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    Modernizing Conservatorship Law to Better Help & Protect Californians Most in Need of Care

    Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced he has signed Senate Bill 43 (Eggman, D-Stockton) to modernize the state’s conservatorship laws for the first time in more than 50 years. The law updates the definition for those eligible for conservatorship to include people who are unable to provide for their personal...

    State Announces $114.5 Million in Clean California Grants

    Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that cities and local agencies throughout the state will receive $114.5 million in grants to remove litter, beautify neighborhoods and transform public spaces into points of pride. The funding is the latest piece of Governor Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.2 billion, multiyear...

    Senator Padilla Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Restaurant Meals Program

    U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced the Meals for At-Risk Americans Act, which would streamline the application process and provide guidance to states for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Restaurant Meals Program. “Everyone deserves access to freshly cooked, nutritious meals, but for many...

    Governor Newsom Proclaims Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023

    Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring October 9, 2023, as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the State of California. The text of the proclamation and a copy can be found below: PROCLAMATION For the fifth year in a row, the State of California proclaims today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognizing the...

    Senator Padilla Introduces Bicameral Bill to Increase Access to Internet and Communications Services for Low-Income Americans

    During Digital Inclusion Week, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-Ill.-02) introduced a bicameral bill that would increase access to Internet and telephone services for low-income urban and rural Americans. The Promoting Access to Broadband Act would help states increase awareness...

    Governor Newsom Proclaims Disability Employment Awareness Month 2023

    Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring October 2023 as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The text of the proclamation and a copy can be found below: PROCLAMATION California is proud to join the nation in commemorating Disability Employment Awareness Month this October, an opportunity to recognize the critical contributions by people...

    Senator Padilla Passes Senate Resolution Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dianne Feinstein

    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) led his Senate colleagues in unanimously passing a resolution to honor the life and legacy of the late U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. The resolution announces that the Senate will adjourn to allow members to travel to her funeral services and as a mark...

    Governor Newsom Announces Judicial Appointments

    Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his appointment of 15 Superior Court Judges, which include one in Butte County; one in Kern County; one in Kings County; one in Monterey County; one in Orange County; one in Placer County; one in Sacramento County; two in San Joaquin County; one in...

    California Workers Just Got More Paid Sick Days

    Governor Gavin Newsom today signed SB 616 by Senator Lena Gonzales (D-Long Beach), guaranteeing workers at least five paid sick days per year, up from the current three days, while also increasing the accrual and carryover amounts. Here’s why this is important: Working sick costs the national economy $273 billion annually in...

    Rep. Carbajal Congratulates UC Santa Barbara for Receiving Portion of First Major Award from CHIPS and Science Act

    Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is highlighting that UC Santa Barbara will be one of the beneficiaries of the first major award from the CHIPS and Science Act, the landmark manufacturing and research law that he helped pass in July 2022. A $27 million award funded by the 2022 law was...