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Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gov. Brown Signs Gatto’s Bill to Protect Calif. Water-Conscious Residents from Govt. Fines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Brown signed AB 1164, legislation that will prohibit local governments from banning water-conscious landscaping at private...
Anthony Rendon

Gov. Brown Signs Rendon’s Lower L.A. River Restoration Proposal – Update to L.A. River Master Plan

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown today approved Assembly Bill 530, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) proposal to create a comprehensive...
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Calif. Bill to Give Teachers Support Resources for LGBTQ Students Signed into Law – AB 827

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Brown signed AB 827 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) into law. The...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Calif. Bill to Keep Your TV from Spying on You Signed into Law – AB1116

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), joined by members of his committee on Consumer Protection and Privacy, authored AB 1116,...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee Marks Identity Theft Prevention Success

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and the members of his Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection marked a...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation Oct. 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, which include:...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto's Calif. Crime-Solving DNA Bill Signed Into Law – AB 1492

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Brown signed AB 1492, legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), which revamps and improves California’s DNA-testing...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Calls For Farmworker Education to Protect American Families

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) recently reintroduced a bill to protect American families from...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

California Bill to Prevent Child Hunger Signed into Law – SB 708

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 708 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), which will address childhood hunger...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perpetrators, by Mike Gatto, signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) bill to establish a “Yellow Alert” system, allowing law-enforcement officials to engage drivers in...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Save Middle-Class Homeowners Thousands of Dollars Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In California, to pass the contents almost any asset — a bank account, a multi-million-dollar stock account, a car...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Affordable Care Act helps double the insured in San Fernando Valley, Calif.

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Calif. Congressman U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.), a member of the Health Subcommittee...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

AB 1492: Mike Gatto's California Crime-Solving DNA Bill Passes, heads to Gov's Desk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In December 2014, a Court of Appeal dealt a blow to law enforcement and the use of DNA in...
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

DUMP TRUMP: Calif. State Senate Calls on California to Divest from Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate has approved a measure by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) that publicly...
Anthony Rendon

AB 825: Rendon's California Public Utilities Commission Reform Package Unanimously Approved, Sent to Gov's Desk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Legislature unanimously approved a package of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) reform measures proposed by Assemblyman Anthony...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

AB 1164: Gatto Bill to Protect Calif. Water-Conscious Residents from Government Fines Awaits Governor's Signature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ In some California cities, including the city of Glendale, residents are prohibited from installing drought-tolerant landscaping synthetic grass to reduce...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislation to Modernize and Diversify Development at the Port of LA Approved by Legislature

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week , the California State Legislature has given its approval to a package of bills by Senator...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto Legislation to Create Greater Transparency and Disclosure for Calif. Government Officials Receives Approval, sent to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A key reform by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) to increase financial-disclosure requirements and modernize the forms used by...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

SB792: Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Protect Children in Day Care, Heads to Governor's Desk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Senate today gave final approval to SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

AB 1116: Calif. Bill to Keep Your TV from Spying on You Heads to Governor's Desk

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), joined by members of his committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection, authored AB 1116,...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

SB 792: Calif. Day Care Center Worker Vaccination Bill Approved by State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Assembly today approved SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote. The...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Open-Up Carpool Lanes and Reduce Traffic Receives Legislature Approval – AB 210

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to help reduce traffic and increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway...
Anthony Rendon

Calif. AB 530: Lower L.A. River Restoration Proposal Sent to Governor's Desk

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Legislature today approved Assembly Bill 530, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) proposal to create a comprehensive restoration...
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell's Bill to Give Teachers Support Resources for LGBTQ Students Goes to Gov. – AB 827

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Legislature passed AB 827 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach). AB 827 offers more support...
Congressman Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill to Prevent Child Hunger Headed to Governor Brown – SB 708

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The State Senate yesterday gave final approval on a bill to address childhood hunger and improve access to the...
Anthony Rendon

Statement from Assemblyman Anthony Rendon on being selected as next Speaker of California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement after being selected to be the next Speaker of the...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Mendoza Bill to Improve Calif. Voting Materials, Written in Plain Language, Signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 505, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The bill will ensure that...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto's Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perps, Awaits Governor's Signature – AB 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved legislation to reduce the number of hit-and-runs by a vote of 68-0,...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Gov. Brown and Assemblyman Gatto Announce Participating California Agencies in Innovation Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Calif. Governor Brown and Assemblyman Gatto (D-Glendale) announced the participating agencies of the California Innovation Award, established by...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to California Commission on Economic Development

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee announced today his appointment by...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Blockbuster Hit with Local Jobs – AB 1839

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ –- Today, the California Film Commission announced the first round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. State Assembly Approves SB 505 Requiring Voter Bill of Rights to be Written in Plain Language

SACRMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved SB 505 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The bill will ensure that...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto Proposes Calif. Bill to Label Food Irrigated with Contaminated Fracking Water – ABX2-14

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Some California crops are being irrigated with oil-field wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, (otherwise known as “fracking”), says Assemblyman Mike...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation on Aug. 11, 2015 including AB 143, SB 227

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB...
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces $8.2 Million Federal Grant for Fire Department Hiring

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee recently announced the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) was awarded an $8.2 million...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 7, 2015 including Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jeanne Scherer, 54,...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Remove the Term 'Alien' from California Labor Code : SB432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

SB212: Gov. Brown Signs Calif. Butane Hash Oil and Meth Manufacturing Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SB 212 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. The bill addresses the...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas – Resolution: Stop Locking Kids In Cages to Die

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) introduced a Congressional Resolution, calling on the United States...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Legislation Allowing First Responders to Jam and Take Down Drones Interfering with Fires, announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) introduced legislation to "help protect emergency...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Congressman Cardenas calls on Calif. Reps to Push for Covered California Security in light of Anthem Breach

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, following his work in the San Fernando Valley that saw more than 1,000 area families enrolled in...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for July 16, 2015 including to Dept. of Resources Recycling and Recovery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Jorge Jaramillo, 43, of San...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Bill to Protect Children in Day Camps Approved by Assembly Health Committee – SB 476

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Assembly Health Committee last week approved SB 476 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a bipartisan...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Calif. Bill to Keep Strangers from Using Your TV to Record Private Conversations Passes Senate Judiciary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), joined by members of the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection, has authored...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto Revives Legislation to Overhaul Calif. DNA Testing Regime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Could thousands of rapes and murders go unsolved in California because of problems with a ballot initiative? asks Assemblyman...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto's Bill to Create Calif. Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Drivers Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. Senate Public Safety Committee passed legislation to reduce the number of hit-and-runs on a 7-0 vote....
Congressman Tony Mendoza

Calif. Conflict of Interest Bill Clears Key Assembly Committees – SB330

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A bill to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws was approved...
Senator Hannah Beth Jackson

Two Important California Oil Spill-Related Bills Clear Key Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two bills introduced by Calif. State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) in the wake of the Refugio oil...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Day Care Center Worker Vaccination Bill Approved by Assembly Human Services Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. Assembly Committee on Human Services yesterday approved SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto’s Bill to Protect Water-Conscious Calif. Residents from Gov. Fines Passes Key Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In some California cities, including the city of Glendale, residents are prohibited from installing synthetic grass or artificial turf...

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