California to Make Large Investment to Combat Organized Retail Crime

California to Make Large Investment to Combat Organized Retail Crime

Sacramento, CA…Today Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state is poised to make the largest-ever single investment to combat organized retail crime — $267,118,293. As part of a competitive grant process, staff are recommending the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) award funding to 55 local law enforcement agencies across California. If approved by the Board, the […]

Attorney General Bonta’s Sponsored Bill to Curtail Concealed Carry Freedoms Moves to Governor’s Desk

Attorney General Bonta’s Sponsored Bill to Curtail Concealed Carry Freedoms Moves to Governor’s Desk

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued the following statement after Senate Bill 2, authored by Senator Anthony Portantino and co-sponsored by Attorney General Bonta and Governor Newsom, was passed by the Assembly and Senate and sent to Governor Newsom for signature: “Addressing gun violence is critical to protecting public safety,” said Attorney General Rob Bonta. “Thoughts […]

President Biden’s Press Conference at Hanoi Hilton

President Biden’s Press Conference at Hanoi Hilton

Hanoi, Vietnam…Good evening, everyone. It is evening, isn’t it? (Laughter.) This around the world in five days is interesting, isn’t it? Well, you know, there is that — one of my staff members said, “Remember the famous song, you know, ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’?” Well, good evening, Vietnam. And good morning back in America. Before we […]

Attorney General Bonta Says Parental Notification Endangers LGBTQ+ Students’ Civil Rights

Attorney General Bonta Says Parental Notification Endangers LGBTQ+ Students’ Civil Rights

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a statement following the Rocklin Unified School District School Board’s (Board) decision to implement a mandatory gender identity disclosure policy targeting transgender and gender-nonconforming students on September 6, 2023. Similar to other forced outing policies recently enacted by certain school districts, the policy requires schools to inform parents, with minimal […]

Governor Newsom on California State Senate Passing “Right to Safety Resolution”

Governor Newsom on California State Senate Passing “Right to Safety Resolution”

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved the Right to Safety Resolution, the Governor’s proposal to ensure the people’s elected representatives can determine what gun safety laws are appropriate for their communities and to enshrine fundamental, broadly supported gun safety measures into law. Authored by Senator Aisha Wahab […]

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Mission Splashes Down (Official NASA Broadcast)

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Mission Splashes Down (Official NASA Broadcast)

Cape Canaveral, FL…NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, UAE astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev—the four members of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission—are scheduled to splash down off the coast of Florida at 12:17 a.m. EDT (0417 UTC) on Monday, Sept. 4, concluding their six-month stay in low Earth orbit. This is NASA and […]

President Biden on the Whole-of-Government Response and Recovery Efforts in Maui, Hawaii, and the Ongoing Response to Hurricane Idalia

President Biden on the Whole-of-Government Response and Recovery Efforts in Maui, Hawaii, and the Ongoing Response to Hurricane Idalia

Washington, DC…Hey, everybody. Folks, thanks for being here. Earlier today, I made a point to speak to all the governors most likely to be impacted by this storm. I spoke with Governor DeSantis several times, Governor Kemp, Governor McMaster, and Governor Cooper about the impacts of the storm and — that made landfall  as a […]

Another $250,000,000 Package of Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine Announced Today.

Another $250,000,000 Package of Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine Announced Today.

Washington, DC…Today we are announcing the next package of military assistance to aid Ukraine as it defends its territory and protects its people. This package contains important capabilities to help Ukraine on the battlefield. It includes AIM-9M missiles for air defense, munitions for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, 155mm and 105mm artillery ammunition, mine-clearing equipment, […]