California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, says he will step down next summer, ending what will be a seven-year run as one of the state’s most powerful politicians before he is termed out of office in 2024.
Early election returns in the 69th Assembly District race show small business owner Josh Lowenthal taking a seemingly decisive lead over Al Austin, a Long Beach City Council member.
The legislation would require the task force to conduct a detailed study of the impact of slavery in California and recommend to the Legislature by July 2023 the form of compensation that should be awarded, how it should be awarded, and who should be should be eligible for compensation.
District 70 Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, representing Long Beach and the Los Angeles Harbor region, was appointed Tuesday as Chairman to the Select Committee on Ports.
Lawmakers were able put aside regional politics to beat the midnight deadline Wednesday for approval of a $7.5 billion proposed state water bond, the fate of which will be decided by voters on the November ballot.
Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, in her role as the chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, is taking a new (but not-so-new) approach to addressing pay inequity and other gender inequalities: talking about it.