Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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September 10, 2019                                                                                       

Contact: Blake Dellinger


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Friedman’s Bill Requiring Caltrans to Address Climate Change Heads to the Governor

          SACRAMENTO – On Monday, a measure authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) requiring the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to factor in our state’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in future updates to the California Transportation Plan passed the legislature.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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Contact: Blake Dellinger

September 3, 2019                                                                                       

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SACRAMENTO – On Friday, animal welfare advocates and opponents of the fur trade won a significant victory as landmark legislation banning fur in California passed a key vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  The measure, Assembly Bill 44, by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), would implement a statewide prohibition on the sale and manufacture of new fur products in California.  If successful, it would make California the first state in the nation to ban fur.

Monday, August 26, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Being Smarter About High-Speed Rail

By Laura Friedman

August 15, 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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In a blow to the bullet train, California might shift billions to L.A. and Bay Area projects

By Ralph Vartabedian 

July 30, 2019


Key California lawmakers have devised a plan to shift billions of dollars from the Central Valley bullet train to rail projects in Southern California and the Bay Area, a strategy that could crush the dreams of high-speed rail purists.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Photo of hard helmet, gloves, respirators .
Photo of attendees speaking with Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, CalFire, and other representatives during the open house.
CA department of insurance representative, Sally Westlake, speaking with a constituent.
Assemblymember Friedman speaking on the panel.
Deputy Chief Armando Hogan speaking on the panel.
Photo of panelists.
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Key State Lawmakers to Call for Hearings Into Chevron Oil Spill

by Ted Goldberg 


The two top California lawmakers that oversee the state's oil industry plan to call for hearings into a recent, massive oil spill in Kern County and revelations that officials at the agency that regulate oil wells held investments in the companies they were supposed to keep watch over.

"I am absolutely committed to calling for an oversight hearing, once we have a new oil and gas supervisor, to look both at the spill and the response to the spill and to look at the conflict issues," Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, the chair of the Committee on Natural Resources, told KQED.

Monday, July 1, 2019