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Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Most homeowners want cheaper water bills. If provided the infrastructure, they'd gladly use recycled water to wash cars...
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Calif. Governor Jerry Brown’s signing this week of several bills to aid California seniors by improving oversight of assisted living...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After nearly two years of negotiation, legislation to protect and preserve sacred Native American landmarks was signed by Governor...
Smart Cities Prevail

Unanimous Council Decision Paves Way for SB 7 Compliance NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last night, the Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously to...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hardhat-wearing solar installers, local business leaders, and elected officials gathered at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce today to celebrate...
Assemblyman Ken Cooley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2494 to curb frivolous litigation tactics....
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was signed by Governor Brown on Saturday. The bill...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2565, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D–Torrance), a...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2013, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), which...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After months of intensive negotiations, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown joined Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima)...
Assemblyman Ken Cooley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 to strengthen top level management...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued its first...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Tom Dresslar, 61, of Sacramento,...
Smart Cities Prevail

Supporters Hail Victory for Bipartisanship, Economy and California Taxpayers SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last Friday, after hearing arguments from both sides in the...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, the Calif. State Senate gave final legislative approval to Senate Bill 1138. The bill, by Senator...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, advocates for street safety are celebrating as two landmark bills by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which seek...
Senator Alex Padilla

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)...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of...
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California State Assembly voted 55-16 to approve a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that...
Smart Cities Prevail

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.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

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.
Calif Gov Brown

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.
Senator Alex Padilla

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.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D– Torrance), was approved today by the State Legislature with...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

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...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SB 1200 by Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) won final legislative approval after a unanimous bipartisan vote of...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

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 Ken Cooley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his bill to improve access to vision care for adults...
Isadore Hall III

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) released the following statement after his AB 1576, requiring...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Muratsuchi, Chair of the Select Committee on Aerospace, released the following statement on the passage of SB 718...
Middle Class Taxpayers Association

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.
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to strengthen voter protections under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) was approved today by the State...
Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to remove investigations and prosecutions of military sexual assault cases from the chain of command is headed...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments for July 31, 2014 including: Lael...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

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...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi released the following statement on the Solar Lobby Day that was jointly sponsored by The...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and MEXICO CITY /California Newswire/ -- On the final day of the California Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G....
Parks Forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Parks Forward Commission, an independent panel of experts charged by the Legislature and Governor to review the future...
California Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as his choice for associate justice of the California...
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced the following appointments: First, Steven Cliff, 44, of Sacramento, has...