Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Scores Double Legislative Victory with Two Bills Aimed at Helping California’s College Students

AB 1344 reins in predatory out-of-state online colleges by putting students over profits, and AB 807 will help break the cycle of poverty for students who seek higher education

 (Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) bill, AB 1344 was signed into law – one of two bills by Bauer-Kahan that was signed by the Governor this week.

Dublin Breaks Ground for All-Abilities Playground

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Doug Jorgensen / Livermore Independent 

Dublin broke ground Tuesday for the city’s first all-abilities playground at Dublin Sports Grounds, 6700 Dublin Blvd.

The city is spending $4 million on the project to develop The Imagine Playground at Dublin Sports Grounds. The city’s planning process included extensive outreach to teachers and therapists who work with special needs children. The community also participated.

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan: A new voice in Sacramento

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By Jeremy Walsh / Pleasanton Weekly

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan: A new voice in Sacramento

Assemblywoman reflects on first months in office, goals for year ahead

 

These early days of September represent a critical time for the State Legislature, with final deliberations on the floor in each house on pending bills ahead of the Sept. 13 deadline to pass legislation for the governor's consideration.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Addressing Lapses in Coverage for Californians Using Covered California Heads to Governor’s Desk

Despite Federal attacks, AB 1309 aims to help in the continued success of California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, provides 15 extra sign-up days and eliminates lapses in coverage for new enrollees

(Sacramento, CA) – Moments ago, Assemblymember Bauer- Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 1309 passed off the Assembly floor and now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. AB 1309 shifts the existing open enrollment period by 15 days, and eliminates lapses in coverage for those who purchase health insurance through the Covered California Health Exchange or the individual health exchange market.

Jewish and Latino state lawmakers visit ICE detention center near San Diego

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By Gabriel Greschler / Jewish News of Northern California

In a show of unity, 11 California lawmakers representing the Jewish and Latino legislative caucuses toured Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego on Aug. 9 after increasing scrutiny about conditions at the facility.

The legislators conducted interviews and met with detainees at the center, which is overseen by private prison company CoreCivic and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Bauer-Kahan scores triple legislative victory in Sacramento

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by Julia Baum / Pleasanton Weekly

Three bills written by Tri-Valley Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) were signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week.

The newly chaptered pieces of legislation by the freshman Assembly member cover gun safety, criminal justice reform and food allergens.