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  • The effects of Taylor Swift's political endorsement were felt right away, but it remains to be seen whether these new voters will actually turn out for Swift's chosen candidates on Election Day.

  • A patient gets dialysis at DaVita Dialysis Center in Inglewood.

    Shares of dialysis clinic operator DaVita rose more than 3 percent on Monday after California's governor vetoed a bill that would have cut into its sales.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai rejected arguments Monday that states should be able to impose their own net neutrality protections after the Trump administration in December withdrew them. In August, 22 states, including California, and a coalition of trade groups representing major tech companies urged a federal...

  • Supporters of net neutrality protest outside a Federal Building in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2017. 

    The new bill requires internet providers to maintain a level playing field online.

  • Under President Donald Trump, the FCC voted 3-2 in December along party lines to reverse rules that barred internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic or offering paid fast lanes, also known as paid prioritization. A spokesman for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who led the effort to reverse net neutrality, did not immediately comment late on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- California Governor Jerry Brown late on Sunday signed legislation to restore open internet protections known as net neutrality in the state after the Trump administration repealed the rules in December 2017. The bill sets up a clash with the Federal Communications Commission, which said in repealing the Obama-era rules that it was...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Major technology companies and internet service providers told a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday they support federal legislation to protect data privacy but want Congress to preempt tough new rules adopted by California. Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc, AT&T Inc, Charter Communications Inc and Twitter Inc all told the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was seeking comments on how to set nationwide data...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made "mistakes" on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. The U.S. Commerce Department said it was seeking comments on how to set nationwide data...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has this month also criticized California's legislature for approving a state measure to guarantee open internet access and said "bad behavior" on the part of internet service providers could be prevented by the FCC's new transparency requirements. The FCC voted 3-2 in December to reverse the Obama era rules that barred internet...

  • Paper straws sit on the bar at Fog Harbor Fish House on June 21, 2018 in San Francisco, California. A ban on plastic straws in San Francisco is scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2019.  California's statewide law to restrict the use of plastic straws in sit-down restaurants is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2019. 

    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill to reduce ocean waste and the use of plastic straws in the state.  

  • Side View Of Man Smoking Cigarette While Sitting At Beach

    There are several bills on the desk of California Gov. Jerry Brown that would ban smoking on state beaches and parks but given he voted a beach smoking ban last year it's unclear if he will sign the legislation. 

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Six major web and internet service companies, including AT&T Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, will detail their consumer data privacy practices to a U.S. Senate panel on Sept. 26, according to a congressional statement on Wednesday. The Senate hearing will give the six technology-related companies, which also include Amazon.com...

  • A smart phone with the icons for the Facebook, Twitter, Google apps.

    The Internet Association, which represents major companies like Facebook and Amazon, said Tuesday it backed modernizing U.S. data privacy rules but wants a national approach that would preempt California's new regulations due to take effect in 2020.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- A group representing major internet companies including Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc said on Tuesday it backed modernizing U.S. data privacy rules but wants a national approach that would preempt California's new regulations that take effect in 2020.. The Internet Association, a group representing more than 40 major...

  • Firefighters douse flames as a home burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.

    A California bill allowing investor-owned utilities to pass on wildfires-related costs to ratepayers could be signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • The law makes California the largest global economy to commit to 100 percent clean energy. The law sends a message that California supports the global Paris agreement to fight climate change, he said. California has repeatedly clashed with the federal government's policies on climate change, immigration and other issues since Trump became president.

  • Sept 10- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a mandate requiring the state's power sector to wean itself off fossil fuels entirely by 2045.. The move comes days before Brown hosts a gathering of local, international and business leaders to highlight the issue of climate change. The law, passed by the state's legislature last month,...

  • An offshore oil rig in the Channel Islands off the California coast.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to block the Trump administration's controversial efforts to expand offshore oil drilling along the California coast.

  • A customer shops as bottles of Coca-Cola Co. brand soda sit on display for sale inside of a Ralphs Grocery Co. in Los Angeles, California.

    A statewide tax could upend a compromise reached with the beverage industry in June that banned new local taxes on soda until 2031.