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December 08, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers reintroduced efforts to decertify police officers and demand more transparency in officer personnel files, as both bills died on the floor last legislative season. 

December 08, 2020

California State Senator Nancy Skinner is not letting up in her fight for name, image and likeness (NIL) reforms on behalf of college athletes.

December 08, 2020

California State Senators Nancy Skinner and Steven Bradford, the initial drafters of the historic California state legislation which granted student-athletes the legal right to seek remuneration for their name, image and likeness rights, plan to introduce new state legislation to bolster Senate Bill 206 (SB206).

Although the specific language of the new bill has yet to be introduced, Senator Skinner announced that the language in the new co-sponsored bill will be aimed at ensuring full protection for college athletes’ rights.

December 07, 2020

The California state legislator who wrote what became the first state law designed to allow college athletes to make money from their name, image and likeness introduced a bill Monday that would expand the law’s impact and could hasten potential conflicts between state statutes and NCAA rules. Sen. Nancy Skinner’s new bill could create additional differences, and it would make the law effective as soon as Aug. 1, 2021. Skinner was joined in sponsoring the bill by state Sen. Steven Bradford.

December 04, 2020

Another legislator in that group is state Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, whose SB 731, the Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act to create a statewide process to revoke the certification of a law enforcement officer after conviction of certain serious crimes or termination due to misconduct, was not brought up for a vote in the Assembly before the constitutional deadline.

November 25, 2020

GARDENA, Calif. (KABC) -- The COVID pandemic has affected so many this year, which is why State Senator Steven Bradford wanted to bring a little holiday cheer by handing out free turkeys at the Gardena Carson Family YMCA ahead of Thanksgiving. "You often say you run for office for one of two reasons, to be something or do something," Bradford said. "We're doing something and that's the only reason I'm in public service to be able to help my community and give back."

November 05, 2020

Edison International announced a $520,000 donation to the California Bridging the Digital Divide (BDD) Fund, a statewide effort to provide students with equitable access to quality public education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation will result in hundreds of refurbished laptops and expanded internet access for school districts in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Tulare counties. State Sen.

October 08, 2020

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1244, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill authorizes state-licensed cannabis laboratories to test samples of cannabis or cannabis products for a state or local regulatory, law enforcement, or prosecuting agency. SB 1244 was sponsored by Los Angles City Attorney Mike Feuer.

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October 04, 2020

In Focus: SoCal host Tanya McRae takes a closer look at recent calls for police reform and what that actually looks like in today's climate.

She sits down with Inglewood Mayor James Butts, a former police chief who spent over 30 years in law enforcement. He shares his insight on the issue that's been at the center of recent bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed to keep law enforcement accountable.

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October 01, 2020

This week, California became the first state in the nation to take a specific step toward addressing over a century of systemic racism. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on September 30 that establishes a task force to research the history of slavery in the Golden State and to develop a proposal for possible reparations for the descendents of enslaved people and those impacted by slavery.

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