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May 3, 2021

In November, California voters rejected Prop. 25, which would have replaced the state bail system with algorithms to help judges determine a defendant’s risk. 

Five months later, the state Supreme Court ruling turned the tables and gave anti-bail activists a resounding win: The high court ruled that defendants can’t be held in jail solely because they can’t afford to make bail.

May 1, 2021

California’s highest court recently delivered a major victory for the cause of justice when it ruled that “the common practice of conditioning freedom solely on whether an arrestee can afford bail is unconstitutional.” Under the state Supreme Court’s ruling, judges must now consider a person’s ability to pay when setting bail and can only hold someone in jail before trial in limited circumstances.

April 29, 2021

SAN FERNANDO (CBSLA) — Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday met with San Fernando business owners who have been hit hard through the COVID-19 pandemic before signing legislation that will provide $6.2 bill in tax cuts for small businesses over the next six years.

Newsom visited multiple small businesses before ending up at a sushi restaurant in the city of San Fernando where he spoke about the tax relief plan.

April 29, 2021

SAN FERNANDO – Governor Newsom, joined alongside Senate Majority Leader Hertzberg, has signed AB 80 into law. California businesses that took part in the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) should soon receive some welcome tax relief. As a longtime steward of economic development in the Golden State, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) has provided the following statement:

April 21, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In response to today’s announcement by Governor Newsom and administration officials on drought conditions in California, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) issued the following statement:

April 16, 2021

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April 13, 2021

A CalMatters investigation found that at least 1,300 people have been locked in county jails for longer than three years awaiting a trial or sentencing.

“A lot of people…are held in jail just because they’ve got no money, not because they’re a flight risk or a public safety risk,” said state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, a Los Angeles Democrat who also sits on the judiciary committee.

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April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement in response to today’s vote on SB 467:

“As a lifelong advocate for California’s environment, I believe our world must transition away from fossil fuels and address the looming threat of climate change,” says Senator Hertzberg. “But the bill before us today does nothing to foster that transition by reducing demand for oil in our state or in the global marketplace.”

March 25, 2021

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta issued the following statements today, celebrating the California Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s money bail system is unconstitutional:

March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With today’s announcement that Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) for the next California Attorney General, Senator Bob Hertzberg has provided the following statement: