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State Legislature Fails to Pass Concealed Firearm Law on Technicality
September 8, 2022
The State Assembly rejected Senate Bill (SB) 918, authored by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), was written to strengthen restrictions on concealed firearm permits. ... read more »
McKinnor Takes Oath to Represent Assembly District 62
June 23, 2022
Assemblymember Tina McKinnor (D - Inglewood) took the oath of office by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Lakewood) on June 20, to serve as California’s newest member of the State Assembly.   ... read more »
Bill That Would Allow Calif. Parents to Sue Social Media Companies Moves Forward
June 2, 2022
Last week, the State Assembly voted 51-0 to pass a bill that, if the State Senate approves, would open the door for parents whose children are addicted to social media to sue companies like Tik Tok and Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram.   ... read more »
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California Assembly Approves Constitutional Amendment Abolishing ‘Involuntary Servitude’
March 31, 2022
The state Assembly voted 59-0 to approve the California Abolition Act on March 21, which would amend the Constitution of California to end involuntary servitude in the state. ... read more »
Autumn Burke Puts Family First in Announcing Her Resignation from State Legislature
February 3, 2022
Assemblymember Autumn Burke announced that she was resigning as California’s legislator representing the 62nd Assembly District. ... read more »
The Time has Come to Cast Your Vote for Heather Hutt
May 6, 2021
As Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Assembly candidate, Heather Hutt, walked the 54th Assembly District, the Congresswoman, who is never shy, lets everyone they come into contact with know, “It is time to cast your vote for Heather Hutt.”    ... read more »
Final Initial Application Numbers Announced for 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission
August 23, 2019
The California State Auditor announced that nearly 21,000 Californians applied to serve on the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission, of which more than 17,600 are tentatively eligible. The initial application period for the 14 seats closed on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ... read more »
State Auditor Invites New Leaders to Reshape California
August 1, 2019
Since its creation, the 14-member commission which was created by the State Auditor, has been responsible for drawing district lines for the State Senate, Assembly, and State Board of Equalization in hopes of creating new opportunities and change in California. ... read more »
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Reject Charter School Bill: Black Parents, Civil Rights Groups Ask Gov. Newsom
June 27, 2019
In May, the state Assembly voted 44-19 in favor of the legislation. If passed and signed into law, AB 1505 would strip away the existing right charter schools have to an appeal process if a local school board denies its petition for authorization or renewal. Laster joined leaders of the California chapters of two prominent civil rights organizations, the National Action Network (NAN) and the National Urban League (NUL), for the meeting held at the Governor’s office at the Capitol. Both groups have been outspoken opponents of the legislation. ... read more »
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks on being Chair of Revenue & Taxation committee
July 5, 2017
California State Assemblymember for the 54th District, Sebastian Ridley - Thomas explains the job of an assemblyman and his passion for economics and leadership. ... read more / watch video »
Senate Committee Passes Holden’s Bill to Expand Pathways from High School to Community College
July 13, 2015
Legislation by Assemblymember Chris Holden has been approved by the Senate Education Committee to form a partnership between high schools and community colleges to allow high schoolers to participate in college level courses so that they can be better prepared for education after high school. ... read more »
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