thursday that he would champion the issue after an expected vote failed to materialize. Angry laborers remained outside the chamber for over an hour, chanting "overtime" and "Si Se Puede!", after the day's Assembly session concluded without a planned vote for which many workers had traveled to Sacramento. Comment?
After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California's greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday. Senate Bill 32 was seen as a crucial step for reauthorizing the state's cap-and-trade program. Comment?
The Senate is expected to vote Monday on Assembly Bill 1066, a gut-and-amend bill that would gurantee overtime pay to farmworkers authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez , D-San Diego. The measure is likely to pass the more liberal Senate but will face a tougher fight in the Assembly. Comment?
In a legal brief peppered with idioms written in the original Klingon, the Language Creation Society - a California nonprofit devoted to supporting "constructed languages" - is trying to persuade a court that the alien language from "Star Trek" is a real, "living" form of communication. The made-up language is at the heart of a big copyright case involving CBS and Paramount, who own the rights to the "Star Trek" franchise, and a group of filmmakers who are trying to produce their own, original "Star Trek" film. Comment?
Usually you'd have to be negotiating a budget deal to see so much political clout gathered in one place. A formidable roster of California political leaders past and present will be on hand next week for a fundraiser promoting a program that cultivates young leaders. Comment?
Kingsburg Democrat Joaquin Arambula continues to both raise and spend money at an incredible clip in his quest for the 31st Assembly District seat. In a campaign finance report released Thursday, Arambula reports raising more than $742,000 for the election between Jan. 1 and March 19, and spending $666,000 during that same time. Comment?
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