Ex-DEA Agent: Opioid Crisis Fueled By Drug Industry And CongressWhistleblower Joe Rannazzisi says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities — knowing that people were dying — and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA's efforts to stop it.
Plastics Industry Fights Proposed Statewide Bag BanLobbyists for the plastics industry Wednesday warned jobs could be lost if Sacramento lawmakers vote to phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill For Same-Day Voter RegistrationGov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills designed to modernize California's election and campaign finance laws, including allowing voters to register on Election Day.
State Lawmakers’ Interest Group-Funded Hawaiian Trip Raises ControversyA planned week-long trip to Hawaii by state lawmakers, during which they are scheduled to meet with members of some very powerful interest groups, has triggered outrage in some circles.