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Florida Gov. Rick Scott gets warm reception at VICA lunch

Florida Gov. Rick Scott gets warm reception at VICA lunch | California | Scoop.it
Florida Gov. Rick Scott delivered a straightforward message Monday to members of a San Fernando Valley business group: Florida is ready for them to ditch the Golden State for the no-income-tax and business-friendly Sunshine State.“It
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Steve Westly Tells Private Group He’s Running for Governor in 2018

Steve Westly Tells Private Group He’s Running for Governor in 2018 | California | Scoop.it
During a private meeting in Atherton, venture capitalist and former state controller Steve Westly told a few dozen tech execs, politicos and influence peddlers that he will run for governor of California in 2018.
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Assembly Committee Passes Government Data Breach Requirements - California Chamber of Commerce

(March 18, 2015) A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that requires government entities to provide protection when personal information is part of a data breach unanimously passed an Assembly policy committee yesterday.
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Clotheslines could be strung out by California bill

Clotheslines could be strung out by California bill | California | Scoop.it
Some real estate agreements bar clotheslines. A bill by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez wants to protect clotheslines. Assembly Bill 1448 would classify clotheslines as a type of “solar energy system.”
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Assembly Republicans: Cut new bills in half

Assembly Republicans: Cut new bills in half | California | Scoop.it
Assembly Republicans are backing a proposal to cut in half the number of bills lawmakers are allowed to introduce during their two-year terms.

Assembly members are currently allowed to introduce 40 bills during the two-year session, but a resolution by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsin
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New scope-of-practice bill would boost role of nurse practitioners - Sacramento Business Journal

New scope-of-practice bill would boost role of nurse practitioners - Sacramento Business Journal | California | Scoop.it
Sen. Ed Hernandez is trying again to change California law so nurse practitioners can do what they are trained for without supervision by a doctor.
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State Film Commission Targets New TV Productions | Los Angeles Business Journal

A flood of new TV shows could be filmed in Los Angeles this summer under new incentives being rushed through by the California Film Commission.
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California needs cost-effective clean energy solutions now: Guest commentary

California needs cost-effective clean energy solutions now: Guest commentary | California | Scoop.it
In the 1970s, the smog in Southern California was so bad we couldn’t even see the nearby San Gabriel Mountains from downtown. Smog alerts forced school kids indoors, canceled outdoor events and sent people to emergency rooms. In 2015, our air m
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California community colleges board approves 15 pilot bachelor’s degrees

California community colleges board approves 15 pilot bachelor’s degrees | California | Scoop.it
Under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last fall, California community colleges will soon have pilot baccalaureate programs in fields such as dental hygiene and mortuary science.
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Jerry Brown sets special elections for three state Senate seats

Jerry Brown sets special elections for three state Senate seats | California | Scoop.it
Special primary elections in the 7th, 21st and 37th Senate districts are set for March 17. There will be a May 19 runoff in any race where no candidate receives a majority of the vote.
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Tax overhaul bill would boost California revenue $10 billion a year

Tax overhaul bill would boost California revenue $10 billion a year | California | Scoop.it
Even though a new crop of lawmakers has arrived at the Capitol, some old favorite issues have never left. Notably taxes.
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California's soaring healthcare costs bode ill for the budget

California's soaring healthcare costs bode ill for the budget | California | Scoop.it
California's budget, which bounced back after years of deficits, is now being squeezed by rising healthcare costs for the poor and for retired state workers.
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California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to Retire

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to Retire | California | Scoop.it
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced Thursday she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office. A staunch supporter of abortion rights, gun control and environmental protections, Boxer has said she is most proud of the vote that she cast against the war in...
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott visits California to lure away businesses

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visits California to lure away businesses | California | Scoop.it
Florida Gov. Rick Scott swung through Los Angeles on Monday as part of a mission to lure California businesses across the country to the Sunshine State.
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Jeb Bush visits Bay Area on super PAC fundraising sweep

Jeb Bush visits Bay Area on super PAC fundraising sweep | California | Scoop.it
Potential GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush walks a fine line as he visits East Palo Alto and San Francisco in search of support for his super PAC and a nascent campaign.
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California Legislative Analyst Report Says California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a Major Reason for High Housing Costs in California. 3/17/15 |

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Public schools see windfall after $1-million lotto prize goes unclaimed

Public schools see windfall after $1-million lotto prize goes unclaimed | California | Scoop.it
California public schools just won the lottery -- sort of.
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Major new cuts eyed for greenhouse gases - Capitol Weekly

Major new cuts eyed for greenhouse gases - Capitol Weekly | California | Scoop.it
A key author of AB 32 has a new plan to dramatically boost the crackdown on climate-changing carbon emissions over the next 35 years.
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Virgin Galactic to build satellite launcher in Long Beach

Virgin Galactic to build satellite launcher in Long Beach | California | Scoop.it
LONG BEACH >> With thousands of aerospace jobs dissolving over the next several months, Long Beach received some good news Thursday: Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial space flight company, announced that it will design and bui
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Gavin Newsom announces he'll run for California governor in 2018

Gavin Newsom announces he'll run for California governor in 2018 | California | Scoop.it
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is filing his first paperwork to run for governor in 2018.
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Manufacturing slower to grow in California than elsewhere in U.S.

Manufacturing slower to grow in California than elsewhere in U.S. | California | Scoop.it
The United States has seen a remarkable turnaround in manufacturing employment since the economy bottomed out five years ago — but California hasn't.
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Opinion: ‘Oversight’ needed, but rare today

Opinion: ‘Oversight’ needed, but rare today | California | Scoop.it
While California legislative leaders sometimes say they want to do more oversight, it’s rarely done despite no shortage of situations that need public airing.
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Brown vows to fix CA’s crumbling roads

Brown vows to fix CA’s crumbling roads | California | Scoop.it
Some say a mileage-based driving tax is the best long-term solution.
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On-call workers entitled to pay for all hours spent at job, court rules

Employees who while on call are required to stay at a worksite should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.
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Jerry Brown’s budget plan will hold line on higher education spending

Jerry Brown’s budget plan will hold line on higher education spending | California | Scoop.it
Gov. Jerry Brown plans to propose a $113.3 billion General Fund state budget Friday that holds fast in response to the University of California’s threat to raise tuition unless the state gives the university system more money. The budget Brown will release on Friday includes the same, modest annual funding increase – $120 million – that Brown has previously proposed for UC, on the condition that tuition remain flat, a source said.
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