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Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson Appointed Chair of the Select Committee on Police Reform
September 24, 2020
California has again led the nation by passing some of the strictest police use-of-force standards while also mandating de-escalation and use-of-force training. The legislature also recently sent bills to the Governor’s desk to ban deadly carotid choke holds, reorganize sheriff oversight commissions and increase transparency and impartiality in officer-involved shooting investigations. ... read more »
California Black Caucus Introduces Reparations Bill
May 14, 2020
On May 11, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted yes on a bill that would mandate the state to set up an eight-member commission to examine how California engaged in — and benefited from — the enslavement of Black men, women and children. ... 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 »
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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 »
 
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