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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: May 22nd, 2015

CELEBRATE FREEDOM/HONOR VETS THIS MEMORIAL DAY

Published on May 22, 2015

As you enjoy the long weekend, please take the time to reflect upon the ultimate sacrifice that American women and men have made to allow us to continue to enjoy the freedoms we have on this Memorial Day.   | Read More » |

SPECIAL ELECTION: PRO-JOB DEMOCRAT VICTORIOUS

Published on May 22, 2015

Steve Glazer, mayor of Orinda and former advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, handily won the special election race in an Oakland Senate district, defeating siting-Assemblymember Susan Bonilla of Concord with 55% of the vote. The campaign pitting two Democratic  | Read More » |

POLICY DEADLINE HERE

Published on May 22, 2015

Today marks the first major Constitutional hurdle in the legislative process, known as “Policy Deadline.” Of the 2,584 pieces of legislation introduced this year only 326 failed to pass policy committee. Whew, that leaves only 2,258 bills left to  | Read More » |

ADA REFORM BILL PASSES TWO COMMITTEES

Published on May 22, 2015

One bill that made it through policy committees that is strongly supported by the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry, is a bill that seeks to fix some issues related to the states ADA laws which we believe will decrease lawsuits while  | Read More » |

BUSINESS GROUPS CONCERNED WITH BILLS ON THE FLOOR

Published on May 22, 2015

Many of the bills that have moved through policy committee are cause for concern for many of our members and we are working with other groups, such as the California Chamber of Commerce, to oppose these measures. SB 287 (Hueso; D-San Diego) mandates installations  | Read More » |

EMERGENCY WATER-EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING BUILDING CODE

Published on May 22, 2015

The California Building Standards Commission will meet on May 29th to adopt emergency building standards to significantly reduce the amount of potable water that can be used for outside landscaping irrigation purposes. These emergency building standards  | Read More » |

BUDGET INCLUDES $1.9B FOR EMERGENCY DROUGHT RESPONSE

Published on May 22, 2015

The State of California has experienced four consecutive years of below‑average rain and snow, and is currently facing severe drought conditions in all 58 counties. The most recent surveys recorded the statewide average snowpack, which is the source  | Read More » |

HJTA: TAKE OUR JOBS PLEASE

Published on May 22, 2015

Good friend Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, offers the following commentary about the insatiable tax appetite by some groups in Sacramento that are pushing split roll property tax: There’s a joke about public sector  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIANS TO STOP HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES

Published on May 22, 2015

We are founding member of a coalition of business and taxpayer organizations that has banded together to provide education and information about the problems related with fundamentally changing Proposition 13. The group is named Californians to Stop Higher  | Read More » |