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Assemblymember Pacheco Hosts Community Swearing-In Ceremony

Student Loan Protections Bill Passes Major Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, CA – Legislation to provide consumer protections for students with institutional debt – debt owed to an institution of higher education – was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee today, sending the bill to the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

California Assemblywoman Introduces Identity Integrity Act

Assemblywoman Blanca Pacheco proposed legislation that would allow for California citizens to include accents, umlauts and other diacritical marks on vital records.

Beyoncé may finally have her name recorded correctly in California.

In one of the most diverse states in the nation, some names still cannot be recorded correctly on birth certificates, marriage licenses and other vital records.

Assemblywoman Blanca Pacheco wants to put an end to that.

Lawmakers Reject State Bar's Request for $125 Licensing Fee Hike

Members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee criticized state bar leaders' decision to give hefty pay raises to employees last year without seeking legislative approval, and money, first.

State lawmakers on Tuesday rejected state bar leaders’ plea for a $125 increase in lawyer-licensing fees, criticizing the trustees’ decision to give agency employees significant pay raises in 2023 without securing funding for them first.