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Calif. Child Protective Services Audit Uncovers Disturbing Flaws in Agency Performance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State officials released results today of an audit of child-welfare-services agencies initiated by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) in the wake of failures last year that, in one case, led to the death of a child in Los Angeles County. Assemblyman Mike Gatto requested the audit following last year’s murder […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas Applauds Single Republican Vote for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today applauded Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for her courageous vote last night to encourage debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform on the floor of the U.S. House. Monday night, the House Rules Committee held a hearing to decide which amendments to the Paul Ryan […]

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Calif. Senator Padilla’s Legislation Targets Mislabeled Seafood with Senate Bill 1138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla held a press conference at Taylor’s Market in Sacramento to announce Senate Bill 1138 which addresses the growing problem of seafood mislabeling and its effects on public health, consumer choice, and sustainable fishing practices. Joining Senator Padilla was Danny Johnson from Taylor’s Market who conducted […]

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Calif. Congressman Cardenas, Two Senators Introduce At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act Of 2014

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) joined U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) today, announcing the introduction of the At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2014. This legislation ensures that youths who spend time in the juvenile justice system receive the health […]

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AMVETS Recognizes Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi as a 2013 California Legislator of the Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On April 2, 2014, during their Annual Capitol Legislative Day, AMVETS recognized Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) as a 2013 California Legislator of the Year. Every year, AMVETS honors legislators who have gone the extra mile to support California’s veterans, service members and their families. Per a press release sent […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Issues Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision in McCutcheon v. FEC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court decision in the case, McCutcheon v. FEC: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for the 1 percent. It makes it legal for a wealthy donor to donate the maximum to every member of congress. America’s […]

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House Budget Republicans Unanimously Vote Against Cárdenas Legislation to Create Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, every Republican on the House Budget Committee placed themselves on record as being against Comprehensive Immigration Reform. U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the House Budget Committee, presented an amendment in that committee to create the economic infrastructure to pass and implement H.R. 15, the […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla’s Statement Regarding Senate’s Vote Today to Suspend Senators

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) issued the following statement regarding today’s Senate vote to suspend Senator Ron Calderon, Senator Rod Wright and Senator Leland Yee: “The people of California expect and deserve elected representatives they can trust and the Senate did the right thing in suspending three Senators […]

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California ‘X-Prize’ Bill Clears Committee – Gatto’s Legislation Would Offer Prize for Innovative Ideas to Streamline State Government

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California took one small step today in what could be a giant leap for good-government advocates, passing Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) “X-Prize” bill through the Accountability and Administrative Review committee by a vote of 12-0. AB 2138 would create a “California Government X-Prize,” offering cash incentives for people with […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Joins New Democrat Coalition – New Dems

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D- San Fernando Valley) was inducted unanimously into the New Democrat Coalition, also known as New Dems. New Dems are a group of House Democrats dedicated to maintaining and encouraging American ingenuity and innovation in the global marketplace. “For me, joining the New Democrat Coalition […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley Appointed as Chair of Select Committee on Foster Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) was appointed Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care. In this role, Cooley will lead his colleagues in developing policy addressing the ever-changing needs of kids in California’s foster care system. “California’s foster care system is not as effective as it […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for March 7, 2014 including to California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Rebecca Stilling, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of California Department of Technology, Information Technology Project Oversight and Consulting Division. Stilling has been chief information officer and deputy director of the Technology Services Division at […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Introduces Legislation to Prevent Excessive School Administrator Compensation – AB 2710

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, announced his introduction of Assembly Bill 2710, a bill that would ensure greater transparency and accountability to prevent excessive school superintendent compensation packages such as that recently reported in the Centinela Valley Union High School District. […]

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Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Legislation: Stop Putting Kids in Solitary or in Jail for Skipping School

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), co-author of the landmark Schiff-Cárdenas Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act of 2000 in California, today introduced two bills to reform the incarceration and confinement of juveniles in the United States. The Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act addresses a critical oversight in jails […]

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New Water Source for Drought-Scarred California – Landmark Recycled-Water Bill as Water Crisis Looms – AB 2282

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Although the Legislature cannot make it rain, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) is doing the next best thing: creating new sources of clean water. Assemblyman Gatto introduced AB 2282 last week, which requires the state to adopt building standards for recycled water in newly constructed commercial and residential buildings, […]

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Deadline near for Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s ‘Wiki Bill’ – First-of-its-Kind Bill Prepares for Next Step in Legislative Process

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he is taking the next step in introducing the nation’s first ever “wiki bill” – encouraging interested individuals to finalize and submit their proposed legislative language to amend California’s Probate Code by March 7, 2014. The Probate Code covers matters such […]

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Bill to Create California Government ‘X-Prize’ announced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto – AB 2138

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) today announced AB 2138, which would offer cash incentives for people with ideas to increase government efficiency and reduce government waste. The legislation would authorize Governor Jerry Brown to select three state agencies, each of which will offer a $25,000 prize for Californians with […]

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Calif. Senator Padilla Seeks to Strengthen Political Reform Act including prohibition on running for more than one office at a time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), member of the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, announced the introduction of a package of bills to strengthen California’s Political Reform Act. “Today, I announce four proposals that would significantly strengthen California’s Political Reform Act,” said Senator Padilla. “A lack of timely […]

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Gatto and Torlakson Team Up to get Calif. School Employees training needed to stop Child Abuse – AB 1432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) amended AB 1432 to strengthen training requirements and prevent child abuse in schools. The amendments would require all school employees to be trained according to standards developed by the Department of Education, in the proper identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect, […]

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L.A. Mayor Garcetti names Ken Ziffren to Manage Entertainment Industry Initiatives

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday appointed Ken Ziffren to be his chief advisor on motion picture and television production. Ziffren will build on the foundation laid by Tom Sherak to help Mayor Garcetti strengthen our economy and middle class by increasing local production through expanded state incentives and […]

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Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas Statement On Republican Immigration Reform

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) issued a statement, following reports of the House Republican “Standards for Immigration Reform.” “Thankfully, my Republican colleagues have heard millions of Americans who agree we must reform our broken immigration system,” said Cárdenas. “Whether it is the business owner who wants […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Responds to Governor’s 2014 State of the State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, released the following statement in response to the Governor’s 2014 State of the State Address: “The Governor’s State of the State Address combined a positive vision for California with a prudent approach to state spending. I […]

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California Governor Brown Delivers 2014 State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Committing to “pay down our debts and remember the lessons of history,” Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today delivered his annual State of the State address, highlighting California’s comeback while vowing to establish a solid rainy day fund to help maintain the state’s fiscal stability. The Governor also renewed […]

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SF Mayor Lee Outlines Bold 2014 Agenda in State of San Francisco Address

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2014 “State of the City Address” at the construction site of Lennar Urban’s The Shipyard under construction in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Joined by civic, labor, business and community leaders, Mayor Lee outlined his bold agenda for San Francisco’s […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Declares Drought State of Emergency and Calls for Statewide Conservation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, with California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has proclaimed a “State of Emergency” and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. “We can’t make it rain, but we can […]

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Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Highlights 2013 Legislative Accomplishments – Begins Final Year in State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will begin his final year in the Senate when the legislature reconvenes on January 6, 2014. His legislation has already had an impressive impact on California public policy, ranging from public safety, health, education, energy, technology, environmental quality, consumer protection and voting. “It has […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 30, 2013 including to California Housing Partnership Corp.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.announced the following appointments: First, Elizabeth Morris, 66, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation. Morris has been principal at E.M. Advisors since 2008. She served in multiple positions at the San Diego Housing Commission from […]

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New California Laws from Assemblyman Mike Gatto will take effect January 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Californians across the state will benefit from new laws authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) that will take effect on January 1, 2014. Among the new laws, California Motorists and small-business owners will receive some parking relief in January. A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto will allow motorists to […]

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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Invites Public to Draft the United States’ First Ever ‘Wiki Bill’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced a groundbreaking opportunity to allow individual citizens to draft a piece of legislation directly via an online Wiki. Citizens can visit the “Wiki bill’s” website, and by using an interface similar to Wikipedia’s, they can propose, draft, and edit a bill, which […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 21, 2013 including to the California Environmental Protection Agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Camille Wagner, 31, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy legislative affairs secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., where she has served as deputy legislative affairs secretary since 2011. Wagner was legislative director for […]

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