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Assemblyman accused of domestic violence removed from leadership post

Speaker Anthony Rendon on Friday finally took action against a lawmaker accused of domestic violence by removing him from his committee assignments, which included a committee chairmanship. The Paramount Democrat’s move follows a court order for Assemblyman Roger Hernández to stay

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Accusations of political retaliation against a fellow Democrat, as told by Twitter

A bill to expand parental leave was killed in committee Wednesday, leaving the Twitterati to speculate there was an appearance of retaliation by the chairman, Assemblyman Roger Hernández.  The perceived retaliation came two months after the West Covina Democrat was asked

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Republican women call for lawmaker to step down after domestic violence allegations

Pressure for Assemblyman Roger Hernández to step down amid allegations of domestic violence increased on Thursday as three prominent Republican women joined the small, yet growing, bipartisan group of voices demanding action. Hernández, a West Covina Democrat, is currently under a temporary

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Lawmaker accused of domestic violence to stay in Assembly leadership

Assemblyman Roger Hernández, who last week was placed under a temporary restraining order from his wife, will not be stripped of his committee chairmanship, Speaker Anthony Rendon said on Friday, despite pressure from the influential leaders of the women’s caucus. In a statement to CalWatchdog,

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Legislature mostly mum on lawmaker accused of domestic violence

Following the news that the wife of Asm. Roger Hernández had filed a temporary restraining order against the West Covina Democrat, a lone colleague was questioning whether he should remain in a leadership position in the Assembly. It wasn’t the newly chosen Speaker

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Gov. Brown vetoes CA drone bill

Exhibiting his penchant for practical wisdom, Gov. Jerry Brown waved off the California Legislature’s attempt to place big new restrictions on drone usage. Deflating anxiety “Drone technology certainly raises novel issues that merit careful examination. This bill, however, while well-intentioned, could

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Drone bill shakes up CA startups

The fate of California’s private drones will be decided by Gov. Jerry Brown, who must choose whether to sign divisive legislation headed to his desk. Privacy vs. productivity The bill cleared both chambers of the state Legislature “despite bipartisan concern about regulating

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CA equal pay bill nears passage

Without any significant opposition in Sacramento, a bill that would make California the toughest in the nation on gender-equitable pay is poised to clear its final vote in the Assembly and, with Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, become law. Broad support

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‘Wet reckless’ perp Sen. Hueso gets tax-funded car

Last December, state Sen. Ben Hueso pleaded guilty to driving “wet and reckless” and received probation. Now he’s being gifted a new car — paid for by taxpayers. As CalWatchdog.com reported last Aug. 25: “State Senator Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, was arrested

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Bill would push unionizing franchise workers

  The franchise market in California, a keystone of small business in the state, soon could change radically. The California Legislature last Thursday sent a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would effectively supersede the contractual agreements between California-based

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