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California Update for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
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• After the latest school shooting, the California Assembly has passed a bill that would allow coworkers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders.

• The House of Representatives continues to debate the Farm Bill, which failed to pass last Friday. Democrats and Republicans voted against it because of changes to food stamp programs.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Adhiti Bandlamudi.

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, April 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
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• The death last week of First Lady Barbara Bush is a reminder that the Republican party once had a more socially liberal side. In 1990, Barbara Bush sent a letter to the then PFLAG President saying that no person or group should ever suffer discrimination. 

• California Assembly Member Evan Low introduced Assembly Bill 2504 which proposes training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers on sexual orientation and gender identity. A similar bill requiring training for teachers is also making its way through the legislature.