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June 29, 2017

Almost everyone wants to be noticed in some way or the other. As far as our species is concerned, we all highly value personal recognition.

Did you know in California you can obtain a Pro Life license plate for your car? On the other side of that controversial abortion issue is State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson from Santa Barbara. She has authored SB-309, a bill to make Pro Choice car license plates available too. If I were still a California Assemblyman I would vote “aye” on her proposal.

June 29, 2017

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial - Parental leave proposal: California must expand protections

By George Halvarson  June 28, 2017, 4:00 P.M.

June 20, 2017

California Workers May Soon Take Family Leave Without Losing Their Jobs (Updated)

Nicole Knight Jun 20, 2017, 3:56pm 

June 09, 2017

California Workers May Soon Take Family Leave Without Losing Their Jobs (Updated)

Opinion by the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board:

We consumers must beware of the capabilities of the devices we buy. But few of us are technologically literate enough to understand nuances of all the internet-connected things. Tech firms must be as transparent as possible. Government must police those that chose to remain opaque.

June 09, 2017

This cute doll can spy on your kid. Why doesn’t the Legislature seem to care?

By: Dan Morain  dmorain@sacbee.com  June 09, 2017 6:00 AM

"In Sacramento, Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson is pushing Senate Bill 327, to add some protection for people who buy Internet-connected devices. Manufacturers would have to offer clear disclosure about what the things do, get permission before collecting consumer information, and have safeguards against data breaches.

May 31, 2017

California lawmakers want to give parents at smaller companies 12 weeks of protected family leave

Jazmine Ulloa  May 30, 2017, 2:47 p.m. 

"Jackson said her bill would impact only 6.3% of California companies, while helping 16% of its workforce, a population of 2.7 million residents across the state.

May 19, 2017

California To Challenge Trump’s Executive Order On Offshore Drilling

By Mollie Reilly 04/28/2017 03:59 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2017

Hours after Trump signed the order, California state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) announced plans to introduce legislation to protect state waters from expanded drilling. 

May 19, 2017

VC Star: Editorial: Coast wins a battle, but war is coming?

Published 6:03 a.m. PT April 22, 2017

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the commission’s chairman, called it a “landmark in the evolution of California’s energy portfolio.”

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, said it “marks the end of an era of offshore oil production in this location, and we will never again go back.”

April 04, 2017

Mark Equal Pay Day with this overdue fix

By The Editorial Board April 04, 2017 4:32 PM

Jackson’s current bill, Senate Bill 63, would lower the threshold for job protected family leave to businesses with 20 or more employees – a size so feasible that even the Small Business Majority, which represents some 3.6 million small businesses in the state, supports it.

April 03, 2017

Barrett’s senior housing in Santa Ynez inspires state legislation

Len Wood, Staff   Mar 31, 2017

Rona Barrett’s effort to build the Golden Inn & Village housing project for low-income seniors in Santa Ynez inspired Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, to introduced a bill that would encourage the construction of similar affordable senior housing projects statewide.

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