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California Public Banking Option Act Advances to Governor’s Desk

(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Legislature approved AB 1177, the California Public Banking Option Act and it has been sent to the Governor’s desk. AB 1177 is landmark legislation to study how the state can guarantee all Californians access to basic banking services without fees or penalties.

Family Unity Bill Advances to Governor’s Desk

“I cannot overstate the emotional impact of physical contact between parents and their children. It is inhumane California deprives incarcerated persons of the right to visit and hug their families,” said Assembly Member Miguel Santiago. “It is crucial that we reinstate the right to personal visits to allow incarcerated persons to build and maintain bonds with their families. AB 990 will help incarcerated people re-enter society, get back on their feet, and thrive with their support system of loved ones.”