Tag Archives: State of California

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

State Library Ed. Note: Vaccination rates in Oregon are mentioned at the end of the article. Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn’t so important when a law can change behavior. In December 2014 something unusual happened at Disneyland. People came to visit Mickey Mouse, and some of them left with measles. […]
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Will California Bid To Substitute Charitable Contributions For State Taxes Work?

The tax treatment of the proposed California program—and maybe other similarly structured programs in effect in other states—is far from clear. The issue is acute now because the tax classification—implicit tax payment versus bona fide charitable contribution—matters due to the SALT deduction cap. Under section 11042 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), there […]
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Legal California pot could cut into Oregon sales

California is a little late to the West Coast pot parties thrown in Oregon, Washington and Colorado, but that hasn’t dampened enthusiasm as the Golden State celebrated cannabis legalization starting Jan. 1. Source: Legal California pot could cut into Oregon sales – News – MailTribune.com – Medford, OR

Recreational Cannabis In California | FamilyCare | Roseburg VA – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Greg James, the publisher of Marijuana Venture, joins us to talk about the regional ripple effects of legal recreational cannabis in California. The nonprofit coordinated care organization FamilyCare announced last month it will close on Jan. 31. FamilyCare provides insurance to about 113,000 Oregon Health Plan members in the Portland area. The Roseburg Veterans Administration Medical Center […]
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Few California pharmacists prescribing birth control

A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few drug stores provide the service, a new study finds. Only 11 percent of retailers in the state offered pharmacist-prescribed contraception one year after the law went into effect, the research shows. Source: Few California […]
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Oregon fire strike teams focusing on Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California

All 15 strike teams from Oregon fire departments are assisting with the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California, which, as of Monday, had soared to 230,500 acres with only 15 percent containment. California fire officials requested Oregon assistance through a state-to-state mutual aid system on Tuesday, Dec. 5, after a new fire started in the Sepulveda Pass following […]
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Getting methane under control is serious business — Guest Opinion

“California Regulates Cow Farts,” is how a New York Post headline put it, implying it was a wacky move by Gov. Jerry Brown, D. In fact, California’s methane law represents a serious attempt by America’s biggest dairy state to come to grips with a potent greenhouse gas. Methane is responsible for about a quarter of […]
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South Lane Fire personnel heads to California

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, has activated its Agency Operations Center and 10 strike teams with equipment and personnel who are enroute to assist with the latest wildfires in California. South Lane County Fire and Rescue (SLFR) sent one fire engine and three staff to the fires […]
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Oregon Firefighters Headed To California To Help

Oregon is once again sending fire crews to help with California Wildfires. The state of California has once again issued a request for firefighting resources to assist with firefighting efforts in California. Oregon will be answering their request by sending resources from throughout the state. Multnomah County is sending a strike team of type-one engines […]
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High taxes could drive up marijuana prices and bolster the black market in California, analysis says

High taxes on legal marijuana in California could have the potential to turn many consumers away from the state’s cannabis shops and toward the black market, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. The credit rating agency estimates state and local taxes on marijuana, which will become legal in California on Jan. 1., could be as […]
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