Rap Lyrics Bill Moves Forward

With a first-in-the-nation law to keep lyrics out of court a signature away, its chief sponsor talks next steps and why other states should follow California's lead.

AB 1766 to Propose CA IDs for All Californians

More than 1 million undocumented immigrants in California have obtained driver’s licenses since 2015. But an even greater number, who don’t drive, have been unable to get a state ID.

A proposed law looks to change that.

AB 1766 — also known as the California IDs for All Act — would expand access to state-issued identifications to everyone, regardless of immigration status.

Asm. Jones-Sawyer Goes to D.C. to Talk Gun Control

On July 11, California State Assemblymember and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Reggie Jones-Sawyer joined President Joe Biden at the White House for the signing of the bipartisan federal Safer Communities Act.

The newly signed legislation reinforces existing laws with added funding to help federal authorities seize illegally acquired firearms, as well as monitor, track, and regulate gun sales.

Asm. Jones-Sawyers talks about the need for reparations

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, joined Inside California Politics co-host Frank Buckley to discuss the initial report released by the California Reparations Taskforce. Asm. Jones-Sawyer is a member of that task force. The report, released in June, offers preliminary recommendations for reparations. A final report is due next year.

New Data on Teacher Assignments

SACRAMENTO — At least 10% of California’s public school classrooms are overseen by teachers who are not properly credentialed, according to a first-of-its-kind reportreleased by the Department of Education on Thursday.

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer Notes Significant Wins in State’s Budget for AD 59 and Statewide Public Safety and Cultural Programs

Sacramento, California – (July 1, 2022) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s  (D-South Los Angeles) work on budget matters to support programs and services within the 59th Assembly District include major funding for the arts, science programs, community groups along with stte funding to help combat smash-and-grab crimes while supporting further study on reparations.