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Senator Wilk introduces landmark animal welfare and violence prevention legislation

SACRAMENTO, March 28, 2018  – Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, announced the introduction of the Animal Welfare and Violence Intervention Act of 2018 to...

SEIU California: Attorney General Sessions Seeks to Wipe Out Immigrants, People of Color with...

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 28, 2018 - The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Riko Mendez, Executive Board Member of...

AG Becerra Leads Pushback Against Trump Administration’s Unconstitutional Decision to Add Citizenship Question on...

March 28, 2018 - Last night, the Trump Administration decided to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census questionnaire. Specifically, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the...

Gas Prices Continue to ‘Spring Forward,’ With No Relief In Sight

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. March 26, 2018  – California drivers are paying the highest gas prices to begin Spring since 2014, with prices expected to climb...

Yosemite Conservancy Provides $12.5 Million to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, March 26, 2018 – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $12.5 million in support to Yosemite National Park to improve the Bridalveil Fall...

AG Becerra Calls on Facebook to Protect Users’ Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 26, 2018 - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joining a bipartisan coalition of 37 Attorneys General, today sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling...

Report: Other states should follow CA’s lead and pass laws to protect labor standards...

March 23, 2018 - A new report by EPI’s Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research Daniel Costa argues that California’s immigration laws may...

New Federal Spending Bill Maintains Protections For Medical Marijuana

Washington, DC, March 22, 2018 -  In a blow to Attorney General Jeff Sessions anti-marijuana agenda, Congressional leadership included in the omnibus spending package...

Feinstein, Harris to Interior: Don’t Touch Mojave Desert Plan

Washington March 22, 2018 - Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) called on the Trump administration to preserve the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation...

San Francisco says a resounding ‘no’ to fur

March 20, 2018 - San Francisco has just voted to ban all sales of fur within its limits, in a historic victory for millions...

Toni Atkins’ remarks on being sworn in as 48th President pro Tempore of the...

March 21, 2018 - Toni G. Atkins represents the 39th Senate District, which includes most of the city of San Diego, as well as...

How California can break down barriers to breast cancer treatment

March 20, 2018 - More than 29,000 women in California will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. Many of them — especially low-income...

Treasurer John Chiang Calls On CalPERS and CalSTRS to Divest from Sellers of Banned...

SACRAMENTO, March 19, 2018 – State Treasurer John Chiang today urged the nation’s largest institutional investors – including CalPERS and CalSTRS -- to divest holdings...

BLM strikes out in third attempt to manage off-road vehicles in California desert

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 19, 2018 - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its third attempt to develop a plan for managing off-road...

In a First, California Moves to Protect People from Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Carpets

March 14, 2018 - In a groundbreaking move, California has proposed that carpets and rugs containing the stain-resistant fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS should...

Ocean Protection Council Adopts Updated Guidance on Sea-Level Rise

SACRAMENTO, March 14, 2018 - The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) today adopted the 2018 update of the State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance, which...

Op-Ed: Ruthie Epstein and Jennie Pasquarella: The Government’s Case Against California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Policies Is...

March 13, 2018 at 2:10 PM March 13, 2018 - Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the latest move in this administration’s increasingly...

Harris, Feinstein Lead CA Congressional Delegation in Raising Concerns Over Administration’s Immigration-Related Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 13, 2018 - Today, ahead of President Trump’s first trip to California, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris and Dianne Feinstein (both...

Governor Brown to President Trump Ahead of Visit: “In California We Are Focusing on...

SACRAMENTO, March 12, 2018 – Noting the lofty focus and collaborative spirit of first-time visits to California from past U.S. presidents like Harry S. Truman...

Attorney General Becerra Secures Ruling Requiring EPA to Implement Life-Saving Clean Air Protections

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 12, 2018 - Leading a coalition of 15 Attorneys General and on behalf of the California Air Resources Board, California Attorney General...