Commentary: How Not to Subsidize New Housing in California

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 14, 2018 / comments

[Timothy Coyle]
It is heartwarming to hear that in Richmond, with its super-high housing costs, a teacher is starting the academic year as a first-time homebuyer – affordably living in the town where she teaches public high school. Less gratifying is that this teacher and her fiancé bought their home at the expense of, say, a cop or fireman or firewoman from the same community.

America’s urban-rural divide deepens

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 11, 2018 / comments

A deeply divided electorate delivered a split verdict on President Trump’s first two years in office on Tuesday, one that reflects growing chasms along geographic and ideological faults.
On one hand, suburban voters delivered a stern rebuke to an unpopular president, ousting both Republican incumbents who had embraced Trump and those who had sought to distance themselves. Democrats made big gains in Midwestern gubernatorial races, a step in the direction of rebuilding once-favorable political terrain that Trump had claimed.

A “seed-to-sale” tracking system for marijuana plants to clamp down on the black market

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 09, 2018 / comments

[California County News]

A comprehensive digital tracking system for all cannabis legally produced in the state of California could be introduced by the end of next month. Now, industry officials are scrambling to figure out what it will all mean.

Charter City Law protects locals when Sanctuary State laws conflicts

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 09, 2018 / comments

[David Gorn, PUBLICCEO]
An Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled that California’s “sanctuary state law” conflicts with Huntington Beach’s rights as a charter city, throwing some protections for undocumented immigrants into question in 120 cities throughout the state.

Mocking Law, Politicians Use Taxpayer Funds for Campaigns

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 19, 2018 / comments

[Dan Walters]

Government Code Section 8314 is unambiguous, declaring, “It is unlawful for any elected state or local officer, including any state or local appointee, employee, or consultant, to use or permit others to use public resources for a campaign activity, or personal or other purposes which are not authorized by law.”