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Legislation would ban the removal of western Joshua trees

A law to protect the Western Joshua Tree, a native desert plant, and make it illegal to import, export, sell, or remove the species without a state authorization was first introduced on February 7th by California Governor Gavin Newsom. 

Bill would ban usage of harmful chemicals

Assembly Bill 496 was introduced by California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D – Glendale) on Feb. 7. If passed, this bill will ban the use of 26 toxic chemicals used in cosmetic products that are known to cause health and skin problems.

Young voters embrace vote-by-mail option

Californians now have the option to vote by mail for every election. In an informal survey conducted at the University of La Verne, 20 undergraduate students were asked whether they vote in person, by mail – or at all.

New law calls for pay transparency, equity

A state law that goes into effect Jan. 1 will require employers to provide current employees with the pay scale for their positions, and companies will also need to post the salary ranges for all job postings. 

Outdoor watering restrictions set to start June 1

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water shortage emergency on April 27, and issued a one-day-a-week outdoor watering restriction for parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties, which is home to about 6 million southern Californians effective June 1. 

Proposal would halt new gas-powered car sales by 2026

The California Air Resources Board has begun drafting the Advanced Clean Cars II Proposal,  a set of regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the number of zero-emission vehicles for sale. 

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