Motion Picture Tax Credits Clear Committee Amid Concern | Los Angeles Business Journal

A bill to extend California’s motion picture tax credit program sailed through a state Assembly committee April 17, concerns were raised that Hollywood isn’t using their taxpayer money to promote filmmaking among racial minorities. Source: Motion Picture Tax Credits Clear Committee Amid Concern | Los Angeles Business Journal
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The state’s most controversial housing bill in years just died. Here’s what to take away from that. | CALmatters

The most controversial state housing bill in recent memory died with a pretty resounding thud—with YIMBYs seeing the defeat as yet another roadblock to building the new housing the state so desperately needs. Source: The state’s most controversial housing bill in years just died. Here’s what to take away from that. | CALmatters
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Editorial: Is it time to expand California’s right-to-die law to include Alzheimer’s patients, too? | The Fresno Bee

No dying Californian has to leave home in order to have assisted suicide as an option. Discussion about expanding the six-month timeline to 12 months has already begun in Sacramento, since often ALS and Alzheimer’s patients cannot qualify. Source: Assisted suicide | California’s right to die law may be expanded for Alzheimer’s patients | The […]
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Why tougher fire safety rules for utility companies took 10 years – San Francisco Chronicle

For 10 days in October of 2007, wildfires riding hot Santa Ana winds swept across Southern California, forcing nearly 1 million people to flee and killing 10. When the ashes cooled, investigators found that many of the blazes had been caused by electrical lines swaying or falling in the wind. So state regulators resolved to […]
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California releases long-awaited cannabis regulations, will allow huge farms – SFGate

There will be no cannabis cappuccinos or drone deliveries in California under the new pot rules state officials released Thursday that regulate everything from who can legally sell and deliver marijuana to how it must be packaged and transported. The rules released by three licensing agencies – the Department of Health, Department of Food and […]
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