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June 8, 2015

Marijuana concentrates represent one of the hottest segments of the nation's growing fascination with retail cannabis.

At Los Angeles dispensaries butane-extracted products such as wax, dabs, shatter, and butane honey oil are sometimes best-sellers. That's because they give users a potent high and can be used with discreet, e-cigarette-style vaporizers.

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SB 330 Will Help Prevent Corruption in Government Contracting

June 2, 2015

Sacramento – A bill to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws was approved today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 37 to 0. SB 330 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), would define what family relationships would constitute a financial conflict interest for a public official in voting on public contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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Increases Access to National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs

June 2, 2015

Sacramento-The State Senate today approved a bill to address childhood hunger and improve access to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 38 to 0. SB 708, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher, will direct schools to make applications for free or reduced-price meals available electronically online, to provide them in multiple languages and to follow uniform standards. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

In the News

June 1, 2015

It’s counterintuitive, but, sometimes, one way to improve politics is to increase the number of politicians. That’s the theory behind Senate Constitutional Amendment 8, by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia. It would mandate that, beginning after the 2020 U.S. Census, any county of 2 million or more must have a board of supervisors with “seven or more members.”

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It makes no sense today to maintain an antiquated system created, in Los Angeles for example, in 1852

May 26, 2015

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The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is the nation's largest county government. On it, only five people represent over 10 million residents and manage a budget of over $26 billion. This puts a great deal of power in few hands and, to make matters worse, the supervisors are farfrom being representative of Los Angeles's demographics, where almost half the population is Latino.

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California lawmakers take a step toward mandating vaccines for day care workers

May 22, 2015

California lawmakers acted Friday on a measure that would require workers in day care centers to get vaccinated as part of an effort to protect children from preventable diseases, including measles, for which there have been recent outbreaks in the state.

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Day Camps in California Currently Operate Without Any Health & Safety Requirements

May 22, 2015

Sacramento - The State Senate today approved SB 476 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 39 to 0. The bill will protect the well-being of California’s children by ensuring that day camps in the state are held to the same high standards as resident camps where children stay overnight. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

Press Release

May 22, 2015

Sacramento –The State Senate today approved SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote of 34 to 3. The bill will protect California children in day care from contracting serious diseases by requiring family day care home and day care center workers to be vaccinated against measles, pertussis, and influenza among others. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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