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  • Statistics show that the average State and Local Tax deduction for a California household is more than $18,000. Photo Credit: noderog/iStockphoto

    CA Counties: Senate Tax Bill Will Force Local Gov’ts to Raise Fees, Taxes

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The people who run many of California’s counties are speaking out against the tax bill that just cleared the Senate vote. They say they’re worried it will eliminate important deductions and force local governments to cut services or raise taxes or...
  • Even ignoring the cuts to taxes on wealthy estates, analysts say the tax bill ends up helping the rich much more than the middle class and working families. Photo Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile

    Experts: Senate Tax Bill Socks It to Many California Taxpayers

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Analysts say the tax bill moving quickly through Congress benefits corporations, rich professionals and wealthy families – at the expense of the deficit and ultimately everyone else. Republicans have promised that the tax bill would raise wages. But they admit the bill...
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    100% Clean Energy Bill Clears Senate Committee

    Pro Tem’s SB 100 Accelerates and Expands California’s Existing Clean Energy Goals  SACRAMENTO – The Senate Energy Committee passed a measure by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday, May 9th to set California on a path to 100% renewable energy by the year...
  • Photo Caption: California Senate Leader joined by Senators, industry leaders, and workers at the UC Davis/Sunpower solar power plant. Photo Credit: CA Senate

    California Senate Leader Introduces 100 Percent Clean Energy Measure

    SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday May 2nd introduced Senate Bill 100, The California Clean Energy Act of 2017, which puts the state on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2045. “California’s experience over the last decade offers hard...
  • Senate sends Wieckowski Santa Clara housing bill to Governor

    Senate sends housing bill to Governor

    Sacramento An urgency bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to modif y the terms of a land sale between the state Department of General Services and the Santa Clara Housing Authority, was approved with strong bipartisan support in the Senate today. Senate Bill 680 will allow an innovative...
  • The Democracy Spring protests have strong California roots. (Democracy Spring)

    Democracy Protests in D.C.

    Suzanne Potter /California News Service LOS ANGELES – California has a long history of setting political trends, and actually gave birth to the massive eight-day Democracy Spring protests that wrapped up in Washington D.C. this week. Close to 1,000 people have been arrested during the sit-ins, where activists railed...