The Paris Agreement To Enter Into Force

The Paris Agreement To Enter Into Force

Washington, DC…Our Secretary of State John Kerry released this statement yesterday- Nearly 200 nations made history in Paris last December, when they came together around the most ambitious, inclusive climate agreement ever negotiated. I was honored to represent the United States in those negotiations and to be in the conference hall as the text was […]

Caltrans Encourages Public To Share The Road, Arrive Alive

Caltrans Encourages Public To Share The Road, Arrive Alive

Eureka, CA…In this latest Caltrans News Flash, spokesperson Myles Cochrane talks about Caltrans’ “Share the Road, Arrive Alive” public safety campaign, which encourages pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists to practice safe behaviors while traveling on or near California’s roadways. The campaign’s website, http://arrivealivenow.org, hosts public service announcement videos, radio spots, safety tips, and educational materials to […]

Senator Gaines Disappointed In Signing Of Senate Bill 1146

Senator Gaines Disappointed In Signing Of Senate Bill 1146

Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 1146 (Lara), a bill that discriminates against all religious-based universities and infringes their ability to ensure faith-based practices are upheld on campus, undermining the concrete right of religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment. “We are heading […]

Senator Gaines Earns Perfect Score On Behalf Of Small Businesses

Senator Gaines Earns Perfect Score On Behalf Of Small Businesses

Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that he has received a perfect score from the National Federation of Independent Business/California (NFIB/CA) for their 2016 Legislative Voting Record. “The NFIB/CA has a 70 year history of advocating for small business owners, and as a small business owner myself and a legislator, I am honored […]

Office Of The Governor & California Museum Announce The 10th Class Of California Hall Of Fame Inductees

Office Of The Governor & California Museum Announce The 10th Class Of California Hall Of Fame Inductees

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, along with the California Museum, announced the 10th class of inductees to the California Hall of Fame today. The newest class of inspirational individuals will join 96 Californians previously inducted for exemplifying California’s spirit of innovation. The 10th class of California Hall of […]

Runner-sponsored Legislation Expanding Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption Signed Into Law

Runner-sponsored Legislation Expanding Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption Signed Into Law

Sacramento, CA…Governor Brown has signed legislation (SB 1458) sponsored by Board of Equalization Member George Runner and authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that expands eligibility for the state’s property tax exemption to disabled military veterans who were discharged under “other than honorable conditions.” “We should do everything we can to honor veterans injured […]

Senator Gaines’ Bill To Keep Drones Out Of Emergency Zones Signed By Governor Brown

Senator Gaines’ Bill To Keep Drones Out Of  Emergency Zones Signed By Governor Brown

Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced his Senate Bill 807, which would protect forests, property and the lives of citizens, firefighters and emergency personnel from drone interference, was signed by Governor Brown. “Wildfires continue to ravage our state and we can’t have drones or anything else getting in the way of the first-class […]

Life-Saving Drunk Driving Bill Signed Into California Law; Judges Can Order First Offenders To Use Ignition Interlocks

Life-Saving Drunk Driving Bill Signed Into California Law;  Judges Can Order First Offenders To Use Ignition Interlocks

Sacramento, CA…Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1046 into law, expanding a four-county pilot program that requires ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers. SB 1046, authored by Senator Jerry Hill, allows first-time drunk driving offenders to drive with an ignition interlock following arrest or conviction, instead of forfeiting their driving privileges altogether or driving with […]

Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Washington, DC…The United States welcomes the interim report of the Joint Investigation Team on the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The Team’s interim findings corroborate Secretary Kerry’s statement in the days following the tragedy that MH17 was shot down by a BUK surface-to-air missile fired from Russian-backed, separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. The […]