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LA City Council Votes to Install Greig Smith as Councilmember for the 12th Council District
January 15, 2019
Councilmember Smith will serve on an interim basis until a special election determines a successor. ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Chair of Assembly Public Safety, Applauds Governor Newsom’s Announcement to Redesign the Juvenile Justice System
January 13, 2019
“The Governor’s budget is a true reflection of our California values.  Over the past few years, we made a number of sound fiscal decisions and produced a surplus with which we can make targeted investments to improve the lives of Californians.  ... read more »
L.A. Area Chamber Applauds Gov. Gavin Newsom On Commitment to Renewing the California Dream
January 11, 2019
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce applauds newly elected Gov. Gavin Newsom on his commitment to cultivating a business climate in which businesses can grow and prosper, as well as his fiscally responsible proposed State budget. Gov. Newsom entered office with an estimated $14.8 billion budget surplus and his proposed budget is said to be one of the largest in recent State history. ... read more »
Two African Americans Sworn-in to Top State Posts
January 11, 2019
Aligned with the new governor of the state of California’s vision, two African Americans who were recently sworn-in to their elected seats both said they are also committed to making bold and progressive changes. ... read more »
Two Years of Free Community College Funded in Governor’s Budget
January 11, 2019
Assembly Bill 2, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, Kevin McCarty, Rob Bonta, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Laura Friedman, Lorena Gonzalez, and Sabrina Cervantes was introduced to strengthen the California College Promise policy. This budget proposal takes an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.   ... read more »
Secretary of State Padilla Applauds Governor Newsom’s Proposed Expansion of Census Funding
January 11, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom released his first state budget proposal today at a press conference at the Secretary of State’s office. Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement in response. ... read more »
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson’s statement on Governor Newsom’s proposed budget for 2019-2020
January 10, 2019
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Democratic Caucus Chair, released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal: ... read more »
County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Investigation Leads to Criminal Charges against Immigration Service Providers
January 10, 2019
An extensive investigation performed by the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, in partnership with the Office of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, has resulted in immigration-related criminal charges in two separate cases. The City Attorney’s office filed the charges and announced the caseson Tuesday. ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Becomes First Woman and African American to Chair Financial Services Committee 
January 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) has made history becoming the first woman and the first African American to Chair the House Financial Services Committee.  ... read more »
Governor Newsom Swears In New Board of Equalization Members 
January 10, 2019
Board of Equalization (BOE) Members Ted Gaines (1st District), Malia Cohen (2nd District), Antonio Vazquez (3rd district), and Mike Schaefer (4th District) were inaugurated on January 7, 2018, at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento. Governor Gavin Newsom administered the oath of office to the four statewide constitutional officers, who were elected in November 2018. Member Cohen is the first African American woman and Member Vazquez is the first Latino to be elected to the BOE since its inception.   ... read more »
WeHo Death Investigation Renews Call for Arrest of Democratic Donor, Ed Buck  
January 10, 2019
A man was found dead early today at the West Hollywood apartment of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, where another man was found dead of what authorities deemed a drug overdose in 2017.  ... read more »
Alabama Civil Rights Institute Rescinds Angela Davis Honor
January 10, 2019
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama has rescinded its decision to honor political activist and scholar Angela Davis following unspecified complaints. ... read more »
Newsom Shares Vision for California in Inauguration Speech 
January 10, 2019
Former Mayor of San Francisco and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in as California’s 40th governor on Monday to the backdrop of serene gospel music provided by Compton-based choir Voice of Destiny. Newsom’s first speech as governor touched on his vision for California and his plans to keep the Golden State in the national spotlight.  ... read more »
Harris’ First Action of 116th Congress: Re-introducing Tax Cut for Middle Class 
January 10, 2019
Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris re-introduced the LIFT (Livable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act, legislation that provides middle class and working families with a tax credit of up to $6,000 a year—or up to $500 a month—to address the rising cost of living. ... read more »
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on Kamilah Campbell’s SAT Score Challenge
January 10, 2019
“As a mother and a former educator, I was extremely disappointed to learn that Kamilah Campbell’s SAT score is being challenged after she showed marked improvement in the second exam. It is my understanding that the first test that she took was a practice round for which she had not prepared. Before taking the second test, however, she spent a significant amount of time studying and took an SAT prep course. Her hard work and diligence paid off and she increased her score by about 300 points… ... read more »
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