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California-Wide Plastic Bag Ban Passes Key Hurdle

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

The state Assembly approved SB270 on a 44-29 vote after rejecting the bill earlier in the week. 340 more words

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Assembly Rejects Bill That Would Ban Plastic Bags Statewide

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week. 145 more words

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Assembly Rejects Bill That Would Ban Plastic Bags Statewide

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week. 145 more words

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Assembly Rejects Bill That Would Ban Plastic Bags Statewide

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week. 422 more words

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Bill conforms sentencing for use of cocaine, crack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation intended to address racial disparities in sentencing for cocaine offenses is close to passing the Legislature.

The Assembly on Thursday approved SB1010 on a 49-14 vote, returning it to the Senate for a final vote on amendments. 120 more words

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Khalid tells exco: I am still MB, work with me or leave

SHAH ALAM: Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today the Sultan of Selangor has consented to him continuing as Selangor Menteri Besar for now as he still commands support of the majority of state assemblymen. 592 more words

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Tamil Nadu aims to get tough with new 'Goondas Act'

CHENNAI: Heralding sweeping changes to the law on preventive detention, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday introduced a bill in the State Assembly that will allow the authorities to detain suspects in prison for a year even when only a single offence has been committed. 256 more words

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