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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 »
Governor Gives Long Reprieve to State’s Death Row Inmates 
March 21, 2019
Newsom told the press during a conference call on March 19, that the nearly 800 prisoners on death row will not face execution during his administration.   ... read more »
CLBC Members Kick Off MLK Celebration In Capitol City  
January 24, 2019
 Gov. Gavin Newsom has been on the job for nearly two weeks and is already dealing with a teacher strike, a utility company that is threatening bankruptcy and the poor’s inability to access clean drinking water.  ... read more »
Thousands Gather for Third Annual Women’s March Downtown 
January 24, 2019
Both men and women filled the streets with picket signs that decried a variety of issues including immigration, the government shutdown and most notably women’s health and financial rights. ... read more »
CLBC Members Kick Off MLK Celebration in The Capitol City
January 22, 2019
The event was held at the Sacramento Masonic Temple. The Rev. Al Sharpton gave the keynote address. The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) serves as a body to ensure that pressing issues facing Black Americans in California are brought to the forefront of policy and budgetary decisions. Newsom praised the group for its continual work. Newsom said, “What you guys have accomplished in the last four or five years is extraordinary. What you guys did should be a point of pride. It’s not about the legislature versus the executive. ... read more / watch video »
‘On Strike For Our Students’: LAUSD Teachers Send Message To Beutner With Historic March  
January 17, 2019
More than 50,000 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers, parents, and United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) members marched in front of the district’s headquarters on Monday, January 14 on day one of the strike, with their picket signs and bullhorns in hand in the rain, as they chanted, “Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like!”   ... 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 »
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 »
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