Order Extends Shelter in Place through May 31st

New Order Eases Current Restrictions on Some Business and Recreational Activities Summary of New Health Officer Shelter in Place Order The seven Bay Area Public Health Officers who ordered a shelter in place in mid-March will extend the orders through May 31 while some restrictions are eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are […]

Covered California and Medi-Cal providing help for newly jobless individuals

These are unprecedented and challenging times for the nation and the state of California, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered the course of our lives for the foreseeable future. As job loss claims hit record-highs, more and more Californians will be dealing with a loss of income and their health insurance coverage. Covered California […]

Protecting California Coast From Oil Drilling

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker Calls On Trump Administration To Protect California Coast From Oil Drilling On Friday January 12, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) announced she will introduce a resolution urging the federal government not to expand oil drilling off the California coast. The resolution comes in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to allow new […]

AB 79 to improve accounting of greenhouse gas emissions

Bill to Eliminate Dirty Coal Headed to the Governor (Sacramento)- AB 79, authored by Assemblymember Marc Levine, (D-Marin County), was approved by the State Legislature today. AB 79 tasks the California Air Resources Board with updating its methodology regarding “Unspecified Energy” sources. This legislation ensures that by January 2021 energy coming into the state as “unspecified” […]

Improvements in Medicare in California for 2017

Medicare in California continues to grow, while offering seniors and people with disabilities stable premiums and improved quality of care. Whether through Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Advantage, or the prescription drug benefit (Part D), 5,800,043 beneficiaries in California continue to have access to improved benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act, including:   Certain preventive […]

California Roads to Become a Source of Energy

Assemblyman Gatto Successfully Persuades the California Energy Commission to Install Piezoelectric Roads   Shortly after being elected, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) had a conversation with a friend who had just returned from Israel. Expecting to hear emotional descriptions of religious sites, Gatto was surprised to hear his friend rave instead about a road that […]

AB 662 Signed into Law

Bonilla Bill Expanding Access for the Physically Disabled Signed by Governor Brown                                            SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) authored legislation this year ensuring that the basic human rights for individuals with physical disabilities are […]

AB 990 Signed into Law

Assemblywoman Bonilla’s Bill Increasing Campaign Transparency Signed by Governor Brown SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s AB 990, which increases campaign transparency and voter access to information, was signed into law over the weekend by the Governor.   This bill, sponsored by the Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters, will make it easier for voters to identify whether campaign […]

Cost of Delta Tunnels Doesn’t Add Up

By Jeffrey Michael;                                                  Special to The Sacramento Bee In Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan for twin tunnels through the Delta, water intakes would be located near Walnut Grove.  State’s optimistic estimates don’t […]