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Assembly Committee Rejects Leno’s Ellis Act Reform Bill

June 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Assembly Committee Rejects Leno’s Ellis Act Reform Bill

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Sen. Mark Leno says the bill to curb Ellis Act Evictions could be reconsidered.

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Solar Tax Break Proves Budget Muscle of Powerful Interests

June 17, 2014 | 12:01 am

Solar Tax Break Proves Budget Muscle of Powerful Interests

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How did an eight-year extension of a solar tax break get quietly inserted into the 2014-15 spending plan?

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State Senate OKs Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill on 2nd Try

May 8, 2014 | 2:55 pm

State Senate OKs Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill on 2nd Try

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Lawmakers pass measure after Apple and Microsoft drop objections. Wireless companies still oppose it.

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Governor Signs FAIR Education Act — LGBT History Bill

July 14, 2011 | 11:41 am

Governor Signs FAIR Education Act — LGBT History Bill

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Governor Jerry Brown today signed a landmark bill amending the state’s education code to require inclusion of historical contributions of gays and lesbians in textbooks and curricula. The bill was sponsored by local State Senator Mark Leno. Read the full text of the bill here. Brown issued this statement: “History should be honest. This bill […]

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Explaining the FAIR Education Act, AKA the LGBT History Bill

July 8, 2011 | 8:52 am

Explaining the FAIR Education Act, AKA the LGBT History Bill

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On Tuesday the Assembly passed the FAIR Education Act, which would require school curricula in California to include contributions by gay and lesbian Americans. The bill, which you can read here, was sponsored by Bay Area State Senator Mark Leno and is now waiting to be signed — or not — by Governor Jerry Brown. […]

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