California Gov. Gavin Newsom is encouraging residents to go outdoors during the shelter-in-place order as long as they follow social distancing guidelines. "We want you to see sunsets," he said. "We want you to enjoy activities outdoors. What they don't want is people congregating outside in large groups."
Unlike the Governor of Michigan who uses a top-down tyrannical approach to shutting down local industries, this CA county gets it right. In Del Norte County, local officials have made their COVID-19 decisions ... locally ... and deemed fishing and hunting essential, and decided that banning guns and fishing rods does nothing to halt the spread of a virus. Well done, Del Norte. We hope other officials take notice.
DMV's Latest 'Unanticipated' Cost Overrun for the Much Anticipated Voter Registration Act Compliance
The historically deficient California Department of Motor Vehicles has encountered yet another stumbling block on its way to compliance with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. On behalf of the DMV, the state Finance Director sent a letter last week to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee requesting and authorizing another $2.2 million to “help meet the deadlines.” Read the article at the California Globe.
9/22: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains why the state of California's new law requiring presidential candidates to provide tax returns before qualifying to appear on the ballot is a partisan attack and frivolous.
5/17: One America News Network reports on a loophole in California that allows people voting-by-mail to possibly vote twice in the state's election.
Some of California's water conservation regulations are mindless. It is illegal for servers in bars, restaurants, and cafeterias to serve water unless customers ask.