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At End of Covered CA Enrollment Period, Advocates Urge Ending Exclusion of Undocumented, Uninsured Adults

Jan 31, 2016

January 31, 2016 - With January 31st marking the close of Covered California’s third “Open Enrollment” period, a statewide coalition of advocates, called the Health For All coalition, urged for inclusion of undocumented and uninsured Californians who have been unjustly locked out from purchasing and accessing health plans in the statewide health exchange. The...

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Landmark disclosure bill, California DISCLOSE Act, AB 700, Passes Assembly

Jan 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 27, 2016 - With a bipartisan vote in the State Assembly today, California moved one step closer to enacting the nation's most comprehensive election disclosure law. Assembly Bill 700, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angel...

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California Energy Commission Adopts First-of-its-Kind LED Lighting Efficiency Standards

Jan 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO January 28, 2016 - The California Energy Commission voted unanimously today to adopt regulations that set efficiency standards for light bulbs that use light emitting diodes (LED).

Incandescent light bulbs—which rely on tungsten filaments and have been the most common bulb in the U.S. for many decades—require a lot more energy to remain lit...

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Legislature Repeals March 1 Deadline

Jan 28, 2016

January 28, 2016 - Today the California State Assembly unanimously (66-0) passed AB 21, Assemblyman Wood’s emergency measure to repeal the March 1st deadline included in last year’s Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

AB 21 removes the March 1st deadline ensuring local jurisdictions maintain the authority to develop their own rules and regulations...

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AG Kamala Harris Convenes Law Enforcement, Planned Parenthood to Address Uptick in Threats and Violence Against Reproductive Health Clinics

Jan 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA, Jan. 26, 2016 - Attorney General Kamala Harris today convened local, state and federal law enforcement leaders and Planned Parenthood clinic directors to discuss the recent uptick in threats and violence against reproductive health clinics and ways to increase coordination to better protect patients and health care workers. The event...

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Historic settlement to end CA indefinite solitary confinement finalized in court

Jan 27, 2016

OAKLAND, Jan. 27, 2016 - On Tuesday, Federal Judge Claudia Wilken approved the final agreement to end indefinite solitary confinement in California calling it humane, innovative and fair. Prisoners celebrated the settlement agreement, whose terms were agreed on last September, claiming it as a victory that bolstered their struggle for human rights.

Anne Weills, one...

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Op-Ed: Brigid McCormack: The California Coastal Commission’s integrity is at stake

Jan 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan. 26, 2016 - Audubon California released the following statement from Executive Director Brigid McCormack on the current attempt by members of the California Coastal Commission to remove current Executive Director Charles Lester:

California's spectacular coastline is one of the world’s most impressive natural landscapes. At 3,427 miles long, it is...

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CDFW Using Helicopters to Survey Wildlife in Modoc, Lassen Counties

Jan 27, 2016

January 27, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has begun conducting a series of deer surveys in northern California this week using a helicopter. The survey work began Monday, Jan. 25 in Modoc County. Unless delayed by weather...

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Board of Equalization Endorses Garcia “No Tax” on Menstrual Products Measure

Jan 27, 2016

Sacramento, Calif. January 26, 2016 - Today, on a 4-0, the California State Board of Equalization endorsed Assembly Bill 1561, a measure to make menstrual products, exempt from sales tax. The bill, joint authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblymember Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond seeks to end the “tampon tax” and bring...

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