california state assembly

Female #MeToo Leader Apologizes for Homophobic Remark

California State Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), a leader of the “#MeToo” movement who has faced sexual harassment accusations herself, reportedly apologized Monday for a homophobic comment she made five years ago about then-Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez.

Cristina Garcia (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Democrats Win Supermajority in State Assembly

Election Day for Republicans, nationally, was a very good night. Not only did the GOP win the presidency with the election of Donald J. Trump, but it also retained control of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, and won gains at the state level across the country.

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Dem Legislators Raise Filing Fees to Stop Ballot Initiatives

Democrats in the California State Assembly passed a bill this week that would increase the filing fees for ballot initiatives (or referenda) from $200 to $8,000, thus excluding most ordinary citizens from filing a petition and leaving the field open for unions and corporations, according to Capital Public Radio.

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Bill To Register All California Drivers To Vote Advances

Last month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown received considerable media attention when she put her signature on a new law that automatically registers every licensed driver in the Beaver State to vote. Here in California, newly-minted Secretary of State Alex Padilla is pushing for the state legislature to follow Oregon’s lead.

Last month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown received considerable media attention …