On November 4, 2014, voters in the City of San Luis Obispo will decide whether they want to extend a half-cent sales tax for another 8 years. This "general purpose" tax was originally passed in 2006 as Measure Y. This year’s version is known as Measure G, and does come with some changes.
State law also stipulates that your voter registration application must be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days prior to Election Day.
Governor Brown signed two bills into law Monday that were introduced by local Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian. They're designed to help reduce violence in state hospitals and to tackle their rising costs of running those hospitals.
Both bills have been a long time in the making, with many negotiations according to Achadjian.
The man behind the Six Californias initiative says he will work to prove the signatures collected were valid. This, in response to the state's denial today to place the proposition on the November ballot in 2016.
Billionaire Timothy Draper released a statement this afternoon saying he's confident a full check will confirm there were more than enough valid signatures.
According to political science professor Peter Mathews corporations and lobbyists are dominating American Democracy. He says this has resulted in a shift in government over the past few decades. The U.S. has the greatest gap between the rich and poor since the Great Depression.
More women served in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other war, yet their role has been hotly debated. In her book, “Soldier Girls,” writer Helen Thorpe details what really happened to three women who served in the military during the last decade.