Cheryl Miller

Legislation to Block a 'Netflix' Tax Is Shelved Amid Opposition

Cheryl Miller

A Southern California assemblyman on Monday shelved legislation that would have blocked cities from taxing streaming video services such as Netflix and Hulu.

Becerra, Filling Key Lawyer Posts, Draws From Federal Agencies

Cheryl Miller

Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filled top posts in his office with civil rights and federal agency lawyers, a nod to his 24 years in Congress and his new role as a Trump administration antagonist.

California Judges Are Told to Stay Away from Pot Businesses

Cheryl Miller

California judges and their spouses should not hold a financial interest in marijuana enterprises, even though medical and recreational cannabis use is legal in California, a state Supreme Court ethics committee said in a formal opinion Wednesday.

Lawmaker's Push for Zero-Emission Autonomous Vehicles Fizzles

Cheryl Miller

Faced with opposition from the tech lobby, a Bay Area lawmaker has gutted legislation that would have required self-driving cars registered in California to be zero-emission vehicles.

California Prepares to Ramp Up Push for Marijuana Rules

Cheryl Miller

California's approval of recreational marijuana in November launched a process that requires the state to have regulations on the books by Jan. 1, 2018. The sprint to develop new rules starts in earnest in the Legislature this week, where committees are scheduled to take up for the first time many o

Apple Enters Self-Driving Race: Here's the Overall Lineup

Cheryl Miller

The street race to develop and test autonomous vehicles ramped up this week when the California Department of Motor Vehicles granted Apple Inc. a license to test three driverless SUVs on state roads.

Alameda Judge Admonished Over Campaign-Fund Reporting

Cheryl Miller

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Tara Flanagan was admonished by the state's judicial discipline agency Tuesday for failing to report the actual source of $25,000 in loans to her successful 2012 campaign.

California's Covington Team Calls Trump Immigration Claims 'Unsupported'

Cheryl Miller

Covington & Burling lawyers representing the California legislature are demanding U.S. officials identify any state and local laws that "prohibit or hinder" immigration enforcement, an allegation leveled by Trump administration officials amid an escalation of tension between the Golden State and Was

Jeff Sessions Swipes Calif. Chief Justice for Accusing Feds of 'Stalking' Immigrants

Cheryl Miller

Two top Trump administration officials, including U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on Friday rebuked California's chief justice for accusing federal agents of "stalking" undocumented immigrants in state courthouses.

'Netflix Tax' Proposals Pit California Cities Against Tech

Cheryl Miller

There's no city in California that taxes streaming video services such as Hulu and Netflix, a potential revenue source that other jurisdictions, across the country, are eyeing. One Southern California assemblyman wants to block any California city from adopting any such taxing scheme.

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