The 2016 legislative year – the 14th and final year I was privileged to represent Los Angeles and Ventura County residents in the Assembly and Senate – ended with a resounding and historic commitment to California’s clean-energy future.
Most significant was the passage of...
[Sen. Pavley] – Asserting California’s long-term commitment to a clean-energy future, the Assembly on Monday voted to establish in law a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
In approving SB 32 by Sen. Fran Pavley, the Assembly acted...
The Senate on Monday approved a bill to ensure California’s climate policies are transparent, accountable and focused on equitably benefiting Californians who live in disadvantage communities that have been hardest hit by climate pollution.
Presented to the Senate by Sen. Fran Pavley, AB 197 by Assemblyman...
Acting to provide the market certainty that will propel investment in California’s thriving clean-energy economy, an Assembly committee on Monday approved Senator Fran Pavley’s SB 32, a measure that would extend in law the state’s targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through 2030.
Sen. Fran Pavley
U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent an open letter to members of the California State Assembly.
Open Letter to the California...
A key Assembly panel has endorsed legislation by Sen. Pavley to extend California’s efforts to reduce climate-changing pollution well into the 21st Century.
Senate Bill 32 on Monday passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and now goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
The Senate has approved legislation by Sen. Fran Pavley that sets a long-range target for slashing emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
Senators approved SB 32 on a vote of 22 to 15 and sent it to the Assembly. The bill is part of a multi-bill, climate-change initiative sponsored...
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Members of the civilian Los Angeles County Sheriff Department watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues.
Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed AB 1876, further expanding access to the California Earned Income Tax Credit to ensure all California tax filers, specifically undocumented ITIN filers who are otherwise eligible, may qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit.
Several landlords have filed a lawsuit against the state, Los Angeles County and multiple Southern California cities, including Santa Clarita, over eviction bans, seeking reimbursement for unpaid rent due to COVID-19 eviction-protection ordinances.
Washington and Oregon, members of the Western States Pact, will participate with California in piloting a project to test promising exposure notification technology, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday.
The Supplemental Coronavirus Relief Fund Spending Plan approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors includes an allocation to L.A. County Library to provide digital support to individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, specifically by expanding the recently-launched Laptop & Hotspot Loan program that allows cardholders to borrow a Chromebook and wireless hotspot kit, and by extending the WiFi network range at libraries, to cover parking lots.
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California State University, Northridge’s library is hosting a virtual exploration of women’s journeys in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.