Politics

Reports focusing on the latest political news and trends along California's Central Coast.

Chris Meagher, Rep. Lois Capps

This year marks the 18th and final year Congresswoman Lois Capps will represent her Central Coast constituents in Washington D.C. And as we embark on this new year we’ve asked Representative Capps to talk about her final year in office and reflect on her time serving in the House of Representatives. 

Santa Barbara County

A new bill that would require the state to study unused oil wells along the California Coast is being considered by Sacramento lawmakers. 

Helene Schneider for Congress

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run. 

Justin Fareed for Congress

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run.

Steve Isakson for Congress

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run. 

Randol White, KCBX News

The pool of candidates vying for the 24th District Congressional seat continues to grow with a total of seven candidates in the race.

Nipomo resident Tyler Gross announced his candidacy to represent the Central Coast in Washington Wednesday night. 

flickr member Don McCullough

 A local lawmaker is hoping her legislation will determine how drones can operate in California.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced a bill this week that would set comprehensive limits on where drones can fly. 

Randol White, KCBX News

Another candidate is joining the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress. 

Jessica Paterson

New Years Day means several new laws will go into effect statewide including ones penned by Central Coast representatives in Sacramento.

KCBX News - Jordan Bell

A local community will soon determine whether it should be self-governed.

Isla Vista will vote in November on its Community Services District status. 

Alta Colina, Paso Robles - 2015

A massive spending bill working its way through Congress currently now has wording to protect Central Coast wineries from an international trade dispute. 

Flickr member Josh Mock

Hear from William Ostrander, director of locally-based organization Citizens Congress, about the group's efforts to implement campaign finance reform in the upcoming San Luis Obispo City Council race.

Facebook @RepSamFarr

Another long-serving member of Congress from the Central Coast says this term will be his last. Representative Sam Farr announced Thursday he's stepping down after 23 years in Washington. 

Capps' rental car safety bill moves to the US Senate

Nov 5, 2015
C-SPAN

A rental car safety bill is headed to the U.S. Senate after passage in the House on Thursday.

Twitter @AsmLuisAlejo

A Central Coast lawmaker wants to see the federal government step in to take control of the King City Police Department. 

Jordan Bell

Three bills designed to protect the California coast from future oil spills are now law after being signed by Governor Jerry Brown Thursday. 

Flickr member Josh Mock

The City of San Luis Obispo is searching for a new city clerk in anticipation of their current Master Municipal Clerk's departure. 

Katcho Achadjian Facebook Page

Every Republican currently sitting in the California Assembly is getting behind Central Coast Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo0 in his bid for the 24th Congressional District. 

flickr member Don McCullough

Central Coast Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) says she plans to work with Governor Brown on drone legislation after he vetoed her proposed law late Wednesday. 

United States Department of the Interior

Another high profile endorsement is being touted in the 24th District Congressional race. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is throwing her support behind Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider. 

Jessica Paterson

The strongest equal pay legislation in the nation is headed to Governor Jerry Brown's desk to be signed into law, and it's likely he'll do just that. 

Jessica Paterson

  A bill to clarify where drones can fly in California is headed to the Governor's desk. 

Twitter user @Fareed4Congress

The congressional campaign of a local Republican candidate is gaining momentum. Justin Fareed announced he now has the official endorsement of Arizona Sen. John McCain. 

William Ostrander for Congress

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run. 

City of Pismo Beach

One of the candidates running for the 3rd District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor seat is dropping out of the race. 

Tickets are no longer available for Thursday evening's event to watch candidates for the 24th Congressional District discuss the major issues facing the Central Coast.

You can stream the video or audio here on this page:

State of California

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run. 

Flickr member Taber Andrew Bain

An ordinance that would ban single-use plastic bags in unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County goes before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. 

Santa Barbara County

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run.

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