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Government Gives Incentives To Domestic Tech
Sacramento---The Federal Government passed a piece of legislation to provide subsidies to the domestic tech industry. Critics say all foreign companies have to do to qualify is have a California subsidiary. MP Tony Burke championed this bill, touting the ability to create well paying unionised jobs. Also look for the industrial relations reform next.
Government Report Shows High Speed Rail To Sacramento Could Make Profit
SACRAMENTO---The long anticipated high speed connection between Los Angeles and Sacramento is still a big concern. While the now completed line between the three big cities makes sense and is profitable, the branch to Sacramento is up in the air. That is until now. Studies have proven the demand for it is enough to be feasible. The Espanicito government and the federal government will collaborate on this project.
National Cabinet Meet
LOS ANGELES---The five premiers and the prime minister convened the National Cabinet with PM Albanese, Espanicito Premier Maria Teresa Jimenez Esquivel, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Napa Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk, Sierra Premier Victor Manuel Castro Cosio, Coachella-Fernando Premier Natasha Fyles and Chief Minister Claudia Sheinbaum. They hope to solidify any interstate comerce and infrastructure. They also want to give state and federal ICACs more powers and organize government initiatives.
Napa Premier Palaczuk Protects Chinatown
SAN FRANCISCO---Napa CLP government has passed legislation to protect the rights of the popular San Francisco neighborhood, Chinatown. The area has received national heritage status, giving special rights to existence there. It was established in the 1880s and has been important to Chinese Californians since. Little Tokyo in Los Angeles seeks the same protection.
Government Strike Home Building Deal With Greens
SACRAMENTO---The CLP government has passed a home construction deal for 50,000 homes a year. The Greens negotiated this deal but went in hoping for two times that. It passed also with centrist support also.
"This is the start of our CLP contract with the voters. It is only the beginning," Prime Minister Albanese said in Federal Parliament.
Napa Wildfires Rage On
BAKERSFIELD---Smoke clouded Bakersfield have been around all week as the wildfire in the Napa Valley burns on. CalFire continues to fight the fire, which is going on to its second week. Prime Minister Albanese has declared a state of emergency and called the California Defense Force to help CalFire. San Francisco and Los Angeles metro areas continue to issue air quality warnings due to the smoke from the Napa Valley fire.
Parliament Gives More Money to CFP
SACRAMENTO---The Federal Parliament unanimously passed a bill that provided more funding to the California Federal Police, Border Force, California Federal SWAT, Center for Counter-Terrorism, CSIO, NCFIC, CIC and state policing. This stunning moment of bipartisanship clearly illustrates order and security remains a neutral issue. The PM lauded the other party, saying that "security should never be partisan".
Government Passes First Movers Initiative
SACRAMENTO---The federal government with support from the Greens has created a $200 billion initiative that gets industry setting an example for the rest of the private sector to go green. In the House, the proposal passed 350-78. Meaning that it garnered some CDU support. It got passed 150-114 in the Senate with many senators touting this enables big business to be green with incentives instead of punitive regulation.
Prospective Legislative Assembly
Espanicito State Election: CLP Minority Government Likely
LOS ANGELES---Coming this Saturday, Espanicito will go to the polls. It looks likely will result in a CLP minority government. They have 37% while the CDP has 44%. On those numbers, the kingmaker independents and Greens have indicated they would support the CLP.
Government Works With Major Cities To Establish CREZ
SACRAMENTO/LOS ANGELES---The government enforced new regulation to establish carbon emission reduction zones. The prime minister visited Los Angeles today, which is the largest zone. San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Fresno and Sacramento are also taking part in this as well. In fact, those city and state governments are coordinating with the federal government to adequately support those areas.
Government Installs A New Income Luxury Tax
SACRAMENTO---Luxury taxes are a pretty "uncommon" in the European Union. There's a progressive tax ranging from 1%-13%., corporate tax of 10.8%, GST of 5% and state tax averaging 5%. Now, the government wants to have a 15% income tax on incomes of 1.5 million and above. The Greens and several independents in both the House and Senate support the move, basically guaranteeing its passage.
"The people of California expect those who benefit from its system pay their fair share into it," said Treasurer Jim Chalmers on the floor of the House. "We frankly can't be Inquista or the Duxburian Union."
El Segundo By-Election: Likely CDP Hold
EL SEGUNDO---The blue collar, conservative leaning electorate of El Segundo's by-election will be a stern test of the popularity of the CLP government. Recent polls suggest the CDP narrowly wins the two party preferred vote. El Segundo is historically a swing electorate. The make up of the seat does benefit of the government and the moderation of the CDP's social positions. The election should be very hotly contested.
CLP wins the El Segundo By-Election
EL SEGUNDO---The CLP has officially won the El Segundo by-election. The California Electoral Commission reported Kristina Keneally got a 16,000 vote majority, beating the combined CDU-Independent support. El Segundo has experienced a significant rise of moderate, left leaning populace and as such is a CLP stronghold.