California Officials Consider State-Run Bank To Serve The Pot IndustryThe banking and marijuana industries could become unlikely allies in California’s green rush.
Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key SupportThe debate over how to classify and regulate E-cigarettes continues, but one particular state lawmaker is looking for ways to increase taxes on them similar to the sin tax on tobacco.
Health Leaders Discuss Lessons Learned From Asiana Crash ResponseThe American College of Surgeons met on Tuesday in San Francisco’s Mission Bay, where health leaders discussed the lessons learned from the Asiana Airlines emergency response.
Phil Matier: Lawmaker Would Improve Commute With Bill To Ditch Carpool LaneKCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the push by a local legislator to eliminate the carpool lane on Interstate 80.
Bill Would End Car Impounds For Unlicensed California DriversIllegal immigrants will no longer have to fear losing their vehicles during routine traffic stops if a bill passed by the Assembly becomes law.
Bay Area Assemblywoman Urges Child ID’s In Case Of AbductionCalifornia Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma is urging parents to put together child identification kits to assist law enforcement in the event of an abduction.
California To Soon Outlaw Alcohol Sales Through Grocery Self-Check OutOne of the new California laws set to take effect on January 1st would make it illegal to purchase alcohol in grocery store self-checkout lines in an effort to prevent minors from buying alcohol.
New California Law To Ensure Safety At RavesAssembly Bill 74, authored by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, was formulated in response to deaths in 2010 at large raves at the Cow Palace as well as at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
San Francisco Assemblywoman Drafts ‘Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day’ ResolutionA resolution by San Francisco Assemblywoman Fiona Ma would help local farms and the local economy as well.
California Bill Would Defray Cost Of Life-Saving DrugsSpecialty tier pricing that requires patients to pay as much as 35 percent of cost of a life-saving drug can quickly sap the resources of patients with chronic conditions.
Raves At Cow Palace, Other State Properties May Be BannedOn the heels of deaths at raves at the Cow Palace and at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma has introduced legislation to ban raves on state owned property.