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  State Legislature - Environment California
Environment California is a nonpartisan organization that combines independent research with tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for California’s environment.
When citizens know how their elected officials are voting on the issues important to them, it allows for better representation in the Legislature.
We identified a few key votes in \r\nthe Legislature that will have the greatest impact on California\'s environment \r\nand public health.
www.environmentcalifornia.org /legislature   (190 words)

  Flag of California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flag of California was first flown during the Bear Flag Revolt and was adopted by the California state legislature in 1911.
California had been under Mexican rule for thirteen years as the department of Alta California, whose Spanish-speaking population of 4,000 was outnumbered by English-speakers.
This revived the earliest claims on California by his namesake, Sir Francis Drake (in 1579), and made good American colonial claims on the lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific, "from sea to sea" in the 1600s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_California   (504 words)

 California State Legislature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California.
It is a bicameral legislature that consists of a lower house, the Assembly, and an upper house, the Senate.
The California legislature currently has a Democratic majority, with the Senate consisting of 25 Democrats and 15 Republicans; and the Assembly having 48 Democrats and 32 Republicans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/California_State_Legislature   (432 words)

 California State Legislature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The California State Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California.
Members of the state Senate serve four year terms and are limited to being elected twice.
A unique institution is the state legislative analyst, whose office of several hundred persons analyzes the effects of laws for the California legislature.
palosverdesestates.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/California_legislature   (327 words)

 California State Politics and Policy
The California state legislature is one of the most professionalized in the nation.
Although there are currently no session limits in the California state legislature, lifetime term limits of 3 terms (or 6 years) in the Assembly and 2 terms (or 8 years) in the Senate were enacted in 1990.
The state legislature is both the most professionalized and arguably the "sickest" of the fifty states.
www.skidmore.edu /~s_palomb/legislature.htm   (730 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mariano Vallejo, in his report to the first California State LegislatureCalifornia State Legislature, said that the word is "a corruption of the Indian word talmalamne which signifies 'cluster of stone wigwams.'" The name may mean "people who dwell in stone houses," i.e., in caves.
In September of 1966, the California State Legislaturestate Legislature mandated that Botts dots were to be used for lane markings for all state highways except in areas where it snowed in the winter.
In 1985, he was appointed President of the California Bicentennial Foundation for the Constitution and Bill of Rights, a foundation designated by the California State legislature and Governor to direct California's role in the Bicentennial celebration of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/California-State-Legislature.htm   (979 words)

 Restoring the visions that made our state great
Recent passage of the California State University Agricultural Research Initiative (CSU/ARI) by the California State Legislature and Governor Gray Davis has provided significant new avenues of opportunity for the CSU to perform applied agricultural and natural resources research.
The California Agricultural Technology Institute (CATI) has been charged by the CSU and the California State Legislature to provide for CSU/ARI central administration and is allocated $250,000 annually for this purpose.
CATI is a non-profit, research and education institution created in 1984 by a mandate of the California State Legislature to develop and evaluate new and promising technologies that could have the potential for improving the economic performance of California agriculture.
cati.csufresno.edu /ip/upda/99/fall/New-state.html   (915 words)

 California Courts: About Us
In California, as in the federal government, the power to govern is divided among three equal branches: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial.
Supreme executive power of the State of California is vested in the Governor.
The California State Legislature is made up of two houses: the Senate and the Assembly.
www.courtinfo.ca.gov /about   (194 words)

 Introduction to California State Capital Sacramento Golden State Land of Milk and Honey Grape State El Dorado State
From the naming of the state in the 16th century to the California Gold Rush of 1848 and the fields of yellow poppies(official state flower) that bloom in the springtime, gold, in one form or another, has been intertwined with the history and development of California.
Over the years, California has been referred as "The Land of Milk and Honey" and "The El Dorado State" and "The Grape State." These nicknames served at various times to promote business and tourism for the state of California.
The California condor, with a wingspan as long as nine feet, is also featured on the coin in a tribute to the successful repopulation of the once nearly extinct bird.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ca_intro.htm   (820 words)

 California MGM Bill
California State Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996 so that boys are also protected from genital mutilation (commonly referred to as circumcision).
Because section 273a of the California Penal Code already makes it a crime for a person to "permit" female genital mutilation from occurring, the language on the U.S. bill pertaining to assistance with genital mutilation either domestically or out of the country has not been added to the California MGM Bill.
As stated in section (c), The Intersex Society of North America estimates the number of genital mutilations at roughly 1 or 2 per 1,000 births.
www.mgmbill.org /camgmbill.htm   (1452 words)

 1996 California Election Campaign Finance
Focusing on candidates for the State Legislature, during the two-year period of 1995 and 1996, all major party candidates in the primary and general elections raised campaign contributions totaling $110.3 million, and they spent $105.7 million.
For example, in the 1976 general election campaigns for the State Assembly, average expenditures for incumbents versus challengers were $25,135 versus $9,421, a ratio of less than 3 to 1.
This report by the California Secretary of State focuses on the major party candidates who ran for seats in the State Legislature during California's November 5, 1996 General Election.
www.ss.ca.gov /prd/finance96/finance96.htm   (961 words)

 California State Legislature
State law defines a special district as “any agency of the state for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries” (Government Code §1627 [d]).
The most common type of special district in California is the County Service Area, while districts with unique functions include the separation of grade and the bridge and highway authority.
State law allows some districts to be formed without an election if there is little or no opposition of the project at the protest hearing.
www.hwd.com /educat/specdist5.htm   (3640 words)

 California State Public Agencies
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) is dedicated to the fire protection stewardship of over 31 million acres of the State's privately-owned watershed area.
The office is responsible for assuring the state's readiness to respond to and recover from natural, manmade, and war-caused emergencies, and for assisting local governments in their emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
The mission of the State Board is to ensure the highest reasonable quality of water for the state, while allocating those waters to achieve the optimum balance of beneficial uses.
www.scced.org /scced/sust_orgs/govstate.html   (1745 words)

 The California Budget Project - Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
California Economic Indicators: The latest on the California economy by the California Department of Finance.
California State Department of Finance: Provides access to the Governor's budget, plus demographic and economic information.
The California Budget Project participates in the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, a network of 29 state organizations and one national organization, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, supported by the Ford Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Open Society Institute.
www.cbp.org /links.htm   (880 words)

 California state legislature passes same-sex marriage bill - Wikinews
On Wednesday, the lower house or State Assembly of the State Legislature of the US state of California passed a controversial new bill that would redefine marriage as the union between two people, as opposed to a man and a woman (text).
The California State Senate, the upper house, had already acceded to this.
A critical swing vote came from Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) of Orange County, the second largest California county, which is predominantly conservative.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/California_state_legislature_passes_same-sex_marriage_bill   (423 words)

 California State Politics and Policy
As shown by the graph, California's state Senate and House has been almost exclusively Democratically controlled since 1959, excluding the brief period in which the State Senate and House consisted of a Republican majority, as shown by the graph above.
Therefore while there certainly is a degree of party competition on the state level, the Democrats have proven to consistently dominate the state legislature.
California is also identified as the 13th strongest two party state by the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
www.skidmore.edu /~s_palomb/partycompetition.htm   (499 words)

 California Legislature Approves Gay Marriage
And California in 1976 was among the first states to repeal sodomy statues.
But opponents, including conservative Republicans, have argued that the law must be stopped in the nation's most populous state because it constitutes another assault on the sanctity of the family.
California is already one of the most gay-friendly states in the nation.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/06/AR2005090602076.html?nav=hcmodule   (894 words)

 damnum absque injuria » California State Senate Legislature: We Are Above the Law
(k) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to end the pernicious practice of marriage discrimination in California.
The California legislature became the first elected body in the US to approve gay marriage, passing the bill in the Assembly 41-35 and setting up a conundrum for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
DOMA expressly allows the states not to recognize gay marriages from other states, but I’m not sure that protection applies to states that allow gay marriage under their own laws.
xrlq.com /2005/09/01/california-state-senate-we-are-above-the-law   (1503 words)

 California State Flag : California HQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
California State Flag California entered the Union in 1850 as the 31st State.
California State Flag On June 14, 1846, some settlers marched on the Mexican garrison and over took the appointed leader.
California HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
www.california-hq.com /californiastateflag/index.php   (973 words)

 The State Bar of California
The State Bar 2006 Spring Summit, focused on achieving diversity in the legal profession, will be held June 2 and 3 in San Jose.
The Aranda Award is presented to a California judge or appellate court justice who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to equal access in the courts.
Founded in 1927 by the legislature, The State Bar of California is an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court.
www.calbar.ca.gov /state/calbar/calbar_home.jsp   (232 words)

 Welcome to California
Maria Shriver is the first First Lady to address the state legislature and to acknowledge the accomplishments of women in society.
The California Woman of the Year ceremony is an annual bi-partisan tradition founded in 1987 by former Assembly Members Bev Hansen (R-Santa Rosa) and Sally Tanner (D-El Monte).
It is appropriate that the Legislature join with First Lady Maria Shriver in recognizing and honoring these 120 amazing women who have contributed so much to the betterment of our communities and the quality of life that we enjoy in California.
www.governor.ca.gov /state/govsite/gov_htmldisplay.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0525390594.1126050886@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddfimiellkcfngcfkmdffidfng.0&sCatTitle=&sFilePath=/govsite/spotlight/031405_update.htm   (942 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | California backs gay marriage law
The California Assembly has become the first state legislature in the US to pass a bill endorsing gay marriages.
The bill approved by the California Assembly states that marriage is a civil contract between two people, rather than between a man and a woman.
California already gives same-sex couples many of the rights and responsibilities of marriage if they register with the state as partners.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/4221420.stm   (435 words)

 Ticked Mom Gets Lyme Awareness Week Declared in California May 4 - 10, 2005
The California Lyme Disease Association states that “Lyme awareness, education, and prevention is a critical public health issue”.
But as the California legislature has recognized, nothing could be further from the truth.
Dr. Stricker states that “Lyme disease is the fastest-growing infectious disease in the country” and notes that the annual infection rate of Lyme now surpasses that of AIDS.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/4/prweb231518.htm   (934 words)

The reception was held at the historic Sterling Hotel in the state capital and was well attended by a wide cross-section of individuals.
In the State Senate, Charles Poochigian (R-Fresno) was reelected to a second term and serves alongside Senator Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco).
The number of Armenian-American representatives in the California State Legislature is the highest in the history of the State and marks a milestone for the community.
www.anca.org /press_releases/press_releases.php?prid=362   (887 words)

 AeANET : California State Government Affairs Overview
The California Government Affairs Monday Morning Report is designed to provide our member companies with a snapshot into the many issues pending before the State Legislature and Regulatory Agencies that have the potential of significantly impacting their bottomline, and to give them the opportunity to help change them.
If you are a member of AeA and would like to receive a weekly legislative report regarding the hottest California state bills impacting the high-tech industry, please email Joe Gregorich asking to subscribe to our Monday Morning Report, or you can subscribe to this and other important AeA newsletters at www.aeanet.org/newsletters.
The California Channel is a public service funded entirely by California's cable television industry to provide an electronic bridge between Californians and their elected officials.
www.aeanet.org /AeACouncils/scks_cagaoverview.asp   (663 words)

 ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE COGDILL - California State Assembly Republican Caucus
Rural educators from throughout the state addressed federal and state officials to detail their experiences with NCLB.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Eugene Hickok, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education, followed by remarks from California Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Geno Flores.
Flores spoke on the importance of the implementation of No Child Left Behind at both the state and federal level and recognized that as new programs are introduced, there may be challenges in implementation that must be addressed.
republican.assembly.ca.gov /members/index.asp?Dist=25&Lang=1&Body=PressReleases&RefID=1657   (426 words)

 California State Flag - About the California State Flag, its adoption and history
he current California State Flag, adopted by the state legislature in 1911, is based on the original Bear Flag raised by pioneering Americans over Sonoma in 1846.
The Bear was representative of the numerous Grizzly Bears in the state and the words "California Republic" testify to the fiesty American pioneers who settled in the territory.
Purchase California State Flags: You may purchase quality state flags from the United States Flag Store.
www.netstate.com /states/symb/flags/ca_flag.htm   (292 words)

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