California

Two Years Later: What Has Trump’s Tax Law Delivered?

January 6, 2020 - Two years ago President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law. Republicans are touting...

State Lands and Coastal Commission File Lawsuit to Protect Public Access to Martins Beach

Sacramento, Calif. January 6, 2020 - The state of California filed a lawsuit today to restore full public access to Martins Beach,...

California’s Jails Are in a Deadly Crisis. Here’s How Experts Suggest Fixing Them

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2017 San Diego wildfire increased pediatric ER visits for breathing problems

Jan. 6, 2020 - A small wildfire in San Diego County in 2017 resulted in a big uptick in children visiting the...

AG Becerra Issues Advisory Outlining New Data Privacy Rights for California Consumers

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 6, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued an advisory for consumers highlighting their new rights as part...

AG Becerra Leads Coalition Seeking Supreme Court Review of ACA Repeal Case

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 3, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, leading a coalition of 20 states and D.C., filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court...

2020 brings greater protections for insurance consumers as new laws go into effect

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  Jan. 2, 2019— Californians will benefit from stronger insurance protections as six new state laws designed with consumers in mind...

California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board Releases Third Annual RIPA Report

OAKLAND January 2, 2020 - The California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (Board) today announced the release of the third annual report...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidate List for March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary...

SACRAMENTO, CA December 30, 2019 - Secretary of State Alex Padilla published the certified lists of candidates who will appear on March 3,...

CHP hopes everyone is another year wiser

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 30, 2019 - As a new year approaches, all motorists can resolve to celebrate safely.  The California Highway Patrol...

CHP offers advice to help keep motorists off the 'Naughty List'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 24, 2019 - To help keep motorists safe during this busy travel season, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is...

Court: Trump Administration Unlawfully OK’d Longline Fishing Off California

OAKLAND, Calif. Dec. 23, 2019 - A federal district court has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service failed to adequately analyze...

New Health Laws for 2020 to Start on Jan. 1, Including Requirement That Californians...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Dec. 23, 2019— While a federal court ruling last week leaves the federal individual mandate in legal limbo, Californians are...

CDFW: Roadkill Still Illegal to Possess on Jan. 1, Despite Passage of the "Wildlife...

Dec. 23, 2019 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds the public it is still illegal to collect or...

Groups File Federal Lawsuit against Chemical Plant for Violating Hazardous Waste Laws

San Francisco, Dec. 19, 2019 – Three environmental groups today filed a federal lawsuit against a chemical...

Assemblymember Holden Critical of PG&E’s Bankruptcy Plan

Sacramento, Calif. December 19, 2019 - Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD-41) expressed his disappointment with PG&E’s Bankruptcy plan in a letter to PG&E...

California Nurses Association policy expert appointed to Healthy California for All commission

December 19, 2019 - When Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced the launch of the Healthy California for All Commission—a group working to...

Start the New Year in the Outdoors With a First Day Hike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 18, 2019 -  Looking to burn off some holiday calories and start the new year on the right foot?...

CPUC Takes Steps to Improve Utility 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plans

December 17, 2019 - Through a Ruling issued yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is taking steps to ensure that the...

Watchdog Calls on HHS to Stop Providing Title X Funding to Anti-Abortion Group Obria

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 17, 2019 – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit ...