Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins

ATKINS BILL TO RESTRICT IVORY SALES PASSES ASSEMBLY

 

East County News Service

June 9, 2015 (Sacramento) – The California Assembly has passed Assembly Bil 96, a measure to protect elephants and rhinos by strengthening rules on the ivory and rhino horn trade. AB96 by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins would end the state’s exemption for selling ivory imported before 1977 The bill would also impose stiff civil and criminal penalties for ivory sales.  Atkins, a San Diego Democrat, says California is a top market for ivory and that this could significantly reduce demand.

COUNCILMAN TODD GLORIA ANNOUNCES BID FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

 

By Chris Jennewein

Photo by Chris Stone

Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association (SDONA)

April 9, 2015 (San Diego) --City Councilman Todd Gloria announced Tuesday that he will run for State Assembly in 2016 at the end of his council term.

GOVERNOR VETOES FUNDS FOR UC AND CSU CAMPUSES

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 4, 2014 (Sacramento)—Governor Jerry Brown earlier pledged to sign a $100 million funding bill for the University of California and California State University systems ($50 mlilion each)—but only if property tax revenues met or exceeded projections.