Federal Rule Could Upend Californias' Shark Fin BanSeveral members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.
Huffman Leads Crowded Field In North Coast Congressional RaceEarly returns showed Democratic Assemblyman Jared Huffman leading the field of 12 candidates competing for a U.S. congressional seat encompassing much of the Northern California coast.
Marin Lawmaker Pushing Alternative To California Park ClosuresSeveral dozen state parks are scheduled for closure throughout the state in 2012. But a state assemblyman from San Rafael has introduced a bill to stop that from happening.
North Bay Congresswoman Woolsey Announces RetirementTen-term Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey announced Monday afternoon she is retiring at the end of her current term.
Lawmakers Vote To Let Nonprofits Take Over California State ParksWith budget cuts threatening to force the shutdown of 70 California state parks, the state Assembly has unanimously approved legislation making it easier for nonprofit groups to take over operations at some parks.
California Legislation Would Ban Sale Of Shark FinLess than one week after Chinese New Year, California legislators have introduced a bill to ban the possession, sale and distribution of shark fins used in a traditional soup.
Marin Lawmaker Proposes Opt Out Bill On Smart MetersA Marin Assemblyman has introduced a bill that would allow customers to opt out of Pacific Gas and Electric’s Smart Meter program.

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