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Legislators Introduce Measure to Ban Moratorium on New Natural Gas Hookups

The bill, introduced by state Assembly members Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, and Blanca Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, came in response to the state Public Utilities Commission’s proposal last month to implement a three-month moratorium on new business and industrial gas connections by Southern California Gas Co.

 

Broken parking meters no longer scourge of frustrated drivers

On Monday, Jan. 1, a new state law will go into effect that will allow motorists to park at inoperable meters without being ticketed – which proponents say protects drivers from unfair fines and will help businesses. 

 

 

Diabetes prevention can save health-care dollars: Guest commentary

Protecting and preserving the collective health of Californians is at the heart of what I do as a lawmaker at the California capitol. As we decide how to allocate state funds, we must consider a public health epidemic in California and across the nation.

Diabetes, which too often leads to cardiovascular disease (CVD) is putting an incredible strain on the health-care system, costing billions of dollars a year to treat and manage both diseases.