Governor Brown vetoes bill extending time for victims to file sexual abuse claims

Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected a bill that would have given survivors of childhood sexual assault in California more time to file suits against those who could have stopped their abuse. The bill, written by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), would

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2018-10-02T07:46:02-07:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Gov. Brown vetoes bill requiring abortion pill at student health centers

“Access to reproductive health services, including abortion, is a long-protected right in California,” Governor Brown said in his veto message. However, he added that because the average distance to abortion providers in campus communities is five to seven miles, as stated

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$190 billion budget awaits action by governor

Governor Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have agreed on significant items in a $190 billion dollar budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Lawmakers voted to approve the budget bill late Thursday, which will now go to the Governor who has

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“A welcome and notable change is the increase in funding for mental health services”

On May 11, Governor Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2018-2019 state budget, which includes billions more in revenues than he originally projected in January. Citing strong economic growth and a low unemployment rate, the Governor is now

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Gov. Brown vetoes AB 569

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed legislation wading into the contentious debate over reproductive health rights and religious freedom in the workplace. Assembly Bill 569 would have prohibited employers from punishing workers who use birth control, get an abortion or

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California bishops pleased with Gov. Brown’s budget revisions

The California Catholic Conference (CCC) was pleased to see that Governor Jerry Brown included new appropriations for several CCC priorities in his May budget revise. The newly proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year now includes funding for palliative care

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2017-05-23T04:57:53-07:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |2 Comments

Statement on the 2016 May budget revise from CA Catholic Conference

The following comes from a May 13 California Catholic Conference press release: May 13, 2016 - Governor Jerry Brown released the “May Revise” to his budget today.  The revision incorporates more accurate budget revenue and expenditure projections to sharpen the

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More fallout from California’s new pregnancy resource center law

The following comes from a December 7 Christian Newswire press release: ICU Mobile Riverside County, a mobile medical pregnancy clinic based in Wildomar, California, has filed a lawsuit against the California State Attorney General and other appropriate authorities saying the

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Pacific Justice Institute asks federal court to block abortion speech mandate

The following comes from a November 17 email from the Pacific Justice Institute: Sacramento, CA—Attorneys with Pacific Justice Institute are asking a federal court to block implementation of a law that would force pro-life pregnancy clinics to point women toward abortion. Last month,

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