September 1, 2015 - The excitement about a potentially rain-bearing El Niño is building, and hopes for a swift end to California’s ongoing drought are multiplying. At the same time, many of us who have worked extensively on water issues in the state fear the momentum and progress made on much-needed water...
SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 1, 2015 - The California Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee today approved a bill with bipartisan support by a 10 to 3 vote to give terminally ill adults facing unbearable suffering the option of medical aid in dying. The legislation, called the End of Life Option Act (ABX2-15), now...
Auburn) September 1, 2015 - The region that provides more than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply received special attention in Sacramento today. Assembly Member Brian Dahle (R - Bieber) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 22 which establishes the third week of September as “Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week.” The measure passed both houses...
Op-Ed: Peggy McCrum: Brady Campaign applauds CA Assembly for passing SB 707 to keep concealed guns off school grounds
SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 1, 2015 - Peggy McCrum, President of the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on the passage of SB 707 in the California Assembly. The bill goes back to the Senate for a concurrence vote before it goes to the Governor’s desk.
50 Groups Call On Federal Insurance Office to Review Affordability of Auto Insurance in Low-Wealth Communities
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 1, 2015 - The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) must establish a strong affordability standard for low- and moderate-income Americans, according to nearly 50 organizations from 23 states and DC that jointly submitted comments to FIO Monday. The groups called on FIO to move forward with its proposal to collect data directly...
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