Gov 2.0

How to Build Better Outcomes for Inmates with Mental Health Needs

by Placerville Newswire / May 08, 2018 / comments

[Nadine Ono]

The use of data and its impact on jail populations was highlighted at a statewide conference earlier this year in March.  

 A panel discussion at the Conference of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California focused on the work currently being done in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties with CA Fwd’s Justice System Change Initiative.

California Supreme Court Makes It Harder for Companies to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

by Placerville Newswire / May 07, 2018 / comments

[Drew Gregory Lynch]

On Monday, the California Supreme Court issued a major ruling on the distinction between independent contractors (IC) and employees, establishing a new test for determining classification that presumes that workers are employees and not ICs.

The case, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, dealt with a delivery service that classified its workers as ICs. A driver filed a class action suit, arguing that the classification was improper.

Political Opinion - A Conservative’s Picks, Pans, and Punts for the 2018 Countywide Primary Elections

by Placerville Newswire / May 07, 2018 / comments

.[Cris Alarcon]

My wife used to introduce me in college as a “Card Carrying Republican” after she saw a “Sustaining member of the Republican Party Since 1988” card in my wallet when we were still dating.  That means I have pushed local Party politics for 30 years! This Spring I will focus on the one office that I truly believe needs a new leader, the Auditor/Controller’s office, with only a brief review of key countywide races of  the District Attorney and Recorder/Clerk.


State Law would stop local governments from stopping Pot Delivery

by Placerville Newswire / May 07, 2018 / comments

[Cal County News]

SB 1302 “would prohibit a local government from adopting or enforcing any ordinance that would prohibit a licensee from delivering cannabis within or outside of the jurisdictional boundaries of the local jurisdiction."

Younger lawmakers ignite new push for term limits

by Placerville Newswire / May 05, 2018 / comments


Freshman lawmakers have revived the push for congressional term limits, hoping to spark action on a long-stalled idea on Capitol Hill. 

A bipartisan group of young members, led by rising GOP star and freshman Rep. Mike Gallagher (Wis.), took the cause directly to the president during a White House meeting last week, where they received President Trump’s full-throated endorsement.