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State Controller Candidate Malia Cohen is Building a Stronger Financial Bridge for the Needs of the People
November 25, 2021
Malia Cohen is the most experienced candidate running for State Controller. Looking to represent one of the largest economies in the world, Cohen wants to contribute to the growth in underrepresented communities all over the state of California. ... read more »
LA Activists Drill Down on Who Deserves Reparations for Slavery and Why
July 23, 2020
As state and federal lawmakers grapple with whether or not the State of California -- and the United States as a whole -- should take a closer look at what it owes the descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States, a group of Black California activists are getting ahead of the conversation. They are distilling the case for reparations down to why African Americans deserve to get paid for centuries of free labor and the Jim Crow laws and other forms of state-enforced discriminatory practices that followed. They are also specifying which segment of Black Americans should get those payments.  ... read more »
L.A. County Officials Face Concerns of Hospital Availability as L.A. Prepares for Surge in Positive COVID-19 Cases
April 6, 2020
Monday, April 6. L.A. County officials provided an update surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger ensured that the county is “working around the clock” to increase coronavirus testing capacity; ... read more »
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State of California, County of Los Angeles Partner with Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
April 6, 2020
Facility to treat expected surge of patients with COVID-19 in LA region  Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in Los Angeles that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19. ... read more »
Controller Yee, FTB Get Proactive on Gig Economy and Tax Compliance Challenges
October 4, 2019
State Controller Betty T. Yee, chair of California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the only statewide elected official serving on the Governor’s new Future of Work Commission, today convened a first-of-its-kind public meeting of FTB to look at California’s gig economy and changing tax landscape.  ... read more »
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke Unlocks Billions in Tax Revenue 
June 27, 2019
Now serving her second term, Assemblywoman Burke has been writing legislation to address the nation’s flawed access to resources like reproductive health, adequate and affordable healthcare and environmental justice. Burke has invested much of her work in an initiative to end childhood poverty and her influence towards this cause is visible in Governor Newsom’s budget which includes proposals to directly address child poverty and support families in breaking the cycle of poverty through work and education, including a grant increase for the lowest income families served by the CalWORKs program. ... read more »
Citing Threat To Public Health From Schools That Don’t Satisfy Mandatory Vaccination Reporting Requirement, City Attorney Mike Feuer, La County Officials Direct Schools To Comply Or Face Possible Legal Action
June 21, 2019
In the wake of an unprecedented rise in the number of vaccine-preventable diseases including measles in California in 2019, City Attorney Mike Feuer today was joined by officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to announce they have put non-conforming schools with kindergartens on notice that they must report the number of students vaccinated, or face possible legal consequences. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on Texas Judge Ruling Obamacare Unconstitutional
December 18, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement in response to the ruling of a federal judge in Texas that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is unconstitutional:  ... read more »
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