Gov 2.0

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. 

El Dorado County supervisors approve recommendations on VHR regulations

[Ryan Hoffman, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

Her three opponents (Kenny Curtzwiler, Norma Santiago and Jeffrey Spencer) have all stated their support for a moratorium, either publicly or directly to the Tribune. While some residents called for a moratorium, others from the VHR industry cautioned supervisors against enacting overly burdensome ...

Ultimately the supervisors, citing a desire to pick low-hanging regulatory fruit before considering more sweeping actions, advanced a package of changes to penalties, occupancy caps and other regulations.

"These are just the start," stated District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel, who represents the Tahoe portion of the county.

The recommendations would increase penalties from ...



COMMENTARY - The Government Should Change How It Regulates Marijuana

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Paul J. Larkin Jr.]

Federal law has prohibited marijuana cultivation, processing, and distribution since the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.

Whether and how to regulate marijuana use has been in the news again recently. Currently, federal laws classify marijuana as a “Schedule I” (unhelpful and dangerous) drug. This means that physicians cannot prescribe marijuana for therapeutic or recreational purposes.

SDPD Shares Its License Plate Database With Border Patrol – and Hundreds of Other Agencies

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Andrew Keatts, PUBLICCEO]

The San Diego Police Department initially told Voice of San Diego it had no control over who can see its massive database that tracks where cars go in the region. But it later conceded that it has broad leeway over who can access the data, and that it has not elected to limit that access. Agencies that can see the data range from Border Patrol to tiny local police departments across the country.