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Orchid industry in decline, Legislature rejects plastic ban, new allegations in Zuckerberg Kauai land dispute, Hirono pays up, HPD chief gets high marks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Orchid show in Hilo ©2019 All Hawaii News Orchid Industry in Decline. Statewide the production of flowers and other nursery products are worth more than $77 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Orchids make up almost 20 percent of that value. But the state’s orchid industry has been struggling in recent years. Hawaii Public Radio.Hawaii legislative committees reject plastics ban proposals. Two Hawaii legislative committees have rejected proposals that would have banne...
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Reject proposal to allow bonds to be issued without voter approval

A bill working its way through the state Legislature would create yet another exception to Proposition 13’s requirement for voter approval of new taxes and debt, allowing local governments to issue some bonds without the need to put the debt proposal on a ballot. Senate Bill 128 by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, would authorize Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts to issue bonds without voter approval. The bill was passed by a vote of 6-0 in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Wed...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Editorials, Bill, Jerry Brown, Legislature, Office of Planning and Research, Legislative Analyst 's Office, Sen Jim Beall D San Jose, Senate Governance and Finance Committee

New Jersey governor: Push to legalize pot is short on votes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Days ahead of a planned vote in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that the measure is short of the votes needed to pass. The Democrat spoke Thursday during a news conference alongside more than a dozen supporters […]
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Snohomish County Judge Says Lawsuit V. “Safe-Storage” Gun Law ‘Ripe For Determination

Opinion Snohomish County Judge Says Lawsuit V. “Safe-Storage” Gun Law ‘Ripe For Determination BELLEVUE, WA – -( A Snohomish County Superior Court judge will allow a lawsuit challenging a so-called “safe storage” ordinance in the City of Edmonds to proceed, ruling that all plaintiffs in the case have standing to challenge the ordinance as a violation of Washington State’s 35-year-old preemption law that placed sole authority for firearms regulation in the hands of the Legislatu...
Tags: Guns, Lawsuits, Washington State, Seattle, Nra, Legislature, King County Superior Court, State Supreme Court, Edmonds, The Foundation, Snohomish County Superior Court, Second Amendment Foundation, Farris, Gun Rights News, Preemption Laws, Alan M Gottlieb

L.A.’s Garcetti, other mayors call for more state money for homelessness programs

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and mayors from a dozen other major cities met with Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders in Sacramento Wednesday to call for more state resources in the 2019 budget for homelessness programs. According to Garcetti’s office, the mayors highlighted the success of the Homeless Emergency Aid Program, which allocated $500 million in 2018 for homelessness programs. “Last year, California’s mayors fought hard for hundreds of millions of state dollars t...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Garcetti, Darrell Steinberg, Big City, Newsom, Top Stories LADN

Should 17 year olds have the right to vote in California?

No one protested back in the 1970s, when first Congress and then every state granted 18-year-old citizens the right to vote. If they were old enough to die for their country, went the reasoning, they were also old enough to help make its decisions. Now a top-ranking Democratic state legislator wants to expand the franchise to let 17-year-old Californians vote in primary elections if they will turn 18 before the next general elections. “If a voter is going to be eligible to vote in a general elec...
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APNewsBreak: Iowa trooper wrote just 8 tickets as candidate

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa highway patrolman who was recently elected to the Legislature wrote almost no tickets to his future constituents during his successful campaign for a state House seat. The annual number of citations issued by Trooper Jon Thorup plummeted in 2018 as he mounted his first run for public office, reaching […]
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Speed Cameras Will Surround Every New York City Public School

The Legislature voted to expand the number of protected school zones by nearly five times. City officials said every school would be covered.
Tags: News, New York City, City, Cameras, Public Schools, Cuomo, Legislature, Law and Legislation, Andrew M, Traffic Accidents and Safety, Speed Limits and Speeding

Pollinator-friendly yards could get help from the state of Minnesota

Legislature considers subsidies for homeowners who convert lawns to clover and wildflowers.
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Hawaii could take $452M hit in Trump cuts, plastic ban advances, UH jobs on the line in budget cuts, Honolulu grapples with vacation rentals, how to pay for education, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Quonset huts at Pohakuloa Training Area ©2019 All Hawaii News Isle projects in Trump’s cross-hairs. The Pentagon on Monday identified $12.9 billion in military construction funding — including $452 million for projects in Hawaii — that could be tapped to help build President Donald Trump’s southern border wall. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants. Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that ai...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, Pentagon, Donald Trump, EMS, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Trump, Honolulu, Legislature, Hart, West Hawaii, Mauna Kea, Hawaiian Islands, University of Hawaii

North Dakota Legislature repeals Sunday morning shopping ban

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature has voted to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The National Conference of State Legislatures says North Dakota is the only state that prohibits shopping on Sunday morning. The ban is rooted in religious tradition. Senators voted 25-21 to repeal the restrictions on Tuesday. That sends […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, North Dakota, Legislature, National Conference of State Legislatures, North Dakota Legislature

Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honor the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. The Michigan House voted 101-6 on Tuesday to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway.” Franklin died in Detroit last year after battling […]
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Can Florida save its prized Everglades from climate change destruction?

Half of all Floridians will live underwater by the end of the century, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s predictions. In her disheartening article in The Guardian, researcher and author of Rising, Elizabeth Grant instructs Floridians to flip a coin – tails and your home is headed under the sea. Overpopulation, unsustainable development and sea level rise also threaten to destroy Florida’s famous Everglades, but the newly elected Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Design, Congress, Climate Change, Environment, Sea Level Rise, Sustainable Development, Caribbean, Water Quality, Wetlands, Cayman Islands, Everglades, Restoration, Steve Davis, Everglades National Park

Legislature considers tweaks to laws to help immigrants

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon legislators heard testimony on a bill that would prohibit courts from asking defendants about their immigration status, a move advocates said would help encourage immigrants afraid of deportation to participate in the judicial system. The Statesman Journal reports it’s one of a pair of bills advocates said would help apply […]
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Legislature sets April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day

OLYMPIA— The Washington Legislature has passed a measure designating April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day. The measure honoring the Mexican-American social activist passed the Senate unanimously Monday as Huerta watched a few feet from the chamber floor. The House passed it on a 62-34 vote earlier this month, and the bill now heads to Gov. […]
Tags: News, Senate, House, Local News, Olympia, Legislature, Huerta, Dolores Huerta, the Washington Legislature, Dolores Huerta Day

The daily struggle for the people’s right to know

Bureaucracies love secrets. They pay lip service to transparency, but have a powerful instinct to dummy up. This predilection for secrecy clashes on a daily basis with Californians’ fundamental right to information about how their government is working—a right granted by statute and enshrined in the state Constitution. This confrontation highlights the importance, or potential importance, of Assembly Bill 289 by Assemblyman Vince Fong, a Republican from Bakersfield. Fong’s bill aims to create a ...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, New Zealand, California Supreme Court, Usc, Gavin Newsom, California Public Records Act, Capitol, Legislature, Fong, Guest Commentary, Assemblyman Vince Fong, Bakersfield Fong

Supreme Court won't hear B&B appeal denying gay couple, city council wants to evacuate Honolulu Hale, Southwest Airlines lands inaugural flight, taxpayers lose in failed Kauai dairy farm, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Hale ©2019 All Hawaii News Supreme Court rejects Hawaii B&B owner who denied room to gay couple. The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii’s anti-discrimination law by turning the couple away. Associated Press.Buyer Beware: Oceanfront Homes Keep Going Up Despite Rising Seas. Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coast...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, California, Senate, San Francisco, South Dakota, Hawaii, Associated Press, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii

“Dry Fishing” In Florida? Open Carry Harassment ~ VIDEO

Opinion by Phillip Evans Florida –  -( Michael Taylor, a fishing enthusiast and a member of Florida Carry, was accosted by police for about the fourth or fifth time, for doing a lawful activity. See the video above. That activity was peacefully carrying a holstered pistol and slung rifle out in the open while fishing (or going to or from), which is specifically permitted under state law. State law in facts specifies you may carry your firearms openly in this manner even WITHOUT ...
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Federal Appeals Court Hears Proof Of Citizenship Law That Kobach Touted

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments Monday over the constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas statute that had required people to provide documents proving their U.S. citizenship before they could register to vote. In a case with national implications for voting rights, Kansas faces an uphill battle to resurrect the law once championed by former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who led President Donald Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission. A three-jud...
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How a slowing economy could hit California state budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal, unveiled two months ago, took a surprisingly conservative approach, given his promises of high-dollar spending during his campaign for the governorship. While he proposed token appropriations to expand health insurance for the poor and pre-kindergarten care and education, his 2019-20 budget would devote most of the state’s hefty surpluses to reserves, one-time expenditures and paying down debt. It was, in brief, just the sort of cautious budget that out...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Brown, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, Newsom, California Republican Party, Betty Yee, Opinion columns

Measure in Olympia would boost broadband’s reach in underserved communities

A measure moving through the state Legislature would create a state broadband office to encourage and coordinate efforts to connect underserved areas. The $25 million in funding is considered just a start, just a drop in the bucket.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Olympia, Legislature

Florida Carry’s 2019 Ocala Open Carry Fishing Walk ~ Saturday, April 6, 2019

*** FREE Food and Drink Provided! *** Florida Carry's 2019 Ocala Open Carry Fishing Walk Florida – -( Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Florida Carry will hold its Second Annual Open Carry Fishing Adventure at Ocala Tuscawilla Park 829 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL 34470. This event is held during a “free fishing” weekend, which means you can fish at the park without a fishing license. And under Florida State Law you can legally carry, while fishi...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Senate, Open Carry, Reno, Nra, Mark, Legislature, Rick Scott, Janet Reno, Ron DeSantis, Gun Rights News, Phillip Evans, Florida Carry, PM Florida Carry, Ocala Tuscawilla Park 829 NE Sanchez Ave Ocala

Don’t let ‘crony capitalist’ agencies return to California cities

One of former Gov. Jerry Brown’s crowning achievements came in 2011 when, in the midst of a budget crisis, he spearheaded the effort to shutter California’s controversial redevelopment agencies. They epitomized “crony capitalism” by giving local planning czars the power to use eminent domain on behalf of politically connected developers — and by creating a slush fund to lavish public dollars on projects that were hatched in City Hall. Redevelopment was created in the 1940s as a tool to combat ur...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, New Zealand, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Forbes, Brown, Legislature, David Chiu, Newsom, Chiu

Repenning claims victory, looks to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election solidified her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning

Repenning claims victory, looks ahead to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election cemented her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over Or...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning

A practical approach to clean energy

A suite of bills aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions are making their way through the Washington state Legislature, including Senate Bill 5116, the 100 percent clean-electricity bill. I’m hopeful that, through collaboration and collective solidarity, we can create a livable future for our kids. When I grow anxious over the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Legislature, Intergovernmental Panel, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices

New Mexico turns to People to Overturn Anti-Second Amendment Law

New Mexico Take Action U.S.A. -( New Mexico Second Amendment supporters are doing more than passing Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. The New Mexico Republicans are leading a movement to repeal the offending law using the power of the people. New Mexico has a provision in its Constitution, rather similar to that in Switzerland. If the legislature passes a law offensive to the people, they can demand a referendum be held. If the law is not approved of in the referendum, the...
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Disasters, breakdowns bring national park visitors down, 10 tiny home homeless villages proposed, plastic ban advances, money in Honolulu City Council race, Maui jail riot highlights overcrowding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

After the eruption, visitors at Kilauea volcano ©2019 All Hawaii News Parks losing traction with visitors. The latest visitation statistics released by the National Park Service show that 2018 was a particularly challenging year for some of the state’s busiest tourist attractions, with associated park economies taking a hit. Star-Advertiser.Bottles, utensils and bags: Lawmakers are coming for your single-use plastics. An ambitious measure that would institute a broad ban on single-use pla...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kilauea, EMS, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Legislature, U S Geological Survey, West Hawaii, Wailuku

Climate proposals need better cost analysis

The Legislature should consider investing in a robust, nonpartisan economic analysis program to help members and the public better understand the ramifications of major policies.
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Arkansas Senate OKs new requirement for abortion doctors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Senators in Arkansas approved a measure Thursday that imposes a new requirement on doctors who perform abortions, the latest in a series of restrictions on the procedure in the state that are moving quickly through the Legislature. The Senate voted 29-5 in favor of the proposal, which would require doctors […]
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