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L.A. County Votes to Further Study ‘Reform L.A. Jails’ Initiative
September 14, 2018
Dozens of advocates of criminal justice reform urged the board to simply adopt the Reform L.A. Jails initiative, which has garnered enough signatures to be certified for the November 2020 ballot. The measure would also prioritize alternatives to incarceration over jail construction. ... read more »
State Bill Streamlines Path For Clippers’ Move to Inglewood
September 6, 2018
Legislation that would streamline the state environmental review process for the proposed Los Angeles Clippers arena in Inglewood is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after winning unanimous approval from the state Senate and passing in the Assembly, 68-4. ... read more »
New Law to Make California First State to End Bail
August 30, 2018
California's new law is the latest development in the nationwide debate over bail, which many people say unfairly punishes people for being poor. Other states including New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems, although no other state has completely eliminated bail. ... read more »
Governor Brown Proposed 2018-2019 Budget met with Mixed Reviews  
January 18, 2018
When Jerry Brown became Governor of California in 2011 the state of California was facing a $25 million deficit.  Brown recently released his last budget for the State of California which has grown into a surplus.  ... read more »
Los Angeles Community College District Applauds Governor Jerry Brown in Signing AB 19,
October 19, 2017
The California College Promise passed the State Legislature with bipartisan support. ... read more »
New Law will Allow Donation of Uneaten School Lunches
October 5, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed a new law that will allow the Los Angeles Unified School District to donate uneaten food to food banks instead of discarding it. ... read more »
Gov. Brown ends unfair attorney’s fees for those found innocent
July 14, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law the first in a package of criminal justice-reform bills seeking to improve public safety, save taxpayers money and put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion. ... read more »
California union reaches deal with state government
December 8, 2016
If workers ratify the deal, it would bring to a close contentious negotiations that led to a strike threat and allegations of bad-faith bargaining. ... read more »
Battle Over CD44, Winner On Horizon
November 9, 2016
Senator Isadore Hall, III and Nanette Barragán go head-to-head for Congressional District 44 Seat. ... read more »
Kamala Harris Wins Race to Become 1st Black to Represent California in U.S. Senate
November 9, 2016
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, 52, won the open California U.S. Senate race defeating fellow Democrat, Orange County Representative Loretta Sanchez. ... read more »
Congresswoman Hahn, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and local leaders Urge Gov. Brown to #Fight4Homeless
October 12, 2016
“The homeless crisis has hit Los Angeles County hard, but we are not alone,” said Congresswoman Hahn. ... read more »
Hall, Community Leaders Call on Governor Brown to Sign Equal Pay Legislation into Law
September 28, 2016
Despite being the most diverse and prosperous state in the nation, many California workers continue to suffer from a chronic racial and ethnic wage gap. ... read more »
Bill to Repeal Sentencing Enhancements for Prior Drug Convictions Passes Its First Test
April 13, 2016
A bill authored by Senator Holly Mitchell to repeal ineffective sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions passed the California Senate Public Safety Committee. ... read more »
Prop 47 Not Going as Planned, Officials Say
March 9, 2016
California saved less money than anticipated from the implementation last year of Proposition 47, meaning less state funding for local groups to offer rehabilitative services to inmates kept out of prison under the measure, ... read more »
AB 19 — Free Community College — Signed Into Law
October 19, 0201
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 19, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago ... read more »
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