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It's an honor to be a co-author of Assembly Bill 341, which was just signed into law by the Governor. Great work Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath! #AB341 would add “any text, image, video, or picture, which depict sexual content, sexual history, nudity or partial nudity, intimate sexual activity, communications about sex, sexual fantasies, and other information that appeals to a prurient interest, unless it is related to the alleged offense” to evidence protected by California’s rape shield law. Read More: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/.../billNavClient...  
By Assemblywoman Laurie Davies | Contributing columnist PUBLISHED: May 28, 2021 at 10:29 a.m. | UPDATED: May 28, 2021 at 10:29 a.m.   California’s hard-working taxpayers just handed state lawmakers a $75 billion surplus for fiscal year 2021-22, which begins on July 1. The budget must be crafted by June 15. Are the lawmakers eager to reward us by giving back a major chunk of the surplus? No. Not even a “thank you for your hard work.” Instead, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, proposed AB 1253, which would raise taxes even higher. The current confiscatory top income tax rate of 13…
In May, I had written a letter to Superintendent Tony Thurmond, California Department of Education, urging them to reconsider the mask mandate for our students. Locally, the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) is anticipating the following to be dictated for the fall school term from the California Department of Public Health: - K-8 students MUST wear masks, due to the fact that most children in this age group have not been immunized. - 9-12 high school students will NOT have to wear a mask with vaccines currently available. - All school personnel MUST wear a mask throughout the…
Senate Bill 9 would strip away everything we know about single-family housing by allowing duplexes on single zoned lots. This bill would also allow for lot splits, without needing approval from local government. One-Size-Fits-All housing solutions won't work for California! We need to allow our local leaders to help determine what is best for each of our communities. The way #SB9 stands today, there is NO WAY I could support this bill!
Assemblywoman Laurie Davies looks to claw back $54 million in high-speed rail funds, while Rep. Michelle Steel moves to block any federal funding for the project.   By BROOKE STAGGS | bstaggs@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: March 1, 2021 at 5:39 p.m. | UPDATED: March 1, 2021 at 5:39 p.m.   Newly elected Orange County Republican leaders are pushing back against funding for California’s controversial high-speed train, even as the state’s rail authority touts progress in creating jobs and building the first stretch of the line. A new bill from freshman Assemblywoman Laurie…