California Senate Passes Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2018) –  Yesterday, the California Senate passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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California Assembly Passes Bill to End Unrestricted Federal Militarization of Local Police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2018) – Yesterday, the California Assembly passed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies in the state to get local governmental approval before acquiring or using military equipment. Passage of the bill into law would set the stage to limit federal programs that militarize local police.

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California Assembly Passes Bill to Allow Marijuana Business Owners to Deduct Expenses from State Taxes

SACRAMENTO. Calif. (May 31, 2018) – Yesterday, the California Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill that would sever a link between state and federal tax law, allowing individuals to deduct expenses from legal marijuana businesses for state income tax purposes. Passage of the bill would encourage the growth of the legal marijuana market in California and further nullify unconstitutional federal prohibition of cannabis in practice.

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California Committee Passes Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 30, 2018) –  Last Friday, a final California Senate committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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New Jersey Bill Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program Through Reciprocity With Other States

TRENTON, N.J. (May 29, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New Jersey assembly would expand access to medical marijuana by instituting reciprocity with other medical marijuana states. The bill would further expand the medicinal cannabis market in the New Jersey and further nullify federal prohibition in practice.

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California Committee Passes Bill Ending Unrestricted Federal Militarization of Local Police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 24, 2018) – Yesterday, a final California Assembly committee passed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies in the state to get local governmental approval before acquiring or using military equipment. Passage of the bill into law would set the stage to limit federal programs that militarize local police.

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