Editorial: A partly baked marijuana regulation | The Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to implement the 2016 marijuana legalization initiative is a work in progress, raising serious questions about inspections, taxation, licensing, disclosure to consumers about pesticide use and more. Source: A partly baked marijuana regulation | The Sacramento Bee
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Break away from the USA? The effort to cleave California faces its own split – LA Times

The far-out notion of California secession has gained new currency, fueled by anti-Trump sentiments and titillated media coverage. But the effort to cleave California is facing a crackup of its own. Source: Break away from the USA? The effort to cleave California faces its own split – LA Times
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Rift opens between the Brown administration and legislators over new marijuana laws in California – LA Times

A proposal by the Brown administration to revise marijuana laws in California is drawing backlash from lawmakers and police chiefs who say it would repeal rules approved by the Legislature two years ago and benefit the pot industry over the public. Source: Rift opens between the Brown administration and legislators over new marijuana laws in […]
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California tells Uber it’s sloppy about ditching drunken drivers – San Francisco Chronicle

California regulators want to slap a $1.13 million fine on Uber for failing to investigate and/or suspend drunk drivers, according to an order filed by the state Public Utilities Commission, which regulates ride-hailing companies. Regulators reviewed 154 complaints and found that Uber failed to suspend and/or investigate drivers in 151 of them. Source: California tells […]
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State Supreme Court to review law eliminating pension benefit – San Francisco Chronicle

In Cal Fire Local 2881 vs. CalPERS S239958, the state Supreme Court has agreed to review the legality of 2013 legislation, challenged by labor unions, that eliminated a pension benefit for hundreds of thousands of state and local government employees in California. The benefit allowed employees with at least five years of service to purchase […]
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California attorney general requests documents on EPA chief

Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking the agency for documents related to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Becerra’s office said Pruitt has conflicts of interest in his new role overseeing federal environmental regulations because he sued the agency multiple times while he was attorney general of Oklahoma. Pruitt sued or […]
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