‘We are outlawing misinformation.’ California bill goes after crisis pregnancy centers


Nearly five years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law aimed at preventing “crisis pregnancy centers” from misrepresenting the prenatal and abortion services they offer, a state lawmaker is trying again with a different approach. The original measure required centers to provide pregnant people seeking help with information about how the state offers free or low-cost prenatal and abortion-related care to qualified applicants. The Supreme Court ruled that this violated the center operators’ First Amendment rights.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Water Management and Address the Drought

AB 460 will increase the authority of the Water Control Resources Board to manage and address waste and illegal water use.

Sacramento, CA – Today Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Chair of the Assembly
Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee introduced legislation to address the ongoing emergency
of the drought and water management by strengthening the oversight of State Water Resources
Control Board.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Introduces "Clean California" Legislative Package to Eliminate Toxins from Everyday Products

AB 234, AB 267, and AB 363 will target toxic chemicals that are unnecessary, but are found in our everyday products

Sacramento, CA - Today, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan introduced a legislative package that will eliminate toxins from consumer products that affect children, pollinators, and the environment. The package includes three bills targeting toxic microplastics, neonicotinoids, and toxic fire retardants.

Data Sanctuary for Abortion and Trans Health Care: 2022 in Review


In the wake of this year’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs overruling Roe v. Wade, sheriffs and bounty hunters in anti-abortion states will try to investigate and punish abortion seekers based on their internet browsing, private messaging, and phone app location data. We can expect similar tactics from officials in states that have prohibited transgender youths from obtaining gender-affirming health care. Indeed, the Texas governor ordered state child welfare officials to investigate such care as child abuse.

New California 2023 Retail Law eliminates the 'Pink Tax'


CALIFORNIA, USA — A retail law known as the “Pink Tax” law brings to light gender-based pricing for goods in California, which the author of the bill argues will support women’s economic health and hold companies accountable by eliminating the "Pink Tax" in California once and for all."

New State Laws Take Effect in 2023


Alameda County – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed hundreds of bills into law in 2022, many of them coming to fruition in the New Year. They range from abortion rights to hate crimes to climate change, workplace conditions and housing. There’s even one that makes jaywalking legal.