SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 20, 2021) – California Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement upon adjournment of the committee’s Suspense File hearing. In total, 537 bills were considered and 370 bill advanced out of the committee to the full Assembly:
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, May 18, 2021) – A new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) sheds light on the need for district attorneys and other public prosecutors to bring forward cases involving wage theft and other employer
SACRAMENTO – (Monday, May 17, 2021) – Volunteers with youth service organizations often work closely with children, yet they are currently not required under California law to be trained on childhood sexual abuse prevention or report incidents of suspected abuse.
SACRAMENTO – (Friday, May 14, 2021) – Gonzalez’s long fought for policy to make children’s diapers exempt from the state sales tax is set to expire on July 1, 2023. Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the proposed 2021-2022 budget would permanently enshrine this tax exemption in state law.
SACRAMENTO – (Friday, May 14, 2021) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) applauded Governor Gavin Newsom as he announced $11 million to require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to offer a direct deposit option for Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave benefits in his May update to the proposed 2021-2022 st
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 13, 2021) – Food delivery companies often take advantage of small restaurants by charging hidden fees, with some restaurants owners reporting they’ve lost money on these transactions.
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, May 11, 2021) – Twenty California lawmakers are joining State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to call for a $110 million budget allocation to provide financial assistance to nonprofit arts organizations committed to a just and equitable economic recovery.
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, April 29, 2021) – Today, Assembly Bill 491 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that ensures no California resident is discriminated against based on their income and denied access to areas of a housing development, passed the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee on a 7 to 0 vote.
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, April 27, 2021) – Volunteers with youth service organizations often work closely with children, despite not receiving abuse prevention training or being required to report suspected abuse to the authorities.
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, April 27, 2021) – Low-wage workers in the fast food industry have long faced issues of wage theft, sexual harassment, health and safety hazards, discrimination, and workplace violence that only worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.