Tag Archives: Rob Bonta

Paul Manafort and Richard Gates were criminally indicted on 12 counts, including money laundering, violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, conspiracy against the U.S., and failure to report foreign bank accounts to the U.S. government.

East Bay reacts to indictment of Trump campaign advisors

East Bay politicians, legal experts and Oakland voters are weighing in on the recent indictment of former advisors to President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
Assembly Bill 918, the “California Voting for All Act,” would let limited-English voters bring laminated facsimile ballots into the voting booth, granting them the same privacy as other voters. Illustration by Abner Hauge.

New bill aims to improve access for voters with limited English

A new California bill could give voters with limited English proficiency the right to vote privately, opposed to current state regulations. The bill resulted from a study by the Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus.
California State Senator Loni Hancock presents her work from the 2015 legislative session. Photo by Kyle Ludowitz.

State representatives discuss right to die, more money for schools, at Oakland event

State representatives report back from Sacramento on their 2015 achievements. The key topics of conversation were education, healthcare and the state budget.
Lance Winters of St. George Spirits discusses distillation in front of a copper distillation system.

Local distilleries toast new law allowing charging for spirit tastings

This holiday season, local high-end spirit makers are rejoicing over the end of a Prohibition-era law. Starting in January, California distilleries will be able to charge for tastings like wineries and breweries currently can.
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Governor Brown vetoes law for free condoms in California prisons

Assembly Bill 999, sponsored by Democrat Rob Bonta of Oakland, would have required the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop a five-year plan to offer condoms in all California prisons.
Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) sponsored AB180. Photo courtesy of East Bay Regional Park District

AB180 looks to tighten gun regulation in Oakland

If signed into law, AB 180 would take the historic step of making Oakland the first city in the state to regulate the registration or licensing of firearms on a local level.