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Governor Brown must immediately halt execution of Kevin Cooper – UN rights experts urge

GENEVA, Nov. 15, 2016 - A group of United Nations human rights experts* today urged Jerry Brown, Governor of the State of California United...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Condemns Trump Appointment of Extremist Steve Bannon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 14, 2016 - Responding to Mr. Trump's appointment of anti-immigrant extremist Steve Bannon, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the...

AG Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement on the Passing of Gwen Ifill

LOS ANGELES, November 14, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the passing of Gwen Ifill: "I’m so saddened...

Karuk tribe opposes Pacific Connector Pipeline

Happy Camp, Calif. November 14, 2016 - The Karuk Tribe opposes the Jordan Cove LNG terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects. “With our fisheries...

Kevin de León: It’s profoundly irresponsible to suggest that up to three million undocumented...

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2016 – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Donald...

Governor Brown Proclaims November 11, 2016 as “Veterans Day”

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring November 11, 2016 as “Veterans Day”. The text of the proclamation is below:

United States Is Turning the Corner on Marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 10, 2016 - Voters in three states approved ballot measures on November 8, 2016, to legalize the use and possession of...

AG Kamala D. Harris Issues Bulletin to Law Enforcement to Remain Vigilant Against Hate...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. November 10, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to law enforcement agencies across California, outlining...

Fixed Income Markets Should Stabilize, State Treasurer John Chiang Says

SACRAMENTO November 10, 2016 - One of the golden truths associated with the capital markets is that investors hate the unexpected.  Predictably, the fixed...

California votes to ban plastic shopping bags

SACRAMENTO November 10, 2016 - Californians have voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags, the first state in the nation...

Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election

SACRAMENTO November 9, 2016 - California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon(D-Paramount) released the following...

Monterey Becomes California’s First Major Oil-Producing County to Ban Fracking

Salinas, CA November 9, 2016 - Voters in Monterey County, California's fourth-largest oil-producing county, on Tuesday passed Measure Z to ban fracking and other...

Voters Uphold California Plastic Bag Ban Despite Moneyed Opposition By Big Plastic

Oakland, Calif. November 9, 2016 - Voters have upheld California’s state ban on plastic bags in the face of moneyed opposition by out-of-state bag...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Urges Californians—Know Your Voting Rights

SACRAMENTO November 7, 2016 - Before heading to the polls tomorrow, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is urging voters to know their rights....

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement on the Passing of Janet Reno

LOS ANGELES November 7, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the passing of Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney...

Studies: Changes In Marijuana’s Legal Status Not Associated With Increased Use By Young People

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 3, 2016 - Changes in marijuana's legal status under state law is not associated with increased cannabis use or access...

Two Gray Wolves Confirmed Present in Lassen County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of two gray wolves in western Lassen County. After a wolf-like canid was...

Secretary of State Padilla Statement on “Ballot Selfie” Ruling

SACRAMENTO November 2, 2016 - Today, a federal court judge denied a request to allow “ballot selfies” for California’s November 8, 2016 General Election. “As...

Who’s Behind The Props? New Voter PSA Makes Sense of California’s 17 Ballot Propositions

SANTA MONICA, CA — With Election Day rapidly approaching, a new animated short can help Californians make informed decisions when they vote on the...

Health insurance marketplace enrollment opened

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 2, 2016- While most Americans get health insurance through their employer or a family member's workplace, 20 million people now buy...