“This was a train wreck for the Obama administration,” CNN legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin bemoaned after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare’s individual mandate. “This law looks like it’s going to be struck down.” While that may be so, the constitutional victory will be largely symbolic and may actually [...]
A state lawmaker is trying to strip the Legislature of one of its perks — naming streets, bridges and highways in honor of persons, often their former colleagues.
Assemblyman Chris Norby, a Fullerton Republican, proposes to transfer authority for naming streets and highway to the California Transportation Commission.
His measure, AB 1645, is scheduled for a Monday April 9 hearing before the Assembly Transportation Committee.
This is Norby’s second attempt to put a halt to the practice, which he claims has “gone crazy.”
Measures to require 48-hours prior parental notification if a minor seeks an abortion and to decriminalizes marijuana sales and regulate it like beer or wine failed to submit enough signatures to be placed on the ballot, the Secretary of State reported April 6.
The parental notification measure would have amended the constitution and so required 807,615 valid signatures to make the ballot. The marijuana decriminalization initiative, which proposed noncommercial production of up to 24 flowering pants per household, would have changed state law, requiring 504,760 valid signatures.
Initiatives trying to qualify for the ballot are given 150 days to obtain the necessary signatures.
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