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Governor Newsom Signs Bill to Sustain Outdoor Dining

AB 1217 Will Preserve Regulatory Flexibility Adopted During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, CA — Earlier this week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to sustain outdoor dining across California by extending regulatory flexibility adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid Mideast Violence and Spike in Hate Crimes, Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Protect Vulnerable Communities

AB 1185 Will Strengthen the Nonprofit Security Grant Program and Expand Access to Funding For Nonprofits at Risk of Hate-Motivated Violence

SACRAMENTO, CA — This past weekend, following horrific terrorist attacks in Israel and heightened concerns in the U.S., Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1185 to enhance security assistance to nonprofits at risk of hate-motivated violence.

Governor Newsom Signs First-In-The-Nation Bill to Regulate Voluntary Carbon Offsets

Amid Reports of “Corporate Greenwashing”, AB 1305 Will Establish Transparency and Disclosure Requirements for Buyers and Sellers of Carbon Offsets

SACRAMENTO, CA — This past weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to establish first-in-the-nation regulations for the voluntary carbon offset market, which has been beset by disturbing allegations of corporate “greenwashing” and media reports suggesting that up to 90 percent of o

Landmark Legislation Banning Dangerous Food Additives Signed by Governor Newsom

First-In-The-Nation Measure Would Prohibit the Use of Four Dangerous Chemicals Already Banned in the European Union and Other Nations

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed first-of-its-kind legislation to prohibit the use of four dangerous chemicals in processed foods and drinks sold in California.

Governor Newsom Signs Historic Tax on Gun Manufacturers to Fund School Safety and Violence Prevention Programs

A Top Priority for the National Gun Safety Movement, AB 28 Will Establish a Permanent Funding Source and Generate $160 Million Annually to Prevent Gun Violence, Enhance School Safety, and Remove Guns from Domestic Abusers

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the Gun Violence Prevention and School Safety Act, a landmark measure that would tax the gun industry to create a permanent funding source for school safety and gun violence prevention programs in California.

California Legislature Passes First-in-the-Nation Ban on Dangerous Food Additives

Landmark Measure Would Prohibit the Use of Four Dangerous Chemicals Already Banned in the European Union and Other Nations

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, the California State Legislature passed first-of-its-kind legislation to prohibit the use of four dangerous chemicals in processed foods and drinks sold in California.

California Legislature Passes Landmark Tax on Firearm Manufacturers and Dealers

Assembly Bill 28 Would Generate Over $150 Million Annually to Fund School Safety and Violence Prevention Programs

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 28, a landmark measure that would impose an 11 percent excise tax on firearms and ammunition sold by gun manufacturers and dealers.  Having cleared both the Assembly and Senate by a 2/3 supermajority vote, AB 28 – which is offi

New Tax on Gun Manufacturers and Dealers Advances to Senate Floor

Assembly Bill 28 Would Generate Over $100 Million Annually to Fund School Safety and Violence Prevention Programs

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, the California State Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance Assembly Bill (AB) 28, a landmark measure that would impose an 11 percent excise tax on the sale of guns and ammunition by gun manufacturers and dealers.

Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel Secures $2 Million for New Economics for Women for Major Expansion Project

State Funds Will Support the Construction of Affordable Housing and Economic Mobility Programs for Women and Families in the San Fernando Valley

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D - Encino) presented a $2 million novelty check to New Economics for Women (NEW) for construction of a new mixed-use development that includes affordable housing as well as space for economic mobility pro