SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Legislation that cleared the state Assembly on Friday could make it harder to create charter schools in California by requiring supporters to seek consent from at least some lower-level unionized school employees.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.
The measure by Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins of San Diego would let those medical professionals perform what are known as aspiration abortions during the first trimester. The method involves inserting a tube and using suction to terminate a pregnancy.
Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physicians assistants already are allowed to administer medicine to induce an abortion.
If you read through the more than 2,100 bills introduced by the Feb. 22 deadline for this year’s session of the Legislature, you might expect to have a pretty good idea what lawmakers are planning to achieve.
In fact, hundreds of those bills are so called “spot bills,” or place holders with no substantive lawmaking. Many of those spot bills contain obscure sections of existing California law with a few token changes of words.
Often, the changes are as small as crossing out the word “the” and replacing it with an “a.”
"Assembly Democrats are falling all over themselves now to support the Public Records Act, but where were they when the public was asking for their office budgets?"
ASSEMBLYWOMAN KRISTIN OLSEN, R-Modesto. A lawsuit filed by The Bee and the Los Angeles Times was needed to force the release of legislators' office budgets in 2012.
It wasn't a blue ribbon day. It was a Blue Diamond day.
Blue Diamond Growers opened the doors of its state-of-the-art Turlock almond processing facility on Tuesday, bringing hundreds of jobs to town and revolutionizing the almond industry in the process.
“Welcome to the most anticipated day in the history of our co-op,” said Mark Jansen, President and CEO of Blue Diamond Growers. “... It is difficult to describe in a few words how excited and proud we are.”
California Assemblymember Kristin Olsen Announced the 2013-2014 Budget is the Start of Getting our State's Priorities Back in Order
June 14, 2013 - SACRAMENTO ––Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, issued the following statement today in response to the passage of the 2013-14 budget:
SACRAMENTO ––Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, issued the following statement today in response to the passage of the 2013-14 Education Trailer Bill that changes the way California funds public schools:
By Kristin Olsen
June 13, 2013
For 103 years, the Boy Scouts have inspired generations of boys to become men of character. As the mother of three young children, I hope they will grow up embodying the values of responsibility and service that the Boy Scouts work hard to promote. But instead of recognizing its achievements, activists want to punish the organization by undermining its finances.
California schools will receive an infusion of more than $3.6 billion in extra money this year, much of it targeted to the neediest students as part of a redistribution plan pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The Democratic governor hopes that dramatically reshaping how state aid is handed out will correct decades of inequality between districts. He also wants to give local schools much of the decision-making responsibility about how the money is spent.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Women could go to a medical professional other than a doctor to end some pregnancies under a bill advancing through the state Legislature.
The bill by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician's assistants to perform so-called aspiration abortions during the first trimester. The method involves inserting a tube and using suction to terminate a pregnancy.