January 7, 2011 |
A congressional bill aimed at eliminating a tax rule that many small businesses complained was unfair to them has been introduced by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Gold River). The provision, set to go into effect in 2012, requires all businesses to file special forms with the Internal Revenue Service to report payments made not only to freelance workers, as in the past, but also to stores, vendors and anybody else from whom they bought $600 or more in goods or services over the course of a year.
October 14, 2010 |
Regardless of which candidate wins the race for California attorney general, voters expect that San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris or Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley will respect the outcome of the election gracefully. But they appear reluctant to extend that respect to Proposition 19, which would legalize the private, adult use of limited amounts of marijuana statewide and allow local governments to regulate commercial production and retail distribution. At their debate last week at UC Davis, neither Harris nor Cooley would state whether they would, as attorney general, enforce and defend Proposition 19. Democrat Harris was ambiguous regarding what her actions as attorney general might be: "I believe that if it were to pass, it would be incumbent on the attorney general to convene her top lawyers and the experts on constitutional law to do a full analysis of the constitutionality of that measure ... and what action, if any, should follow.
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August 22, 2010 |
Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack of Palm Springs has a new title these days: "Patriot. " That's the term leaders of the National Republican Congressional Committee are using for House members they believe to be most vulnerable to a Democratic challenge this fall. Rep. Jerry McNerney, who wrenched his Northern California district from GOP hands four years ago, is a " Frontline Democrat," the name the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has bestowed on its party members facing strong challenges.
August 8, 2010 |
Ami Bera, a first-time congressional candidate, campaigns along the tree-lined streets of the Sacramento suburbs, toting a water bottle and shouldering the hopes of Democrats nationwide. There is more at stake than personal ambition: A victory could help his party keep control of the House. Republicans need a gain of 39 seats to take charge, and with dozens of imperiled Democrats across the country, polls suggest the GOP could well succeed. To reach that number, however, Republicans must almost certainly hang on to 10 or so of their own vulnerable seats.
October 29, 2009 |
USC safety Taylor Mays prides himself on making physical plays, but he was shocked that some recent ones resounded all the way to nation's capital. That's what happened Wednesday when Mays got blindsided by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Gold River) during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on NFL head injuries. Lungren, a Notre Dame graduate, first talked about former Oakland Raiders player Jack Tatum setting the bar for hits designed to injure. He then complained about Florida quarterback Tim Tebow being rushed back from a concussion before finally getting to Mays.
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January 10, 2005 |
Former California Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren had a strong sense of deja vu last week while standing in the East Room of the White House. Twenty-six years after he was first elected to Congress and welcomed at a White House ceremony by then-President Carter, Lungren was back, this time being welcomed as a newly elected lawmaker by President Bush.