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Latest News

Resolution Introduced to Recognize California Wildlife Day

February 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 23 to establish California Wildlife Day and recognize the state’s diverse and unique ecosystem.

Soda Warning Label Introduced in California Senate to Combat Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics

February 13, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In an effort to combat the numerous public health problems associated with the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 300, which requires health warning labels to be placed on sugary beverages sold in California.

Be sure to take advantage of state EITC tax rebate

February 09, 2017

A much deserved windfall is on its way to many low- and moderate-income California workers. For those who file state taxes and claim their benefit in 2017, the state is offering an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that, combined with what is available through the federal government, could provide up to a $6,000 rebate to families who meet specific qualifications.

Don’t tweet and drive

January 28, 2017

As new technology like cell phones, tablets and smart watches evolves, the amount of distractions we face while driving increases as well.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of State: ‘California is not turning back. Not now, not ever’

January 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Just four days after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday delivered a rousing State of the State speech that asked Californians to persevere through uncertain times.

“California is not turning back. Not now, not ever,” he said to a standing ovation of lawmakers gathered in the Assembly chambers. “His truth is marching on.”