In The News


As excerpted from the Mercury News. 

Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom late last week, California will become the first state in the nation to phase out single-use plastic produce bags in supermarkets. The bags, called “pre-checkout bags” in grocery store lingo, must be replaced no later than Jan. 1, 2025 with recycled paper bags, or bags made of compostable plastic.

As excerpted from the Sacramento Bee. 

“It is not often that the county sponsors a bill,” said Natasha Drane, governmental relations and legislative officer for Sacramento County. “This issue is of importance to Sacramento County. We have over 30 abandoned vessels just in Sacramento County; it’s the reason why we wanted to take a leadership role in this. But we know and recognize that it’s a statewide issue, which is why we are pursuing a statewide program.”

As excerpted from the Record. 

State Sen. Susan Eggman and the mayors of the 13 largest cities in California gathered virtually Monday morning to announce legislation to modernize the behavioral health care system in California, directly linked to the state’s homelessness crisis.  

As excerpted from the Record.

State Sen. Susan Eggman and Stockton officials met at Victory Park Thursday to formally receive a $5.4 million grant to renovate the long-shuttered Victory Park and McKinley Park pools.  

“To me this is an issue about equity, about making sure that we really bring the whole resources of California to every single neighborhood that we can,” Eggman, D-Stockton, said.  

Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln said he was grateful for Eggman’s long-standing commitment to bringing state resources to Stockton.  


As excerpted from kpbs. 

Under the bill by Talamantes Eggman and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, the 30-day window to return any purchased or leased vehicle would apply to enlisted service members up to and including the rank of Army, Marine Corps and Space Force sergeant, Air Force staff sergeant, and Navy and Coast Guard petty officer second class.

As excerpted from our Sacramento Bee Op-Ed.

After emerging from bankruptcy for the second time in two decades, PG&E is defending itself in court over recent wildfires, fending off growing dissatisfaction with its service and trying to raise its already sky-high rates to stay afloat.

As excerpted from the Sacramento Bee. 

“We’re talking about a world that no longer exists,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday as he proposed one of the most significant overhauls to California mental health care in the last 50 years.


State Sen. Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, called the governor’s proposal “bold and much-needed.”

As excerpted from the Lake County News.

Senate Majority Leader McGuire and the legislative coalition will be advancing a bill that will call on all state agencies, including the Golden State’s massive pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, to divest from any and all Russian assets immediately.

It’s believed California has Russian investments exceeding over $1 billion, primarily in its pension funds. At this point there can be no excuse to invest in and support Putin, his oligarchs and the Russian economy.