By Dan Freed
California’s governor signs a bill into law prohibiting teachers from carrying concealed weapons to school. Governor Jerry Brown singed the legislation over the weekend, revoking the right of school administrators to decide if employees can bring concealed weapons to campus.
California firefighters are beginning to make head-way on roughly a dozen wildfires that have burned thousands of homes and caused at least 40 deaths. On Sunday, the number of people evacuated dropped from 100,000 to 75,000 as winds finally began to die down across the golden state.
Firefighters and first responders continue to battle deadly wildfires across northern California. Since Sunday, the fires have claimed more than 300-square-miles. Recovery teams are searching for bodies in areas devastated by the wildfires.
The House is set to vote on a nearly $37 billion emergency funding bill. On Wednesday, House GOP leaders confirmed the lower chamber of Congress would vote on legislation aimed at providing $36.5 billion in funds for northern California and Puerto Rico.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein is losing support from Democrats in her bid for re-election. Since unveiling plans to run for a sixth term on Monday, several Liberal lawmakers have spoken out against the move.
In California’s famous wine country raging wildfires are prompting new evacuations as the death toll continues to climb across Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Yuba counties. At least 17 have died and 100 others remain missing.
By Ross Kerber
Pharmaceutical companies in California will soon give notice if they raise prices. Governor Jerry Brown signed the SB 17 law on Monday. It forces pharmaceutical companies to give 60 days notice if the price of a prescription rises more than 16% over a two year period.