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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tackling the Issue of Homelessness

by Laura Friedman

November 21, 2019

 

Homelessness. It is one of our state’s greatest challenges. Every night, over 130,000 Californians sleep on our streets. Homelessness has become a full-on crisis, one that has rightfully been the focus of policy discussions throughout the state. In response, we’ve put unprecedented resources and energy towards finding real and lasting solutions. Despite this, I know my constituents feel our efforts are not enough.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Being Smarter About High-Speed Rail

By TOM DALY and LAURA FRIEDMAN 

November 7, 2019 

 

There are few phrases in California politics that invoke as much passion as the words “high-speed rail.” The ambitious transportation infrastructure project seeking to move passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes, and ultimately connect San Diego to Sacramento, has become a centerpiece of public debate.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Legislative Update

By Laura Friedman

October 17, 2019

 

Sunday evening, with the stroke of his pen, Governor Gavin Newsom put the final close on the 2019 Legislative Session by either signing or vetoing the remaining bills that sat on his desk.  With the deadline now behind us, I would like to take a moment to fill you in on some of the highlights from this year.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Legislative Update: New Laws on Transportation Policy, Funding, Planning

By Melanie Curry

October 15, 2019

 

Among the hundreds of new laws signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in the weeks leading up to Sunday’s deadline were a few related to transportation. Below we highlight the relevant ones.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Conversion Therapy Survivor Fights to Stop the Practice

By Spectrum News In Focus Staff

October 14, 2019

 

Sam Brinton talks about the pain and shame of going through conversion therapy and how it led to advocating for LGBTQ issues.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

By Harmeet Kaur 

October 13, 2019

 

(CNN) California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

October 12, 2019                                                                                       

Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558-3043

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

October 12, 2019                                                                                       

Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558-3043

 

SACRAMENTO – Today, California made history by becoming the first state in the nation to ban fur. The measure, Assembly Bill 44, was spearheaded by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and signed into law by Governor Newsom this morning.