The California State Senate would be transformed under a long-shot proposal announced Wednesday by rural state Republicans who want a greater voice for their communities in Sacramento. The Representation Equality Act would create eight culturally similar districts that would each have five senate seats. It would eliminate the Senate’s existing districts, all 40 of which are based on an equal population and largely dominated by Democrats from urban areas.
California would need to produce all of its energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar power by 2045 under a bill passed Wednesday in the state Senate. Republican Sen. Jeff Stone of Riverside County opposed the measure, saying on the Senate floor it would burden businesses with high energy costs. “What it’s going to do, it’s going to drive up electricity bills for our businesses that cite that as one of the No. 1 reasons why they’re considering leaving California," Stone said.
Update 10:55 a.m.: California faces a $3.3 billion shortfall under Gov. Jerry Brown’s updated budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year released Thursday morning at the state Capitol. The deficit is less than the $5.8 billion shortfall Brown projected in January but still requires the state to pull back on spending. Better capital gains revenue decreased the shortfall. “Make no doubt about it: Cuts are coming over the next few years, and they’ll be big,” Brown told reporters at a press conference.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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