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5.31.2011

Assembly Votes To Extend Tax Credit for In-State Film Production

In a rare showing of bipartisanship, the Assembly on May 31 voted to extend an existing tax credit for the film industry for an additional five years.

The California Motion Picture Tax Credit is set to expire in 2014. The bill – AB 1069 – keeps the credit in place through 2019.    Read more »

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5.31.2011

Today’s Latin Lesson Describes Overdue Policy Changes

 

 Praestat Sero Quam Nunquam

“Better Late Than Never”    Read more »

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5.27.2011

Pedal to the Metal, Good Buddy

Se. Doug LaMalfa

Big Rigs and cars with trailers would be able to thunder along a 120-mile stretch of Interstate 5 at 65 mph instead of the current 55 mph under a bill approved May 27 by the state Senate.

The measure, SB 333 by Sen. Doug LaMalfa, a Butte Republican, is aimed at reducing truck congestion from Woodland, 20 miles north of Sacramento, to Cottonwood, some 15 miles south of Redding.    Read more »

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5.27.2011

Today’s Latin Lesson Is Inspired By Legislative Floor Sessions

 

Ab Absurdo

“From the Absurd”

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In Nubibus

“Befogged” or “Confused”

(Literally: “In the Clouds”)    Read more »

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5.26.2011

Bill Creating New Socially Responsible Corporation Passed by the Assembly

California would allow a new type of corporation in which part of its mission is to improve society and the environment under legislation approved May 26 by the state Assembly.

The measure, AB 361 by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, a San Rafael Democrat, creates “benefit corporations,” which would add social responsibility to shareholder interests and fiduciary decision-making.    Read more »

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5.26.2011

Good to Know…

NEWS RELEASE — Insurance Commissioner Jones Urges Californians to Protect Their Vacation Investments with Travel Insurance Tips for Purchasing Travel Insurance

The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer travel season. With that in mind Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today urged California travelers to make sure they are protected against possible vacation losses.    Read more »

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5.26.2011

The May 26 issue of Capitol Weekly contains a profile of Fred Karger, a retired California political consultant turned gay activist who is a Republican candidate for president. This is an ad Karger ran in New Hampshire.    Read more »

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5.25.2011

Two Initiatives Cleared for Signature Gathering

The following two intiatives have been cleared for signature gathering. The first one, relating to the budget and  fiscal measures, amends the constitution and so requires 807,615 valid signatures. Proponents have until October 21. The second, relating to nuclear energy, is a proposed statutory change and so needs only 504,760 signatures.    Read more »

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5.24.2011

Dude, Like the Bouquet on That Santa Cruz Skunkweed is Totally Piquant

This measure, sponsored by the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Committee, is awaiting title and summary from the state Attorney General prior to signature-gathering to qualify it for the ballot. Emphasis has been added to Section 1, 4 (B) and (C):

 

The People of the State of California do enact as follows:

The Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012

SECTION 1.     Read more »

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