Bill to Keep Guns Off California Streets On It’s Way To The Governor

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SACRAMENTO – On June 1, the US Attorney’s office revealed the indictment of two Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies accused of operating an illegal gun trade in the Sacramento area and illegally selling dozens of weapons – some to criminals (more info). “Unfortunately, there continue to be opportunities for the sale of illegal handguns around our […]

Homeowner Bill of Rights Passes California Assembly

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SACRAMENTO – California’s State Legislature voted today to pass the Homeowner Bill of Rights, legislation introduced by Attorney General Kamala Harris and championed by consumer advocates and homeowners. The California Foreclosure Reduction Act— AB 278 (Eng, Feuer, Mitchell) & SB 900 (Leno, Corbett, DeSaulnier, Evans, Pavley, Steinberg)—passed 53-25 in the Assembly and 24-13 in the […]

Bill to Revise Three Strikes Law Passes the State Assembly

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SACRAMENTO – The state Assembly has passed legislation that would ask voters to revise California’s Three Strikes law as a way to reduce prison sentences and save money. The bill, AB327, was supported largely by Democrats and passed with the bare majority needed to send it to the Senate, 41-33. Democratic Assemblyman Mike Davis of […]

Democrats Sue Controller For Halting Lawmaker Pay

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SACRAMENTO – The Legislature’s Democratic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state controller for blocking lawmakers’ pay last year after deciding they had failed to meet their constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget. Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg say they are not seeking back pay. But they […]

State Senate votes to extend mortgage protections

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SACRAMENTO -  State senators voted Monday for a pair of bills extending protections to those hit by California’s mortgage crisis, sending both measures on to the Assembly. Senators approved continuing a law passed during the peak of the mortgage crisis that provides added protections for property owners, renters and neighbors of foreclosed properties. The law […]