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"Our current healthcare system is broken and our elected representatives must take urgent action to fix it by supporting SB 562 and a single payer system for our state."
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert following the Equifax data breach that affected 143 million Americans and over 15 million Californians. Equifax is one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July, and compromised names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.
This week American Children First broke the story about California GOP Assembly Leader Chad Mayes’ (R-Yucca Valley) alleged affair with former GOP Assembly Leader Kristin Olsen.
SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla today released the statement below in response to a letter from Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The Commission was established through executive order by President Donald Trump after he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election. Because he lost the popular vote, Trump has falsely alleged that three to five million votes were cast illegally in the 2016 election. This, despite the fact that his claims of voter fraud are unsubstantiated and that academics and bipartisan leaders have confirmed that there is no evidence of large scale, let alone massive voter fraud.
Joshua Tree, CA – Today, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke held a press briefing delivering an interim recommendation to adjust the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument. The statement is the first from the Department of the Interior’s review of the national monuments after April’s Executive Order.
A single Powerball ticket sold in Sun City (in Riverside County) has successfully matched all six numbers (20-26-32-38-58 and red Powerball number 3) in the draw on June 10, California Lottery officials said.
oshua Tree, CA – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources confirmed David Bernhardt as Deputy Interior Secretary, the second ranking official in the Department of the Interior. Bernhardt has conducted legal work for Cadiz Inc., a company that aims to drain water from an aquifer in the Mojave Trails National Monument for use in coastal communities.
SACRAMENTO - This week, the California State Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 679 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would take a step toward further discouraging the revolving door of legislators resigning office and becoming lobbyists.
SACRAMENTO – Today, as reports indicate President Donald Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Attorney General Becerra published the article below on Medium:
Sacramento – Today, AB 523, the Equity in Clean Energy Investment bill, was approved by the full State Assembly and passed to the State Senate. The bill requires the California Energy Commission to allocate at least 25% of the money used for the deployment of renewable technologies to be used in disadvantaged communities and another 10% to be used in low-income communities, through the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program.
Joshua Tree, CA – Today, the California State Assembly passed Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 15, a bill to protect federal public lands, maintain the integrity of the Antiquities Act, and honor the designation of national monuments designated since 1906. The bill is a response to the Department of the Interior (DOI) review of the national monuments designated using the Antiquities Act since 1996.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's 2018 Proposed Budget:
Insurers’ “Continuous Barrage of Frivolous Lawsuits” Asks Courts to Undo Voter Protections that Saved Consumers Hundreds of Billions of Dollars
SACRAMENTO - Today, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (Yucca Valley) issued the following statement in response to the release of Governor Brown’s May Revision of his 2017-18 budget proposal:
SACRAMENTO – As the state’s economic recovery stretches into an eighth year – two years short of the longest on record – and with increasing uncertainty from Washington, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a revised state budget that continues to plan for tougher times ahead, while maintaining spending on core programs such as education and child care.
SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today his opposition to H.R. 2090, introduced by Indiana Rep. Luke Messer, which requires voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot in federal elections. The full text of the Secretary’s opposition letter can be found below:
Southern California Edison (SCE) is seeking to increase its electricity rates, and customers will get two chances to directly address the issue in Fontana.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) was officially named Chair of the Inland Empire Legislative Caucus.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is seeking to increase its electricity rates, and customers will get two chances to directly address the issue in Fontana in May.
Assembly Bill 909, which would require a trauma kit to be placed in large meeting areas or public buildings, passed a significant legislative hurdle recently, clearing the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Sacramento.
The Senate Public Safety Committee today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would criminalize sexual extortion (“sextortion”) and provide prosecutors with an important tool to combat this serious crime.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously approved on March 23 an air quality plan that includes rules on refineries and other polluters, setting deadlines for warehouses and ports to clean up before tougher rules are approved.
Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, Gov. Jerry Brown ended the drought state of emergency in most of California, while maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, such as watering during or right after rainfall.
SACRAMENTO - Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement after senators voted to permanently increase the gas tax and car fees on California drivers:
California Gov. Jerry Brown made a quick visit to the Inland Empire on April 4 to promote a “landmark” transportation investment that he said would help fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across the state.
Sacramento – Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy passed AB 523 on a vote of 9-3. The bill requires the California Energy Commission to allocate at least 25% of the money used for the deployment of renewable technologies to be used in disadvantaged communities and another 10% to be used in low-income communities.
The Greater Hope Foundation for Children of Banning is hosting a tax-deductible gift drive through Dec. 11. Donations can be dropped off at 1035 W. Ramsey St. in Banning, or purchases can be made online for delivery to their office via Amazon Smiles and at aghope.org.
Decorate your house, porch or business and then enter the Christmas Decoration Contest.
City of Banning Senior Services brings to you Santa Shoppe. A place where children can shop and parents can’t peek.
Free to Beaumont/Cherry Valley seniors only. Must be a homebound or disabled senior. It is for delivery only on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. More information and to sign up: Beaumont senior center at (951) 769-8539.