More Work to Do in Sacramento

We’re in the last month of a two-year legislative session. During August, we’ll be voting on approximately 1,200 bills, over 500 in the Assembly and about 700 in the Senate. These include my AB 2768, which addresses the critical shortage of psychiatric beds by leading to the development...
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Farmersville supports United Farm Workers march

Farm workers supported by the United Farm Workers (UFW) Union are marching to the state capitol in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 2183, California Ag Labor Relations Voting Choice Act, introduced by Assemblyman Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz). The march began on Aug. 3 in Delano and came through Farmersville on Aug. 7. Mayor Paul Boyer and councilman Greg Gomez joined the march for their walk to Visalia on Aug. 8.
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Albany Democrats want controversial panel to redraw new Assembly lines

Try, try again. Albany Democrats want to go back to a much-criticized panel to redraw Assembly district lines despite a recent history of failure that led congressional Democrats to go after one another in a desperate bid for political survival. A legal brief filed this week in Manhattan Supreme Court details the Democratic Party effort to empower the Independent Redistricting Commission after the bipartisan panel deadlocked as expected on new maps for Congress and the state Legislature earlier this year — a development that eventually left Democrats to grossly gerrymander the lines, which were then tossed out by the courts. “Since a...

Holocaust Education Bill Signed Into Law In New York State

A recent study shows New York Millennials have shockingly poor awareness and understanding of the events of the Holocaust; with 58% unable to name a concentration camp, 19% believing that Jews caused the Holocaust, and 28% believing the Holocaust is a myth or has been exaggerated. Legislation by Senator Anna...

EDITORIAL: In Greensboro, a news hole

This week’s piece by Margaret Moffett in the Assembly is not so much a takedown of the Greensboro News & Record, Moffett’s former employer, as it is a summation of every bad decision made by corporate, out-of-town owners since 2007, when Landmark Communications executed the first layoff in the paper’s history.
Santa Barbara Independent

Legislative Threat Looming for Bike-Share Operations in Santa Barbara and Across California

Santa Barbara’s burgeoning electric bike-share operations could hit a serious pothole if the state legislature passes a bill — Assembly Bill 371 — that would require private bike-share companies to obtain insurance that would cover the cost of injuries and deaths caused by negligent riders. Statewide bicycle lobbyists with CalBike argue the additional costs could put “most, if not all shared micromobility systems out of business.”
Greater Milwaukee Today

Ramthun already calling for primary vote audit

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Ramthun says he’s going to challenge Tuesday’s primary vote count. Ramthun on Monday told WISN TV he wants to have the election results examined before he decides what to do next. “I want to have [the election] audited before I land on finally where...

Meet the 10th Congressional District primary candidates

On Wednesday, the six top candidates in the newly redrawn 10th Congressional District — which spans Lower Manhattan and brownstone Brooklyn — participated in a debate moderated by NY1 political anchor Errol Louis and WNYC/Gothamist senior politics reporter Brigid Bergin. Those candidates included City Council Member Carlina Rivera,...

Gallagher reacts to the latest inflation numbers as Democrats refuse to acknowledge failing economy

Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City) issued a statement regarding the latest inflation numbers that were released this morning. “As 8.5% inflation continues to hurt Californians by affecting costs for everything from groceries to renting a home, people are still footing the bill for poor governing. “Capitol Democrats seem...

Robin Vos Sees Tight Primary Against Trump-Endorsed Opponent

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos beat his primary opponent Adam Steen by just over 200 votes yesterday, a race which showed in full force the growing influence of Trump here in Wisconsin. WORT Producer Nate Wegehaupt spoke with Adam Rogan, a reporter out of Racine. Rogan has been keeping a close...