Sam Bankman-Fried supported an income tax hike to appear on the 2024 California ballot ~ California

Sam Bankman-Fried, former CEO of FTX US Derivatives (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty … [+] Pictures) CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images California voters easily rejected Proposition 30, a 2022 ballot measure that would have raised the state’s top income tax rate, already the highest in the country, to over 15%. But even though … Read more

First day of California offshore wind lease auction attracts strong bids ~ California

California’s auctions considered test for floating wind farm development (File Photo) Published December 6, 2022 18:59 by The Maritime Executive The bidding process for the United States’ first Pacific Coast offshore wind power leases began this morning, December 6th. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is monitoring the online auction and reports receiving strong bids. … Read more

California Volunteers invites residents to take action ~ California

In recognition of International Volunteer Day, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor invites Californians to take action and make a positive impact on their communities through volunteering. The official visit was on Monday 5th December but volunteers are needed every day. “Volunteering strengthens our communities, helps us connect, provides a sense of belonging and improves … Read more

The California Grocers Association elects Dennis Darling as its board chairman ~ California

Dennis Darling elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Grocers Association (CGA). / Photo Courtesy: CGA The California Grocers Association (CGA) elected Dennis Darling, owner of California-based Foods, Etc., as its 2022-2023 board chairman at the association’s annual meeting this month. In the year-long position, Darling will oversee CGA’s legislative, educational and … Read more

Legal agreement blocks oil drilling on 725,000 acres on California’s central coast ~ California

MARINA, Calif.– A federal judge today approved an agreement to suspend new oil and gas leases on more than 725,000 acres of public land in California’s Central Coast and Bay Area. The legal agreement was reached by conservation groups, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County and the US Bureau of Land Management. “Our federal government shouldn’t … Read more

California Doctors Say Stabilizing Medicare Payment System Will Improve Patient Access to Care – State of Reform ~ California

On a 31.10 Letter The California Medical Association (CMA) detailed before Congress its recommendations for stabilizing the Medicare payment system in response to a Congressional request for input from stakeholders. Get the latest country-specific healthcare policy updates straight to your inbox. This recommendations These include ending payment cuts and introducing an annual inflation … Read more

Lawsuit aims to protect critically endangered Amargosa voles in California ~ California

LOS ANGELES — The Center for Biological Diversity today sued the US Bureau of Land Management to protect critically endangered Amargosa voles from unsupervised recreational use in their federally protected critical habitat. The vole’s small range is limited to dense rush swamps near a popular hot spring in the Mojave Desert outside of Tecopa, California. … Read more