Several lawmakers have said Gov. Jerry Brown has signaled his support for the bill, which would grant up to 1.4 million new licenses. However, the governor’s office declined to comment.
The measure includes a requirement that drillers disclose the chemicals they use in the process of hydraulic fracturing. The process involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into deep rock formations to release oil or natural gas.
The scholarship for victims of the attacks was put in place shortly after Sept. 11, but the funds were raided by both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Jerry Brown.
It includes Gov. Jerry Brown’s original plan to lease cells in private prisons and county jails if the court sticks to its year-end deadline for reducing the prison population by about 9,600 inmates.
The Clover Fire broke out Monday near the rural community of Happy Valley in Shasta County and was quickly fanned by gusty winds, growing to nearly 11 square miles. However, lighter winds Tuesday allowed firefighters to focus on corralling the blaze.
If voters approve, local governments would have to follow the California Public Records Act and the state’s open-meetings law but would not be reimbursed by the state for doing so.
Phoenix Triton King, 20, and the teen, whose name was not released because she is a minor, were found around the Friends of the Dunes nature center in Arcata after an intense manhunt.
Taylor Ward, of Vacaville, and another missionary with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were in a two-car crash Tuesday evening in southeastern Idaho, state police said.
Crews are on pace to put the finishing touches on a new stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and the span should be ready to open as planned early this week, officials say.
When traffic flows across a new stretch of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the first time, it will do so nearly a quarter-century after a deadly earthquake during the 1989 World Series collapsed two 50-foot sections of the old structure.
The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens nearly 25 years after the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the old span.
“This is the last major hurdle that we need to get over to get this bridge open,” said spokesman Andrew Gordon. “There is a tremendous amount of excitement. Everyone is feeling very confident, and we are on track.”