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California Senate approves warning labels for sugary drinks

By Jennifer Chaussee SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – A bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay passed the California Senate on Thursday, the latest move by lawmakers nationwide aimed at persuading people to drink less soda. The legislation next goes to the…

California Senate leader: Carbon tax would redistribute $3.6 billion to state’s poorest

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A carbon tax proposal outlined on Thursday by California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg would raise an estimated $3.6 billion in its first year, revenue he said would go into the pocketbooks of the state’s poorest residents as well as public transportation. The tax,…

California bill would remove felony penalties for drug possession

Legislation recently introduced to the California Senate would change simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor under state law. State Sen. Mark Leno (D), who introduced the bill, touted the revision as a way to alleviate overcrowding in state prisons and county jails, and save millions of dollars…

California likely to become the next state to restrict Westboro Baptist Church protests

Legislation targeting the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church and any other would-be funeral protesters was unanimously approved Thursday by the California Assembly, according to the Sacramento Bee. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality and has gained infamy for picketing…

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