Recent Streetsblog LA posts about California State Senate

CA Environmental Groups Grade Legislators

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It’s scorecard season in California. Advocacy groups are giving grades to legislators based on how they voted on bills in the last year’s sessions, and releasing the scores just in time to influence next week’s election. The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) and the Sierra Club both scored legislators according to how they voted on environmental […]

Governor Brown Vetoes CA Bill to Increase Fines in School Zones

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California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1151, which would have raised fines for traffic violations in school zones. The legislation, authored by Senator Anthony Canella (R-Ceres), was co-sponsored by the Safe Routes to School National Coalition, transportation advocates TransForm, and the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program. The bill was designed to reduce traffic violations near schools, […]