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Rep. Brad Sherman says he's changing the way his office operates in response to sexual misconduct allegations against a former senior aide. “I know we have a wave of concern now about sexual harassment, but sexual harassment has been both morally wrong and politically toxic for the last 20 years.
Female lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists speak out on 'pervasive' harassment in California's Capitol » ... Another Assembly Democrat, Matt Dababneh of Woodland Hills, resigned at the end of the year after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including by a lobbyist who said the legislator forced her ...

California lawmakers will grapple for the first time as a group with a growing sexual misconduct scandal when they return to Sacramento. ... circulated in mid-October by lobbyists, lawmakers, legislative staffers and other political consultants cited a pervasive culture of harassment in California's Capitol.
I've spent 43 years in politics, which may make me the dean of women lobbyists in Sacramento. ... Harold 'Bizz' Johnson, a gentleman and a powerhouse who delivered for his Northern California district. Then I ... But I was a young lobbyist in a business dominated by men, and Papan could ruin my career.
Fires continued to burn across Southern California over the weekend. Firefighters have had ... A California family has lost two homes to wildfires in two months: The first in Sonoma County and now one in Ventura County. “It was ... Matt Dababneh was accused of masturbating in front of a lobbyist. He denied ...
In this May 15, 2017 file photo, assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Encino speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. ... Earlier this week, California-based lobbyist Pamela Lopez accused Democratic Assemblyman Matt Dababneh of forcing her into a bathroom, exposing his genitals, and urging her to touch ...

With sexual harassment and assault allegations ricocheting through the state Capitol, two female lobbyists say they soon faced the consequences of speaking out—a ... "Cutting off an entire gender from that access is clearly harmful," said lobbyist Jodi Hicks, whose client alerted her of the senator's intent.
Time magazine has bestowed its annual “Person of the Year” honor to the people who have spoken out against sexual harassment and abuse—including a San Francisco-based lobbyist who helped ignite the conversation in the California Capitol. Adama Iwu, one of the founders of the We Said Enough ...
Amid battles with President Trump over his calls to shut down the nation's borders and increase deportations, California lawmakers focused this last ... a rise in data breaches and a growing industry of products connected to the internet, some legislators and tech lobbyists say they want people to have more ...
In her own words: Women of California politics tell their stories of sexual ... The lobbyist said when she turned her head back, Bocanegra tried to kiss her. ... lobbyists speak out on 'pervasive' harassment in California's Capitol.
California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact.
California's Senate leader on Friday expanded an effort to transfer sexual ... of a trade association representing registered Capitol lobbyists.
In her own words: Women of California politics tell their stories of sexual .... lobbyists speak out on 'pervasive' harassment in California's Capitol.
Republicans from California quietly voiced concerns about the end of ... One lobbyist who is working on the tax bill and requested anonymity to ...
CA Asm. Laura Friedman Announces Hearing on Changing Capitol Culture, ... SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. ... work for members, staff, and lobbyists, and how can we increase protections for those who ...
The chairman of the California Democratic Party said a Pacoima ... her during an after-work event attended by legislators, staff and lobbyists.
Lobbyists and advocates watch the action on the Assembly floor on a monitor at the Capitol in Sacramento in 2014. (Rich Pedroncelli ...

Welcome to Essential Politics, our in-the-moment look at California ..... Lobbyists and advocates watch the action on the Assembly floor on a ...
Lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative aides say the relatively few official ... Pamela Lopez, 35, a lobbyist who said she was followed into the ...
The California Assembly will hold public hearings next month to ... Meanwhile, the trade association representing lobbyists, the Institute of ...
The California Assembly announced Tuesday that it will hold hearings next month to address recent complaints of pervasive sexual ...
Do gun-related injuries and deaths increase in California in the two weeks after an in-state gun show? What about if the gun show was in a ...
This California lobbyist lost his home in the fires. ... 'Unusual' late season heat wave to scorch Southern California; dangerous fire conditions ...
After his house burned down in the wine country wildfire and he and his wife escaped through flames, community college lobbyist Patrick ...
California Republicans walked into their weekend convention facing a ... flaw in the sexual harassment protections afforded to lobbyists and other ... Skelton tells the story of a California lobbyist who lost his home in the fires.
In a matter of hours, a group of women in California politics passed around a ... It was signed by more than 140 women on Oct. 13 — lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative staffers. ... The lobbyist: Pamela Lopez said she could tell there was a man .... Bellota in San Francisco, Calif. is seen on July 15th, 2016.
“We've got to get the lobbyists and fundraisers out of the system,” Cox told ... Cox's proposed solution is to divide each of California's legislative ...
More than 140 female legislators, lobbyists, political consultants and other women in the Capitol community released an open letter Tuesday ...
More than 140 women who work at California's Capitol, ranging from lobbyists and staffers to political consultants and even lawmakers, have ...
3M ADDS A LOBBYIST: The Minnesota conglomerate 3M has added Gregory ... quarter, Cohen is one of only a handful of outside lobbyists the firm employs. .... Fight For California (Super PAC) ... City of Rosemead, CA
A state legislator who was groped by a male lobbyist weeks after she was ... the women of California politics are publicly declaring: Us too.
But the two weren't just retired lawmakers—they were now lobbyists .... Oil lobbyist Henry Perea walked right past this sign outside California's ...
California to sue Trump administration over plan for U.S.-Mexico border .... Todd Bloomstine, a lobbyist representing the Southern California ...
In a letter to lawmakers, the top lobbyist for the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California said he feared harming projects ...
Even as fewer than 1 in 5 California employees has union ... Unions, meanwhile, ranked among the leaders in lobbyist spending during the first ...
In a break with its long-standing practices that signals growing pressure to forcefully address sexual harassment allegations at the state Capitol, ...
It started as a chain of text messages among women complaining about sexism in California's Capitol, then snowballed into a searing open ...
The consulting class, the lobbyists, the K street crowd, the donor class and .... this combination of lobbyist and consultants and corporatists and ...
The story shared by one lobbyist, Pamela Lopez, of a legislator ... and lobbyists speak out on 'pervasive' harassment in California's Capitol ».
Marijuana is set to be legal in California as of January 1st, 2018 – but will the .... less access to lobbyists and policymakers who influence regulations. ... the California Cannabis Industry Association, a trade and lobbyist group ...
LONG BEACH, Calif. — In about three months, recreational marijuana sales will kick off in California, yet no one knows exactly how the pot ...
“This bill would be an enforcement nightmare,” said Jeff Volberg, a lobbyist for the California Waterfowl Association, a hunting group.
California Focus: Disclose Act closer than ever ... by the courts), restricted what lobbyists can give to officials and banned anonymous campaign ...
SEAL BEACH, CA — A Huntington Beach desalinization proposal is still in the works, and ... "We are taking unprecedented steps to protect California's ... While paid lobbyist Barbara Boxer continues to push Poseidon's ... They are also fact-checking the false promises Poseidon and its lobbyists are making.
California schools are on the hook for $24 billion in future health care ... said Teri Burns, a lobbyist for the California School Boards Association.
In a letter to lawmakers, the top lobbyist for the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California said he feared harming projects ...
California to sue Trump administration over plan for U.S.-Mexico border .... Todd Bloomstine, a lobbyist representing the Southern California ...
But in California's Statehouse, the battle line often is between red and ... “It seems significantly heightened,” said Jennifer Fearing, a lobbyist ...
A measure aimed at slowing the revolving door of California legislators becoming lobbyists was given final approval by lawmakers Monday and ...
Scott Wetch, a lobbyist for the unions, said the legislation is "just not ready ... broader questions about the future of California's electricity grid.


 

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