|Jan. 26, 2016
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Senate Passes League-Supported Medical Marijuana Clean-Up Legislation, Bill Moves Back to Assembly for ActionMonday afternoon the Senate voted 35-3 to pass AB 21 (Wood), the medical marijuana clean-up legislation that would eliminate the March 1, 2016 cultivation deadline.
Marijuana Regulation, Legislation, Hot Bills, Public Safety, Assembly, Senate
Governor Brown Delivers Short State of State, Continues to Caution Fiscal Restraint, Highlights Dire Need for Road FundingGov. Jerry Brown urged fiscal caution in his 2016 state of the state address to the jointly assembled Senate and Assembly last Thursday, while highlighting the state’s progress recovering from its most recent fiscal deficits, and increasing funding for schools and health care. The Governor did not propose any new policy proposals; instead he told lawmakers that California must prepare now for the inevitable recessions that occur frequently in the economic cycle.
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) on Jan. 22 took action that approved a drastically reduced estimate of available funding for California’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in the next five years. The action slashes estimated funding by $754 million, a hit that comes as California’s state and local street, road and highway system is already crumbling under inadequate funding.
Public Works, Public Works Officers, Planning and Community Development, Meetings and Events
Early Bird Registration Ends Jan. 31
The National League of Cities (NLC) is holding its annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 5-9. Participants nationwide will engage and meet with U.S. Senate and House of Representative members and their staff to discuss federal policy issues of great importance to cities and local governments.
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