Bipartisan effort launched to fix ‘retroactive’ tax SACRAMENTO – In an effort to provide relief to California taxpayers stunned with the imposition of a retroactive tax, Sen. Ted W. Lieu, Asm. Jeff Gorell and Board of Equalization Chair Jerome E. Horton today announced a joint effort to craft a bipartisan, comprehensive solution to the problem created by the recent California Court of Appeal decision in Frank Cutler v. Franchise Tax Board.
Alleged murderer repeatedly disabled GPS SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted W. Lieu, author of an urgency measure to crack down on parolees who removed their ankle-mounted GPS monitors, issued the following statement today after the arrest of Sidney Jerome DeAvila, a parolee charged with killing his grandmother in Stockton:
SACRAMENTO – Sens. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance and Leland Yee of San Francisco/San Mateo today announced language to Senate Bill 2 – part of their two-bill package to strengthen the California Political Reform Act.
“These changes would provide voters with more information about who’s funding the increasing amount of political ads and mailers,” Lieu said about SBs 2 and 3, known as the Sunshine in Campaigns Act.
Disturbing new data and DOJ study prompt urgency legislation SACRAMENTO – A Sunday Los Angeles Times investigative story showing alarming increases in the number of convicted sex offenders and gang members who cut off their ankle-mounted GPS monitoring bracelets and escape real punishment underscores the need for urgent action, said the senator who in early January called on stakeholders to address the problem.
Law enforcement agencies back ‘payback’ requirement
SACRAMENTO – Those who falsely report emergencies would face stiffer incarceration sentences and be forced to pay the costs for bogus responses by law enforcement, according to a bill announced today by Sen. Ted W. Lieu of Torrance.