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politics

California

California’s post-Bruen gameplan – POLITICO

THE BUZZ: California Democrats are trying to strengthen the state’s concealed carry laws, but even Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledges the “elephant in the room.” “We fell short last year,” he told reporters Wednesday. “No one is naive about that.” Since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bruen last year, a handful of states, including […]

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Armada Power and Leap Announce Partnership to Expand Access to California Energy Markets

Smart energy technology companies collaborate to bolster grid resiliency and drive new value for customers SAN FRANCISCO & COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 02, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leap, a leading energy market access provider, and Armada Power, a leader in load management technology for electric water heaters, today announced a new partnership to offer grid services revenue opportunities to […]

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California Bill Would Require Climate-Related Financial Risk Reports | Allen Matkins

On Monday, four California state senators introduced a bill, SB 261, that would require businesses to prepare and submit climate-related financial risk reports.  The bill would apply to any corporation or other business entity formed under the laws of California, the laws of any other state of the United States or the District of Columbia, […]

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Alaska

Retiring from the high court, Alaska’s chief justice defends its system of selecting judges | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree receives applause from state lawmakers after finishing the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Winfree is retiring Feb. 6. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon) In his final speech before retirement, Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree firmly defended the state’s merit-based process for picking […]

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Alabama

GOP attorneys general warn CVS, Walgreens against mailing abortion pill in their states | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Mifepristone (Mifeprex) and Misoprostol, the two drugs used in a medication abortion, are seen at the Women’s Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 17, 2022. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Republican attorneys general in 20 states warned CVS and Walgreens this week against mailing […]

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Inside fast food’s push against California’s AB 257, higher pay

Susan Bushnell was in a hurry when a man, clipboard in hand, approached her outside a Walmart Supercenter in Vista, Calif., one afternoon last September. The man asked Bushnell to sign a petition as she wrangled her fussing 5-year-old daughter into a shopping cart. He said the petition would help to raise wages for fast-food […]

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Alaska

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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Pelosi endorses Schiff in California Senate race — if Feinstein doesn’t run

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is shown. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Nancy Peolsi on Thursday endorsed Rep. Adam Schiff in California’s high-profile Senate primary, backing the former House Intelligence Committee chair but only on the condition that Sen. Dianne Feinstein opts not to run again. “If Senator Feinstein decides to seek re-election, she has my whole-hearted […]

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Alaska

Peak Trust Company Announces Support for University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative … | News | #alaska | #politics

Anchorage, AK, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peak Trust Company (“Peak Trust”) has announced a $10,500 donation to the University of Alaska Southeast’s (UAS) Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, as the first part of a broader commitment to support the program over the next five years. The program seeks to educate students about […]

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California

Pelosi endorses Schiff in California Senate race – unless Feinstein runs for re-election

Democratic California Rep. Nancy Pelosi will support Rep. Adam Schiff of California to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she chooses not to seek re-election, she said in a statement Thursday.  “I will be supporting House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, who knows well the nexus between a strong democracy and a strong economy,” Pelosi, the […]

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