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2010-11-04 11:02:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), a professional organization dedicated to advancing public awareness of the landscape and green industry in California, announced today that California State Assemblyman Jose Solorio, Chairman of the State Assembly Select Committee on Regional Approaches to Addressing the State's Water Crisis, will receive CLCA's first Legislator of the Year Award. The award recognizes Assemblyman...

2010-07-06 09:06:00

Pro-Choice group mobilizes 164,000 member activists as Dr. Pan faces an anti-choice activist and Prop 8 supporter SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amy Everitt, state director of NARAL Pro-Choice California, announced that her organization's political action committee, PrivacyPAC, is proudly endorsing candidate Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in the California State Assembly District 5 election. This seat is open, formerly held by termed-out...

2010-06-04 18:02:00

Landmark Energy Storage Legislation Now Heads to Senate SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California State Assembly yesterday passed AB 2514, landmark legislation that will create a smarter, cleaner electric grid, increase the use of renewable energy, save Californians money by avoiding costly new power plants, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollutants through the use of energy storage technologies by utility companies. Authored by...

2010-06-03 12:52:00

Groups Say Assembly Bill 1998 (Brownley) Is Anti-Consumer, Anti-Job, and Anti-Environment SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An alliance of business and consumer groups opposed to legislation that would ban free, recyclable plastic shopping bags expressed dismay at the Assembly's narrow passage of the measure yesterday, saying it will negatively impact small businesses, jeopardize hundreds of manufacturing jobs, and hurt the environment. Opponents say the measure could...

2010-01-05 17:15:00

Assembly Member Jim Beall Vows to Carry On with a New Charge for Harm Bill SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While California scrambles to fill another multi-billion dollar budget hole, the Assembly Health Committee killed a $1.4 billion mitigation fee program to charge the alcohol industry for some of the state's annual $38 billion in alcohol-related harm. "In the worst budget year ever, the Assembly Health Committee did not stand up to Big Alcohol lobbyists," said...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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