Erasure Of Marijuana Convictions To Be Made Easier Under California BillA Democratic lawmaker wants to make it easier for Californians with marijuana convictions to reduce or erase their records as the state moves into the next phase of legalized pot.
East Bay Legislator Foiled In Effort To Remove Ban On Communists In State GovernmentRob Bonta is an East Bay assemblyman who thought he was introducing a simple bill. AB 22 would have removed part of California law that bans communists from working in state government.
Phil Matier: State Assembly To Tackle Teacher Pension Fund ShortfallThe liability, which has been building for years, is at least $71 billion.
Oakland Tries To Circumvent California Gun Control RulesA public hearing was scheduled for Friday in Oakland to discuss a proposed state law that would allow Oakland to essentially circumvent California's existing gun regulations in favor of something one city councilwoman suggested is better suited for violence-plagued Oakland.

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