RTO Insider: Newsom signed a spate of policy-making measures Thursday in addition to the budget trailer bill. Newsom signed SB 596, ordering the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop a strategy for decarbonizing cement production by July 2023 and to set a goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than Dec. 31, 2045.
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Press Enterprise:A bill that seeks to protect California warehouse workers from abusive quota systems has been signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The governor signed Assembly Bill 701 on Wednesday, the same day he also signed 32 other Assembly and Senate bills approved by the California Legislature...Newsom [also] signed...SB 779 by Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) – California Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act: earn and learn programs.
RTO Insider: Senate Bill 596, by Sen. Josh Becker (D) of San Mateo, would order the California Air Resources Board to develop a strategy for decarbonizing by July 2023 and set a goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than December 31, 2045
Mercury News: Broadband is the gateway to our tech economy. We must provide this access to every Californian, no matter where they live, if we truly want to bridge the digital chasm that has barred so many of our neighbors from opportunity and success. The state now has a chance to take real action.
Patch: Senate Resolution 59, introduced by state Sen. Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) passed unanimously Friday and caps a three-year effort by fifth grade classes at Martin Elementary School to recognize Bridges after one student asked their teacher, Deborah Carlino, why there wasn't a Ruby Bridges Day when learning about the Civil Rights figure. "Ruby Bridges is a role model to our youth, particularly young girls, and her courageous act demonstrates the immense potential our young people have to become leaders," Becker said.
San Mateo Daily Journal: The day was approved for statewide recognition through a resolution authored by state Sen. Josh Becker. “The fifth-graders taught by Deborah Carlino at Martin Elementary School in my district have taken Ruby’s legacy to heart. They are working to gain widespread and increasing recognition for Ruby, who when she was just 6 years old walked to school day after day amid angry mobs spewing racial epithets and other hate speech. I am proud to have helped the fifth-graders of Martin Elementary School advance their campaign,” Becker said.
Starting this fall, November 14 will become Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day in California, thanks to the efforts of fifth-graders at a South San Francisco school with an ambitious goal of making the special day of recognition for the civil rights pioneer a national observance. “Ruby Bridges is a role model to our youth, particularly young girls, and her courageous act demonstrates the immense potential our young people have to become leaders,” said State Senator Josh Becker, D-Peninsula. “As the first Black child to desegregate her New Orleans elementary school in 1960, Ruby has inspired generations of Americas of all ages to stand up for civil rights.
New York Focus: In California, State Senator Josh Becker is leading the push for two bills. The first, SB 596, would require the state to cut emissions from cement production 40 percent by 2035...[A few hours after this article published, California’s legislature passed SB 596.]