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  • 5G Wireless technology is poised to spread across California, a move that is opposed by people worried about health effects of electromagnetic fields. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill

    5G wireless signals won’t be hitting CA just yet Suzanne Potter Public News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic – after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday May...
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    SUPPORT BAIL BOND REFORM…ENACT ASSEMBLY BILL 42

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Introduced by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (CA District 18; Alameda) and supported by six assembly members and four Senators, AB 42 seeks to reform the current jail bail bond industry. A Blue Ribbon Commission recommendation was to reform the current law enforcement-judicial system which results...
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    Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Combat Understaffing in California Dialysis Clinics

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced legislation on February 15th to improve staffing at more than 550 dialysis clinics in California.  SB 349, the Dialysis Patient Safety Act, would mandate annual inspections of dialysis clinics and safer staffing levels. Current law requires inspections of dialysis clinics every six...
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    Gov. Brown Signs Bill Reducing Barriers to Building Additional Housing

    Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to reduce the barriers California homeowners face when seeking to build an accessory dwelling unit (granny flat) on their property will take effect this January after Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill today.  Senate Bill 1069 is the most extensive bill...
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    Governor signs bill co-sponsored by the SCCOE


    SAN JOSE, CA – Hundreds more children in Santa Clara County will have access to high-quality child care following the signing on September 24 of Assembly Bill 2368 by Governor Jerry Brown that will ease restrictions for low-income families. Authored by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, representing California’s 24thDistrict, and co-sponsored by the...
  • Children's advocates are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill they say would improve school accountability and close income-based achievement gaps in California. (shironosov/iStockphoto)

    Kids’ Advocates Push Governor to Sign School Accountability Bill

    Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND, Calif. – This week, more than 300 children’s advocacy groups signed a public letter urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 2548. The bill directs the state to adopt what the groups believe is a better grading system for schools, that focuses...
  • Senate sends Wieckowski Santa Clara housing bill to Governor

    Senate sends housing bill to Governor

    Sacramento An urgency bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to modif y the terms of a land sale between the state Department of General Services and the Santa Clara Housing Authority, was approved with strong bipartisan support in the Senate today. Senate Bill 680 will allow an innovative...
  • Senator Tony Mendoza’s Bill Prevents Wage Theft from California’s Workers

    Senator Tony Mendoza’s Bill Prevents Wage Theft from California’s Workers

    Governor Brown Signs SB 1342  Senator Tony Mendoza’s Bill Prevents Wage Theft from California’s Workers   Sacramento – A measure, SB 1342, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) that would protect workers by paving the way for a statewide mechanism at the local level to fight wage theft, was...
  • Governor Signs MTC-Backed Bill Requiring Auto Dealers to Install Vehicle License Plates Immediately After Sale

    Instant Car Plates

    Governor Signs MTC-Backed Bill Requiring Auto Dealers to Install Vehicle License Plates Immediately After Sale MTC Law enforcement will have an easier time catching toll evaders and other law-breakers thanks to MTC-supported legislation that requires car dealers to install vehicle license plates on all newly purchased vehicles rather than...