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Court Officially Affirms New Calif. Prevailing Wage Law

Supporters Hail Victory for Bipartisanship, Economy and California Taxpayers SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Last Friday, after hearing arguments from both sides in the lawsuit aimed at blocking California’s new Prevailing Wage Law (SB7), San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil affirmed his August 28th ruling upholding SB7. SB7 is a bipartisan law […]

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Calif. Legislature Approves Bill Focused on Seafood Mislabeling – SB1138

SACAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, the Calif. State Senate gave final legislative approval to Senate Bill 1138. The bill, by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), addresses the growing problem of seafood mislabeling. The bill now goes to Governor Brown for his consideration. “SB 1138 addresses the growing problem of seafood mislabeling by making sure […]

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To Combat Calif. Hit-and-Run Problem, Assemblyman Gatto Sends Two Landmark Bills to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, advocates for street safety are celebrating as two landmark bills by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which seek to curb the epidemic of hit-and-runs in California, have passed the legislature and are headed to the Governor’s desk. AB 47, which would create a “Yellow Alert” system to help catch […]

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Plastic Bag Ban Would Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags in California, approved by Assembly – SB 270

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved SB 270 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach). The bill would phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. The bill now goes to the […]

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Calif. Student Social-Media Privacy Bill Passes Legislature – AB 1442

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of their children, yet few parents are aware that school districts across California are using taxpayer dollars to monitor, collect, and store student social-media data and postings, potentially forever, leaving students vulnerable […]

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Calif. Bill of Rights for seniors in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly approved by Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly voted 55-16 to approve a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that would create a Bill of Rights for seniors in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly to ensure their basic dignity and autonomy. AB 2171, which is supported by a large number of senior […]

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Prevailing Wage Law Ruled Constitutional

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel R. Wohlfeil issued a tentative ruling upholding Senate Bill 7 – a bipartisan law enacted in 2013 that is designed to encourage more of California’s Charter Cities to pay Prevailing Wage on locally-funded construction projects. In response to today’s developments, Dale Howard, spokesperson for Smart Cities Prevail – California’s leading research and education authority on Prevailing Wage issues – issued the following statement.

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Landmark California Water Conservation package heads to Governor Amidst summer 2014 drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Most homeowners want cheaper water bills, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles). If provided the infrastructure, they’d gladly use recycled water or water-efficient technologies to wash cars and irrigate lawns. Many cities have vast reservoirs of recycled water. If offered a market, they’d gladly allow the water to be used for more than just landscaping medians.

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Landmark California Water Conservation package heads to Governor Amidst summer 2014 drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Most homeowners want cheaper water bills, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles). If provided the infrastructure, they’d gladly use recycled water or water-efficient technologies to wash cars and irrigate lawns. Many cities have vast reservoirs of recycled water. If offered a market, they’d gladly allow the water to be used for more than just landscaping medians.

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation – New Laws Signed Aug. 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, including AB 1455 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) – Pupils: bullying: counseling services, and AB 1583 by Assemblymember Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) – Controller: state funds: reporting. Complete list follows.

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California Military Sexual Assault Legislation Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1422 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The law removes investigations and prosecutions of military sexual assault cases from the chain of command in the California Military Department ensuring that there is no conflict of interest in the evaluation and prosecution of sexual assault cases. SB 1422 goes into effect on January 1, 2015.

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State Legislature Passes Bill Streamlining California Solar Permitting – AB 2188

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D– Torrance), was approved today by the State Legislature with strong bi-partisan support. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. AB 2188 requires cities and counties to adopt an ordinance, in consultation with local fire and utility […]

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Bill to Mandate Child-Abuse Training for California Teachers Clears Senate – AB 1432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to strengthen training requirements and prevent child abuse in schools passed the Senate today by a vote of 30-3. The legislation would require all school employees to be trained according to standards developed by the Department of Education in the proper identification and […]

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State Legislature Approves California High School Advanced Computer Science Bill – SB 1200

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) won final legislative approval after a unanimous bipartisan vote of the State Senate today. The bill calls on the UC and CSU to provide guidelines for high school computer science courses that would satisfy an advanced math subject matter requirement for […]

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Calif. Senate Approves Innovation Awards for Creative Californians to Help Streamline State Government – AB 2138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Good-government advocates rejoiced today after the California Senate passed the Innovation Awards bill by a vote of 31-4, says Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles). Gatto’s AB 2138 would offer up to a $25,000 prize for Californians who provide intellectual property that solves a specific problem, innovates a process, or otherwise […]

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Covered California access to Vision Care for Adults heads to Senate for Vote – AB 1877

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his bill to improve access to vision care for adults – AB 1877 – is headed to a final Senate vote. Currently, Covered California health insurance plans offer vision care only to children under the Affordable Care Act, leaving adult consumers […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall Statement on AB 1576, requiring condom use in adult films, was held in Senate Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement after his AB 1576, requiring documentation of condom or other barrier use in California produced adult films, was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee. “In a year where the Legislature and I have focused heavily on […]

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Calif. Assembly Passes Bill that Levels Playing Field for Aerospace Companies – SB 718

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Muratsuchi, Chair of the Select Committee on Aerospace, released the following statement on the passage of SB 718 (Roth) from the Assembly: “Our state is a leader in approving sensible policies that gain and preserve jobs for Californians. SB 718 continues to accomplish that by maximizing our opportunity to […]

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Multiple CA Cities Heed Warnings, Abandon Charter Efforts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — With the deadline for placing city charter measures on the November ballot passed, the cities of Grover Beach and Wasco recently abandoned their efforts to place Charter proposals on the November ballot, says The Middle Class Taxpayers Association. However, three cities including Arroyo Grande, Costa Mesa and Escondido are among those who will place similar measures before voters in November.

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Bill to Strengthen California Voting Rights Act Approved by State Assembly – SB 1365

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bill to strengthen voter protections under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) was approved today by the State Assembly. SB 1365 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) expands the CVRA by explicitly prohibiting school boards, cities, and counties from gerrymandering district boundaries in a manner that would weaken the ability […]

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Calif. Military Sexual Assault Legislation Headed to Governor Brown – SB 1422

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A bill to remove investigations and prosecutions of military sexual assault cases from the chain of command is headed to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration. The bill was given final legislative approval today on a unanimous 36 to 0 bipartisan vote of the State Senate. Senate Bill 1422, authored […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments including to California Veterinary Medical Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments for July 31, 2014 including: Lael Hepworth, 39, of Orting, WA, has been appointed administrator at the Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista. Hepworth has served as superintendent at the Washington Soldiers Home since 2013. He was […]

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California Congressman Tony Cárdenas and Charles Dent Form Bipartisan Student-Athlete Caucus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in Washinton, D.C., U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) and Charles W. Dent (R-Penn.) announced the formation of the bipartisan Congressional Student-Athlete Protection Caucus. The Caucus was founded to both inform Congressional members about physical, academic and financial issues faced by student-athletes, and to ensure that all student-athletes […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Statement on Solar Lobby Day with Tech Firms at State Capitol to promote AB 2188

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi released the following statement on the Solar Lobby Day that was jointly sponsored by The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) and California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA): “AB 2188, the Solar Permitting Efficiency Act, will create more solar jobs, contribute to California’s clean energy goals, and […]

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California and Mexico Sign Pact to Strengthen Economic Ties and Expand Trade

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and MEXICO CITY /California Newswire/ — On the final day of the California Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday signed a broad agreement with Mexico’s Ministry of Economy to expand trade between businesses in Mexico and California. “For California business, Mexico represents incredible opportunity,” said Governor […]

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Parks Forward Commission announces Draft Plan for sweeping changes to ensure long-term sustainability of California State Parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The Parks Forward Commission, an independent panel of experts charged by the Legislature and Governor to review the future of the state’s park system, today issued its draft plan that recommends a series of sweeping changes to ensure the long-term sustainability of California’s State Parks. The 40-page plan, published after […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Selects Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar for California Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as his choice for associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Cuéllar, 41, of Stanford, has been a Stanford Law School professor since 2001 and was appointed Stanley Morrison Professor of Law in 2012. He has taught administrative law, criminal […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for July 21, 2014 including to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced the following appointments: First, Steven Cliff, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant director of sustainability at the California Department of Transportation. Cliff has been assistant chief of the Stationary Source Division at the California Air Resources Board since 2013, where […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 21, 2014 – Signs Bills into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 230 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego) – Youth athletic programs: background checks. And, AB 1393 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Personal income taxes: income exclusion: mortgage debt forgiveness. Additional […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 319 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) – Local agencies: domestic violence. AB 600 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) – Alcoholic beverages: tied-house restrictions: advertising. Additional bills signed into law include: • AB […]

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