Melissa Griffin: California Lawmakers Focus On Proposed Ammo RegulationsCalifornia Democrats are taking aim at bullets with a number of proposals limiting ammunition purchases.
Melissa Griffin: CPAC Speakers Have No California LoveSome of the most conservative members of the Republican party gathered this past weekend for the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC, taking aim at President Obama, the Democrats, each other and the State of California.
Melissa Griffin: Trying To Keep The Kings And Their Money In CaliforniaWhile the Niners lost the Superbowl, it could be worse. The Sacramento Kings have inked a deal to go to Seattle and it’s gotten political.
Melissa Griffin: Privacy Pop-ups Coming To Your AppsSoon you’ll be seeing privacy notices popping up on your mobile applications.
Melissa Griffin: Return Of Legislature Sets Up Flurry Of California LawmakingThe calm is ending; the storm is here. The California state legislature is back in session and they are going to be very, very busy because they only have until January 25 to submit all the bills they are going to hear this session.
Melissa Griffin: 'Twas The Night Before Cliffmas'Twas the night before cliffmas, when all through the House The members were stirring, and starting to grouse, The stock market was steady, the jobs numbers were fair, But the issue of the fiscal cliff hung in the air.
Melissa Griffin: Gov. Brown's Tax Campaign Takes Strange TurnFaced with mounting opposition and additional reports of fiscal mismanagement, California Gov. Jerry Brown's defense of Proposition 30 tax increase is raising eyebrows.
Melissa Griffin: Prop 37 Food Fight; Physical SoCal DebateA recent push by opponents of Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically modified foods, appears to be driving down support.
Melissa Griffin: Battle Over California Tax Propositions Heats UpAs Election Day nears, commercials on both sides of Governor Jerry Brown's tax measure are looking to inspire voters, and not always in a forthright way. Also, the Munger family gives Brown a big headache.
Sentiment Growing To Repeal Death Penalty, 3-Strikes in CaliforniaTwo aspects of California’s criminal justice system are on November’s ballot: the death penalty and three strikes law. Historically endorsed by overwhelming margins, public opinion appears to be shifting in favor of repealing both laws.
Melissa Griffin: Romney's VP Pick Ryan Gets Everyone's AttentionNow that Mitt Romney has announced the Paul Ryan is his vice presidential pick, both parties are salivating. The move appeals to the Republican base who had been less-than-enthusiastic about their presidential choice until now.
Melissa Griffin: Lawmakers Back To Work; Santa Clara Stadium Fight BeginsWith legislative recess over, our lawmakers are back in Sacramento to complete the business for the year, and that includes legislation addressing a recent issue over the 49ers Santa Clara stadium.