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September 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO –  As the Legislature recessed for the remainder of the year, Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) was able to move bills to improve conditions for nursing home patients,  help those in need of mental health assistance, promote wildlife corridors, and tackle wildfire prevention, power shut offs, and oil pollution to the Governor’s desk.  To date, Governor Newsom has signed two of those bills regarding public safety power shutoff and electric grid resilience, and the Governor has until October 10, 2021, to sign, veto, or allow Stern’s other measures to become law w

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September 24, 2021

LOS ANGELES The largest wildlife corridor project in the world, across the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills, is one step closer to breaking ground.  Last month, the Wildlife Conservation Board, with funding secured by Senator Stern in this year’s climate change budget negotiations, awarded $20 million to the project, matching a recent private philanthropic gift from the Annenberg Foundation.

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September 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – At the end of life, some of our most vulnerable members of society live in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and more than 9,000 of those residents lost their lives due to COVID-19 in California since March 2020.  The large number of nursing home deaths have led a number of state lawmakers to focus on the conditions inside nursing homes, including reviewing the cost of letting unwieldy corporate profiteering go unexamined and unchecked.  

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August 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Los Angeles) chair and vice chair of Joint Legislative Emergency Management Committee released a report today calling for immediate action and state investment to prevent continuing inequities resulting from mounting climate disasters.

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July 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO -- Yesterday the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management chaired by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) heard testimony from journalists, researchers and advocates that the risks of climate disaster fall disproportionately on our most vulnerable residents, especially women and people of color.

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June 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO –The following 12 bills by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) in areas of homelessness, mental health, worker safety, climate change, wildlife, and accountability for taxpayer-funded nursing homes, power shut offs, and oil/gas pollution  passed off the California State Senate floor last week. 

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June 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Moving beyond remembrance to action is one of the goals of Senator Henry Stern’s (D-Los Angeles) SB 693, the Never Again Education of 2021, which cleared the full Senate on a bi-partisan 39-0 vote today.