Bill to Remove Bad Cops in California Proceeds

Assemblymembers in California’s public safety committee approved a bill that would allow the state to decertify police officers who have engaged in serious misconduct on the job.

Matthew Renda, Courthouse News


(CN) — Senate Bill 2, which would allow California to decertify police officers who show persistent misconduct or incidents of excessive force, passed an Assembly committee Tuesday morning, clearing another hurdle in what appears to be an all-but-certain trip to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. 

Commentary: Little Hoover Chair Urges Broadband Bill’s Passage

Pedro Nava - Chair, Little Hoover Commission -

Imagine if every Californian could access the government services they need as quickly and easily as shopping online or booking a flight. It may sound too good to be true, but such efficiency is entirely possible. And high-speed broadband is the key to making it happen.

Decreasing single use plastics in e-commerce industry remains uphill battle

Bill that targeted single use plastic packaging dies in state assembly

Hannah Hagemann, Monterey Herald

Environmentalists might have been one step closer to decreasing single-use plastics in the e-commerce industry, if a bill that would have required companies to cut down and recycle packaging passed through the state assembly last week.

But it didn’t, and Assembly member Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, wasn’t surprised.

California Lawmakers Are Battling Over for the Fate of Cannabis Billboards

As legal weed businesses struggle against the black market, one of their few advertising options could be on the chopping block

Ian Spiegelman, Los Angeles Magazine

Five years after Californians voted overwhelmingly to legalize recreational pot use for adults, the debate rages on—this time over whether the purveyors of legal weed may continue to advertise their wares on billboards along the state’s roadways.