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Monday, October 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) last week announced AB 1313, their bill to help mitigate the student debt crisis, was signed into law. The bill prohibits postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts from students who owe a debt and ensures students are not hamstrung in pursuing educational and career opportunities by the practices of certain schools and colleges.

Monday, October 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic investment in two years of free community college and substantial state budget investments that allowed the University of California and the California State University to freeze tuition, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law Friday focused on affordability, transparency and integrity in higher education.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) on Friday announced AB 1313, their bill to help mitigate the student debt crisis, was signed into law.

The bill prohibits postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts from students who owe a debt and ensures students are not hamstrung in pursuing educational and career opportunities by the practices of certain schools and colleges.

Friday, October 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic investment in two years of free community college and substantial state budget investments that allowed the University of California and the California State University to freeze tuition, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law today focused on affordability, transparency and integrity in higher education. The bills expand access to financial aid for students, strengthen integrity in college admissions and enhance oversight of for-profit colleges in California.

Friday, October 4, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom has given no hint about his plans for S.B. 127, the Complete Streets For All bill authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener. He has three choices: sign it, veto it, or ignore it and let it become law when his deadline to act expires on October 13.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

“I am undocumented, and I have three kids. One lives in Palmdale, two with me. They’re citizens. I’m from Nayarit, Mexico. I’ve been in California 33 years.” The speaker, a middle-aged woman I’ll call M, who used to take under-the-table cleaning jobs, has found it ever harder in recent years to find employment.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A proposed California tax credit to attract productions that leave states implementing fetal heartbeat anti-abortion legislation has been delayed.

The bill, which would cover five years with a $50 million annual allocation, was paused before a hearing Friday before the Senate Appropriations Committee.