Skinner’s ‘Fair Pay to Play Act’ moves ahead despite warning from NCAA

A bill that could dramatically change the lucrative business of college athletics passed its first hurdle in the Assembly. East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner's legislation to allow student-athletes the right to be compensated for the use of their name and image likeness was approved by an Assembly committee Tuesday. The bill gained passage out … Continue reading Skinner’s ‘Fair Pay to Play Act’ moves ahead despite warning from NCAA

Oakland: Reid, Gallo give support to bill aiming to stop illegal sideshows

A few days after a weekend sideshow in Oakland resulted in a transport truck and an A.C. Transit bus being set on fire, Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid said the city must give its support to an Assembly bill that will further criminalize participation in the dangerous impromptu sideshows occurring on city streets. "The sideshow is … Continue reading Oakland: Reid, Gallo give support to bill aiming to stop illegal sideshows

GET THE LEAD OUT! Bill Quirk lambastes the lead and paint industry

It may be one of the most dastardly political schemes in recent state history. After the lead and paint industry in California was recently ordered to pay penalties that could run into the hundreds of millions to remedy illegal lead hazards across the state, the industry is now moving toward placing an initiative on the … Continue reading GET THE LEAD OUT! Bill Quirk lambastes the lead and paint industry