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March 01, 2018

SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — A California senator has introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of animal tested-cosmetics in the state, citing “inaction at the federal level.”

The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, was introduced last week by Senator Cathleen Galgiani.

he bill would make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic, including personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner, in California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020.

February 23, 2018

SB 1303 would restore public confidence, protect physician independence and modernize medical examiner offices across California.

February 23, 2018

February 22, 2018

RBOC has selected Senator Cathleen Galgiani [D-Stockton] as the organization's Boater of the Year for the 2017 year in recognition of her efforts to protect and enhance the interests of the state's recreational boaters.

2018 President John Marshall presented the award to Senator Galgiani in the State Capitol on February 21, expressing the organization's sincere appreciation for the Senator's leadership and commitment in the State Capitol. 

February 19, 2018

February 19, 2018 - SACRAMENTO—The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, was introduced last week in the California State Legislature by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton). The bill, which would prohibit the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the state, is sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and supported by Cruelty Free International and Lush Cosmetics.

January 23, 2018


The U.S. Department of Interior on Jan. 22 published a federal register notice that announced the approval of the Wilton Rancheria’s tribal gaming compact with the state of California. The compact agreement allows the tribe to operate a casino-resort in Elk Grove.

Wilton Rancheria Tribal Chair Raymond “Chuckie” Hitchcock described that notice as a major step forward in this 758-member tribe’s ongoing efforts to have a $500 million casino-resort built near Highway 99 and Kammerer Road.

January 17, 2018

Women’s March Modesto has announced their local march, rally and unity gathering “Hear Our Vote” on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Make plans to join and activate the community. Since the historic national Women’s March in 2017, Women’s March Modesto has been working toward getting out the vote in 2018.

“The mission of the Women’s March is to harness the political power of women along with their supporters and their communities to create transformative social change,” explained Patty Hughes, Women’s March Modesto, Chairwoman and organizer.

May 17, 2017

Law enforcement officers from across California converged at the State Capitol on Monday, May 8 to honor officers who made “the ultimate sacrifice” in the line of duty. Senator Cathleen Galgiani, whose Fifth Senate District includes portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, served as the legislative sponsor of this year’s event that included the recognition of 15 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

May 08, 2017

One of the first rules of politics is that — unless you are a private investigator or a government auditor — you never want to see your name in the same headline as the phrase “secret fund.”

Yet, that’s exactly where University of California President Janet Napolitano finds herself in the wake of a scathing report from the state’s government watchdog agency that criticized her office for a lack of transparency and accountability in its spending decisions.

May 07, 2017

The revelation that the University of California president’s office kept $175 million in secret funds and paid executives and staff extra-fat salaries has led state lawmakers to wag their fingers furiously at UC leaders in recent days.

Some held a hearing. Others called for subpoenas. One proposed a new law.

But unlike California State University — where lawmakers can order changes to how CSU does business — UC is largely immune to the wishes of the Legislature.

May 02, 2017

SACRAMENTO — An effort to change the state Constitution that would tie University of California tuition increases and low-level employee wages to the number of UC administrators paid more than the governor has been launched by Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton.

Galgiani introduced her amendment proposal Monday with the goal of letting California voters have a say in the university’s budget priorities. The local legislator is downright angry about UC’s latest plan to increase student tuition.