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California

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 4.23.24

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Edina Lemus, of Santa Clarita, has been appointed Administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Lancaster. Lemus has served as a Hospital Administrative Resident II at the California Department of Veterans Affairs since 2021. She served as a Health and Safety Officer for the Veterans […]

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California

California increases water allocation after wet winter

With runoff from this year’s snow and rain boosting the levels of California’s reservoirs, state water managers on Tuesday announced plans to increase deliveries of supplies from the State Water Project to 40% of full allotments, up from 30% last month. The increased allocation, which had been widely expected, means that suppliers serving 27 million […]

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Alaska

Alaska Senate advances public-sector pension plan to address recruitment and retention crisis | #alaska | #politics

Sitka Republican Sen. Bert Stedman, long a skeptic of reimplementing a public-sector pension, raised concerns that the pension plan was not cost neutral in Juneau on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. (Sean Maguire / ADN) JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate on Wednesday advanced legislation to the House that would reestablish a public-sector pension in an effort […]

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Alaska

Peltola far outpaces Republican challengers in Alaska’s US House campaign fundraising | #alaska | #politics

U.S. House candidates Nick Begich, Mary Peltola and Nancy Dahlstrom. (ADN and AP photos) Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola raised $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2024, far outpacing her two Republican opponents in fundraising as they vie for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat. Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom raised just over $262,000, while […]

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California

California committee to debate banning NDAs in negotiations of new state laws

California lawmakers in the Assembly’s Elections Committee are set to debate a bill that would prohibit lobbyists and government officials from using non-disclosure agreements when negotiating proposed state laws.The bill, AB 2654, is the result of KCRA 3’s reporting on the use of NDAs in the final negotiations of California’s fast-food labor law. Republican Assemblyman […]

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California

Lawmakers consider bill that would ban CLEAR program at California airports – NBC Bay Area

A bill making its way through the California legislature takes aim at third-party vendors like CLEAR Plus which, for $189 a year, allows travelers to move to the head of the security screening line. “Travel is hard enough, and so having this ability to skip a line is helpful,” said Charity Wallace, who was traveling […]

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California

California judge orders review of Alameda County death penalty cases after Black and Jewish jurors’ potential exclusion

Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price said all of the California county’s death penalty cases are under review after a member of her office found evidence that prosecutors in a 30-year-old case had excluded Black and Jewish people from the jury. “When you intentionally exclude people based on their race, their religion, their gender or […]

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City Council

Fort Worth city council to allow skyscrapers on Panther Island | #citycouncil

Developers will be allowed to construct buildings as tall as 20 stories in a small section of the peninsula that will soon become Panther Island. FORT WORTH, Texas — The city of Fort Worth will allow developers to construct taller buildings in a section of the peninsula that will become Panther Island.  City council Tuesday […]

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California

Tesla notifies thousands in Texas and California of impending layoffs

‘Varney & Co.’ host Stuart Varney discusses whether Elon Musk’s latest technological gamble will pay off for investors. Tesla let thousands of employees in two states know it will be axing their jobs during upcoming layoffs. The notifications in California and Texas, where the electric vehicle (EV) maker has large presences, came in the form […]

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California

CA hospitals sue Anthem insurance, allege treatment delays- CalMatters

In summary California hospitals say slow insurance approvals delay care and block beds that could be used for new patients. They estimate they spend more $3 billion a year on unneeded hospitalization because of insurance delays. Medical insurance delays can keep someone in a hospital bed much longer than they need to be waiting for […]

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