Governor Signs Lorena Gonzalez’s AB 5 Independent Contractor or Gig Economy Restriction Bill!

Governor Signs Lorena Gonzalez’s AB 5 Independent Contractor or Gig Economy Restriction Bill!

Sacramento, CA…Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to restore employment status for millions of workers who have been misclassified as contractors. Assembly Bill 5 provides clarity for businesses, workers and taxpayers in the wake of the Dynamex ruling by the California Supreme Court in […]

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Executive Order to Confront Youth Vaping Epidemic

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Executive Order to Confront Youth Vaping Epidemic

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to confront the growing youth epidemic and health risks linked to vaping. The executive order directs the Department of Public Health (CDPH) to launch a $20 million statewide digital and social media public awareness campaign to educate youth, young adults and parents about the health risks of […]

Governor Newsom Announced These Appointments Today

Governor Newsom Announced These Appointments Today

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Sonia Angell, 53, of Woodside, New York, has been appointed director of the California Department of Public Health. Angell has been an assistant clinical professor of medicine and an assistant attending physician at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Hospital since 2014 and from 2005 to 2011. She […]

Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency to 21 on September 13th

Governor Newsom Grants Executive Clemency to 21 on September 13th

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has granted 21 commutations.  The California Constitution gives the Governor the authority to grant clemency, including in the form of a commutation. A clemency grant recognizes a person’s efforts in self-development, rehabilitation and prospects for successful community reentry. A clemency grant does not forgive or minimize the […]

Trump Administration Combating Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products

Trump Administration Combating Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products

Washington, DC…FDA compliance policy would prioritize enforcement of premarket authorization requirements for non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes. Today, the Trump Administration announced that as part of its ongoing work to tackle the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the FDA intends to finalize a compliance policy in the coming weeks that would prioritize the agency’s enforcement of the premarket […]

A Message From Josh Friday, California’s Chief Service Officer

A Message From Josh Friday, California’s Chief Service Officer

Sacramento, CA…Dear California, As the state’s newly sworn-in Chief Service Officer, I am thrilled and honored for the opportunity to lead California Volunteers in order to strengthen the civic health of the Golden State through promoting service, volunteerism and civic engagement. However, it is not lost on me that I assume this position at a […]

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Patriot Day 9.11.19

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Patriot Day 9.11.19

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today issued issued a proclamation declaring September 11, 2019, as Patriot Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation is below: PROCLAMATION Eighteen years ago today, our nation watched in horror as Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and directed them towards major American institutions, including the World […]

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the median household income was not statistically different from the 2017 median, and the official poverty rate decreased 0.5 percentage points from 2017. At the same time, the rate and number of people without health insurance increased from 7.9%, or 25.6 million, in 2017 to 8.5%, or 27.5 […]

Will Our Kids Be Free? – Al Segalla

Will Our Kids Be Free? – Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA….September 17 is the 232nd anniversary of our wonderful US Constitution. For many thousands of years human slavery was normal – including in the United States. America was the first to claw its way out of the darkness of tyranny and put a solution down on paper. Our founding fathers possessed an incredible amount […]

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