Policy Article #2

Governor Wolf signs legislation to help people with disabilities Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania signed the “Achieving A Better Life Experience” act known as “ABLE”. This act allows for individuals to put aside money for future costs related to a disability of a family member, by the creation of tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. Continue reading

Adult Use of Marijuana Act

https://www.regulatecalifornia.com/about/executive-summary/ This is an executive summary of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA).  It outlines how the state would legalize and control nonmedical use of marijuana by adults 21 and over.  The taxation and revenue allocation is also included.  Some of the allocations include youth education and substance abuse prevention, environmental cleanup, and research… Continue reading

Assembly Bill number 30

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB30 This bill is prohibiting schools from using any mascots that are inappropriate to different cultures. It is about time our government is making a stance and realizing  what is appropriate and inappropriate when it comes to a persons cultural background. This bill is to go in affect January 1, 2017. This bill helps families […] Continue reading

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Possibly in Opposition to the California Coastal Act

The Humboldt  County Board of Supervisors has proposed selling public recreational land, to help alleviate some insurance costs. This would be a direct opposition to the California Coastal Act, which aims to maintain and promote public access to and usage of beaches and other recreational areas. Public spaces for recreation and nature appreciation have long … Continue reading Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Possibly in Opposition to the California Coastal Act Continue reading

New Policy Developments in Klamath River Restoration efforts

Governor Jerry Brown will be present in Klamath this Wednesday to make a “major announcement” about the future of the Klamath River, specifically the four controversial hydropower dams blocking a midsection of the river. The dams, owned corporately, have long been condemned for blocking salmon access to the upper part of the river, and degrading … Continue reading New Policy Developments in Klamath River Restoration efforts Continue reading

Similarities between Supporting Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Ashland, OR and Humboldt County

Just north of us our neighbors in Ashland, OR are facing similar issues supporting their growing homeless population. A Jefferson Public Radio report highlights the spike of transient youth that are migrating through Ashland, particularly during the summer months. Locals are increasingly frustrated with the behaviors of some of these individuals and concerns about these […] Continue reading