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    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Several bills supported by the California Chamber of Commerce to encourage local governments to approve new housing projects passed the Legislature on the last day of the session and are on their way to the Governor.The bills either hold local governments accountable for meeting the housing elements of their plans or aim to combat the “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) resistance that can stall needed ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    SB 455 will help ensure students in military families don’t fall behind Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) has had another measure signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Senate Bill (SB) 455 will allow military families moving to California to register their children in any California school district in advance of their Permanent Change of Station order. “The families of military service ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    On August 29, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued an immediate stay of a rule that would have required private employers with more than 100 employees to report how much they pay employees by race, ethnicity and gender on their EEO-1 reports. “It’s enormously burdensome,” Neomi Rao, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, told The Wall Street ...read more
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    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Josh Newman has successfully sent two of his seven bills assisting members of the armed services and their families, to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. Senate Bills (SB) 455 and 747, each of which assists California's military and their families, passed out of the Assembly today with no opposition. Senate Bill 455 will allow for the children of ...read more
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    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Senator Josh Newman has been named Chair of a newly ratified subcommittee on Professions and Licensure. The subcommittee is housed under the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. The newly formed subcommittee is made up of nine Senators, with Newman serving as Chair, and Senators Dodd, Fuller, Galgiani, Glazer, Hernandez, Hill, Pan and Wilk filling the remaining ...read more
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