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Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board prepares to report first findings to the public

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The Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (RIPA) was created under former CA State Attorney General Kamala Harris as mandated under AB 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015. 


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Signature -gathering approved to repeal gas tax and vehicle registration fees

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By City News Service HUNTINGTON BEACH >> Backers of an initiative to repeal the recent gasoline tax and vehicle registration fee increase have received authorization to begin gathering signatures, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Tuesday.


Local mayor pulls out of Board of Equalization race

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Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles has dropped out of the Board of Equalization (BOE) race to replace soon to be termed out Jerome Horton.


Board of Equalization elected officials under criminal investigation

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The shit continues to hit the fan over at the Board of Equalization (BOE).  After legislators voted to gut the responsibilities of the elected members of the BOE, it is now revealed the members are under criminal investigation.  


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CA Senate takes steps to pare down Board of Equalization activities and duties

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Will the behavior of a member of the CA Board of Equalization (BOE) lead to the agencies downfall?  The Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review introduced Senate Bill 86, in January of this year, which seeks to remove many of the duties that currently fall under the BOE.  The first reading passed the Senate 26-9 with […]


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Inglewood Senator supports Black Lives Matter via new legislation

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Senator Steve Bradford was the first Black politician to publicly declare his support of Black Lives Matter.  At the time, Bradford was termed out of the Assembly and moving towards Senate, yet took time to show solidarity with millions across America outraged over the number of unarmed people being killed by the police.  Bradford now […]


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Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke’s Bipartisan Bill to lift 1 million California Children Out of Poverty Advances

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LOS ANGELES – Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke advanced her landmark bill Wednesday, April 26th, to provide a comprehensive framework for economic, education, social service, health care and human service programs and innovations to help lift an estimated California’s 1-million children out of poverty.  Some critics argue this framework is a “stealthy threat” to Prop 13 which reduced property […]


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