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Governor Newsom Announces New Help for Small Businesses & Workers Displaced by COVID-19
April 2, 2020
Beginning tomorrow, California small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can apply for a loan from the federal government for up to $10 million. Importantly, the program is first-come, first-serve and the Governor encourages all eligible California small businesses to contact their lender to learn more. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Statement on Death of Santa Rosa Police Detective
April 2, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Santa Rosa Police Department Detective Marylou Armer: ... read more »
Governor Newsom Places National Guard Personnel on Alert to Support COVID-19 Community Readiness
March 17, 2020
Following through on his commitment to mobilize state personnel and assets to protect local communities and fight the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has placed the California National Guard on alert. ... read more »
California Writers, Photogs Sue State Over New Law That Chokes Freelance Journalism
January 2, 2020
AB 5 writes into law a 2018 California Supreme Court ruling that instructed businesses in the state to apply an “ABC” test to determine whether a worker is a freelancer or employee. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Nominates First Black Woman to Serve on First District Court of Appeal
November 21, 2019
Congratulations, Judge Teri L. Jackson! ... read more »
New State Law Restricts Payday, Other “Debt Trap” Loans
October 24, 2019
Critics say lenders who offer these high-interest loans target disadvantaged people, large numbers of them Black and Brown consumers ... read more »
After Blackouts, No One’s Feeling Empowered – Not Frustrated Customers, Nor State Officials – Nor Cash-Strapped Utilities
October 24, 2019
It affected more than 700,000 Californians in 35 counties and cost residents, businesses and the public sector over $2 billion dollars. ... read more »
Governor Newsom passes legislation addressing housing crisis in California
October 17, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom signed multiple bills last week in an effort to tackle California’s housing shortages and affordability crisis. ... read more »
Gov. Signs Bills Benefitting Black-Owned Charter Schools and Newspapers
October 10, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a number of bills last week among them AB 1505 and AB 170. ... read more »
Senator Bradford Spearheads Historic Bill to Pay College Athletes
October 3, 2019
California Senators Nancy Skinner and Steven Bradford Co-author SB 206, The Fair Pay to Play Act, Signed By Governor Newsom ... read more »
California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals
September 30, 2019
Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. ... read more »
Governor Signs Bradford Bill on Insurance Diversity
September 12, 2019
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 534, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill expands current definitions in California’s Insurance Diversity Survey to include LGBT- and veteran-owned businesses. The bill also adds the Insurance Diversity Task Force and Governing Board Diversity Survey into California law ensuring valuable data will continue to be collected. ... read more »
Governor Newson Signs Bill on Presidential Tax Returns
July 30, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, ... read more »
Black Advocate and Democratic Leader Darren Parker Dies
July 23, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Darren Parker, president of the California Democratic Party’s African American Caucus and a decades-long political activist and assistant to multiple Assembly Speakers, died Monday in the Los Angeles area after a battle with esophageal cancer. ... read more »
Local Elected Officials Unite to End Child Poverty
May 23, 2019
Gov. Newsom joins Ridley-Thomas, Burke and Mitchell at South L.A. rally ... read more »
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