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Colorado, North Dakota, and Missouri also considered raising their tobacco taxes this election cycle, but voters nixed the measures in all of those states. The initiative is expected to raise $1 billion to $1.4 billion in new tax revenues for California. [The proposition] will save thousands of lives, save the health care system billions of dollars, and provide substantial new funding for the state's Medi-Cal program so more patients can get care.
  • San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

    San Diego County Voters Head To The Polls

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    Election officials in Riverside and San Bernardino counties expected a record number of ballots were cast before Tuesdays voting. Type in your address and click submit to find your neighborhood polling place. Simply request a provisional ballot at any polling place in the county; your vote will be valid as long as you're registered to vote in Orange County.
  • Hillary Clinton Delivers Emotional Concession Speech

    Hillary Clinton Delivers Emotional Concession Speech

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    In a speech nearly no one thought she'd have to give, Hillary Clinton conceded to Donald Trump Wednesday morning after a loss that is already sending shockwaves through not only the country but the entire world. "I want everybody coming out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward". As her supporters cheered and applauded for Clinton, she said she had congratulated Trump, 70, and offered to work with him for the country.
  • Long lines at polling places across Los Angeles

    Long lines at polling places across Los Angeles

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    Dean Logan, president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials, said he did not anticipate significant lines throughout the day Tuesday. Since the general election campaign began, Trump has repeatedly suggested that the results might be rigged. "No, I'm not saying that", Trump replied .
  • Palace still keen on Addicks star

    Palace still keen on Addicks star

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    Walsh, who was the head of recruitment at Leicester City last season, moved to Goodison Park in summer and has had Lookman on his radar for a number of seasons now. The 19-year-old winger, who has three global caps for England's Under-20 side, has scored five goals in 17 appearances in all competitions for the League One outfit so far this season.
  • Cannabis victorious: What do the wins for marijuana legalization mean for business?

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    Alas we are far from the paranoia days of 'Reefer Madness, ' on the November 8 ballot California residents will vote on Proposition 64, or the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative. The Drug Policy Alliance's Nadelmann agreed. Donald Trump wasn't the only big victor on Tuesday. And will Trump listen if they do? Other states, too, will also look with envy at the taxes generated by California and other states where marijuana is legal, analyst predicted.
  • This State Just Voted to Legalize Marijuana

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    Colorado and Washington state voted to OK it in 2012. Likewise, the organization said medical marijuana measures had won approval in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas . Maine's governor is against the legislation, calling it "not just bad for ME, it can be deadly". Campaigns spent millions to support or oppose the effort.
  • Obama defends Clinton, takes issue with FBI announcement

    Obama defends Clinton, takes issue with FBI announcement

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    He said the political system "might not be as rigged as I thought" now that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has chose to investigate new emails found. The source said the two talked about "the seriousness of the ongoing matter" which has caused a political firestorm in the final days leading up to the November 8 election.
  • GOP keeps Senate control

    GOP keeps Senate control

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    House Speaker Paul Ryan, who had distanced himself from Mr Trump after previously endorsing him, won re-election to the House of Representatives in Wisconsin. Mark Kirk , who could not recover from controversial comments he made about his opponent - a double-amputee Iraq War veteran and daughter of a U.S. Army veteran whose family served in the military since the American Revolution.
  • Big victories for legal pot, but path ahead is uncertain

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    The number of Americans living in states with recreational marijuana more than tripled after at least three more states voted to fully legalize the drug. In Northern California's famous Emerald Triangle, a region known for cultivating pot for decades, many small growers have longed for legitimacy but also fear being forced out of business by large corporate farms.
  • Women are stocking up on birth control after Trump's win. Here's why

    Women are stocking up on birth control after Trump's win. Here's why

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    While some voters are still coming to terms with the reality of a Donald Trump presidency, some women are now thinking ahead to their yearly OB-GYN visit. You also have until January to order a breast pump under your health care coverage, and that's just one of the many services for women under threat.
  • India vs Eng 1st test : Joe Root's controversial dismissal by Umesh Yadav

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    So far, all the Birmingham-born all-rounder's Test hundreds have come against Asian teams, with his maiden Test century at Headingley in 2014 and his top Test score of 155 at Chester-le-Street this year both coming against Sri Lanka. Root initially appeared incandescent at the decision, but admitted afterwards: "I set off walking, it was out, and there's no point arguing about it".