Thursday, August 25, 2016

California End of Session Madness

The state legislature has a week to pass bills out of their second house if they are to survive and be sent to Governor Brown. So far, a handful of bad bills are on their way to Brown. Now is the time to call, email, and tweet at Governor Brown and ask him to VETO these bad bills! Here's how you can contact Governor Brown:

Phone: (916) 445-2841

Email HERE via webform

◼ Tweet: @JerryBrownGov

SB 32 (Pavely, D): This terrible bill expands the authority of the California Air Resources Board and sets greenhouse gas emissions standards to 40% of 1990 levels by 2030. This will tie one hand behind the backs of our small businesses in California and drive more out of the state.

AB 197 (Garcia, D): AB 197 is a companion bill to SB 32, intending to give the legislature more oversight over the California Air Resources Board. Moderate Democrats were lulled into a false sense of security by voting for this companion bill. CARB will still have total and utter control in the levying and raising of fees on Californians, all in the name of “green”.

AB 2466 (Webber, D): This bill would allow felons serving jail time to vote FROM JAIL. Yes, you read that right. Does that seem reasonable?

AB 2532 (Chiu, D): Current law requires each state or local government agency or community action agency, or any private organization contracting with a state or local government agency, that provides specified employment services to post in a prominent location in the workplace a notice stating that only citizens or those persons legally authorized to work in the United States will be permitted to use the agency's or organization's employment services that are funded by the federal or state government, as specified. This bill would repeal the above-described requirements. Why is this even considered?