School safety plans are required by law but state funding to allow districts to have up-to-date planning and training opportunities may go away.
Technically, it would be distributed in a different way. But some think the change is one that shouldn’t happen. Under Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula for schools, many categorical designations for money will be done away with. Instead, the money would be given to districts through a per-pupil formula.
Two state Senators have proposed legislation that would require at least one polling place on each University of California and California State University campus.
They also seek to expand voting on community college campuses.
Meanwhile, Democratic Assemblymember Kevin Mullin has proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in a primary if they will turn 18 by the general election.
Assemblymember Kevin Mullin has reintroduced a bill that would allow 17-year-old Californians to vote in primaries.
Without doubt – getting behind the wheel of a car is a teen dream.
But you have to practice with a permit first under the watchful eye of a seasoned driver, before you can tackle the road on your own.
With California cutting more than $40 billion from its budget these past two years, lawmakers welcomed a balanced budget from Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday, the first balanced budget many lawmakers in Sacramento have ever seen in their time there.
Even Republicans praised Brown for reining in spending but there are still some key sticking points such as the governor's plan to shift education funding to poorer schools that have both Democrats and the GOP concerned.
California Senator Leland Yee and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin announced this week they have been named to statewide committees on important issues.
As 2013 begins, California's state government is getting organized and picking representatives to serve on many of its key committees and commissions.
Local representatives such as California Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) announced this week that they have both been named to several of these important task forces.
Politics has been called the “art of the possible,” yet for too long at the state Capitol, bipartisan progress on the state’s intractable problems has been elusive. However, with a historic 2012 election cycle, the political planets have aligned to create an extraordinary opportunity to improve governance in the state of California.
When the 2013-14 legislative session convenes this week, I’ll be joined by a bumper crop of 38 other newly elected assemblymembers. This represents a turnover of nearly half of the 80-member Assembly, due in large part to the decennial redistricting process.