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The Washington Post
15-cent increase in federal gas tax proposed
With Congress facing a major shortfall in transportation funding next year, a House bill introduced Wednesday would raise the federal gas tax by 15 cents per gallon to close the gap.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Capitol Hill: Concrete Proposals for Raising Gas Tax Finally on the Table
After a lot of vague talk about transportation revenues since the passage of MAP-21 - "everything is on the table" and "we need to think outside the box" - real proposals are finally being presented.
The Fresno Bee
Capitol Alert: AM Alert: Special election will cushion Assembly supermajority
The special election in the 54th Assembly District is guaranteed to add to Democrats' supermajority in the lower house, as all three candidates are Democrats.
Grocers' Group Spends Record Lobbying
A proposal to require labeling of genetically engineered foods and seeds in Washington state enjoyed broad public support in polls this summer.
Ukiah Daily Journal
Area lawmakers request tougher penalties for trespass grows
Several California lawmakers, including Congressmen Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson, sent a letter last month to the U.S. Sentencing Commission requesting tougher penalties for marijuana growing on federal and some private lands.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Burnt Orange Report
Recent Rulings on Contraception and Abortion Pushed Senate Dems to Restrict Filibusters
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Inside Bay Area
Political Blotter: Students will push lawmakers for oil-extraction tax
This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics .
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Attention Turns to Mortgage Forgiveness
Be sure to check out Partner Engineering's webinar 'Development is Back! Mitigate Risk with Due Dilligence' for an in-depth look at the key engineering, environmental and energy due diligence items that can identify potential "fatal flaws" to a development or redevelopment project and help to prevent them.
Interior Secretary should visit region in search of new monuments
This session of Congress is the first since World War II that has failed to protect a single new acre of public land.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
So it took Judge Janice Brown living up to her extremist promise to finally wake up the Democrats?
So it took Judge Janice Brown living up to her extremist promise to wake up the Democrats? by digby If the Republicans want to bellyache about losing the filibuster for judicial nominees, maybe they ought to call in truce in the War on Women: Within hours of each other, two federal appeals courts handed down separate decisions that affirmed sharp ... (more)
Fri Nov 29, 2013
National Public Radio
Commuter Transit Subsidy At Risk Unless Congress Acts
For the past four years, public transportation users and people who drive their cars to work and pay for parking have been able set aside up to $245 a month in wages tax free if they're used for commuting costs or workplace parking.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The Huffington Post
Barbara Boxer Wants Her Nuclear Regulatory Records And She Wants Them Now
Sen. Barbara Boxer and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are engaged in an increasingly public feud over whether the commission is withholding information from members of Congress.
House-Senate Talks on WRDA Bill Get Under Way
Negotiations to work out a new Water Resources Development Act have formally begun, with an upbeat first meeting of a House-Senate conference committee on Nov. 20. Now, the work moves behind the scenes as lawmakers and aides try to resolve differences between the bills each chamber passed by wide margins earlier this year.
Point Reyes Light
Huffman asks for drug sentences
Congressman Jared Huffman penned a bipartisan letter to the United States Sentencing Commission last week urging a revision of guidelines for criminals charged with trespass drug cultivation on both private and public lands.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Ed Schultz, Barbara Boxer Equate Obamacare with Civil Rights, Women's Suffrage
On Tuesday evenings The Ed Show on MSNBC, Sen. Barbara Boxer joined host Ed Schultz to discuss how the Affordable Care Act will impact the 2014 midterm elections.
Boxer accuses nuke regulators of obstruction
Sen. Barbara Boxer is ratcheting up her criticism of a new Nuclear Regulatory Commission information-sharing policy that she says could impede congressional investigations.
Halfway To Concord
Bay Area politics dominates California
It's becoming clear that the San Francisco Bay Area politics dominates California.
The Times of Israel
Obama touts Iran deal as 'right move' for all
The interim nuclear deal with Iran serves the interests of the United States and its allies and was not signed merely for political expediency, US President Barack Obama said at a fundraising dinner in California Monday night.
NBC Bay Area
GGB Suicide Barrier Lacks Funding
Decades in the making, a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge is ready to go, with a $5 million design for a net to be delivered early in the new year.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Get rid of the career politician
Ever heard of the word "homesteader"? A homesteader is defined as a person who acquires or settles on land under a homestead law.