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May 22, 2018

By Jeff Powers

Democratic Senator and former Speaker of the Assembly, Bob Hertzberg, isn’t slowing down.

May 18, 2018

By Bettina Boxall

California cities and towns may find themselves on a water budget in the next decade under a pair of bills approved Thursday by the legislature.

The measures follow Gov. Jerry Brown's call to make water conservation a permanent way of life in a state long accustomed to jewel-green lawns and suburban tracts studded with swimming pools.

More than a year of legislative negotiations reflected the enduring conflicts over state and local control.

May 17, 2018

By Fiona Ma

President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he will leave states’ cannabis regulations alone should give hope to the millions of Californians who voted for Proposition 64 in 2016. Ideally, Trump would also push for wholesale changes in federal banking law that would allow the cannabis industry access to credit just like other legal businesses in the state.

But California can’t wait to take action. If elected state treasurer, my top priority will be banking for cannabis.

Senator Hertzberg is joined by a coalition of stakeholders to celebrate the passage of SB 606 and AB 1668, partner bills that would make water efficiency a California way of life

May 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today announced that Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman), which would establish permanent water efficiency goals across the state for the first time, were passed by the California State Legislature.

SB 838 would create more secure method for corporations to issue and transfer share certificates

May 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that his bill that would enable the use of blockchain technology for some business practices in California passed the Senate Floor.

Senate Committee on Governance and Finance Holds First in Series of Hearings on SB 993, Sen. Hertzberg’s Latest Tax Reform Measure

May 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today testified before the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance to make the case for SB 993, his latest tax reform measure.

May 16, 2018

After testing the waters for the last three years, state Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) is making his strongest push yet to pass legislation that would impose a tax on services provided to businesses.

Hertzberg says Senate Bill 993 would better align the state’s tax code with the shift toward a more service-based economy. By 2022, the bill would create a new 3 percent tax on services — such as legal representation, accounting, design work and consulting — delivered to businesses in California.

After a year and a half of negotiations, the Senate and Assembly pass SB 606 and AB 1668, partner bills that would establish statewide water efficiency standards

May 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today announced that Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman), which would establish permanent water efficiency goals across the state for the first time, passed on the Assembly and Senate Floors, respectively.

Senator from Van Nuys encouraged by Governor’s commitment to tax reform, bail reform, and other key policy priorities

May 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, released the following statement today in response to the release of the May Revision to the Governor’s 2018-19 Budget:

May 11, 2018

By Dylan Svoboda

What’s in a name? When it comes to social media, maybe a lot more than you think.

There is a move in the Capitol to force social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook to identify “bots,” those robot-like, automated accounts that move through the internet and interact with real people — and each other.

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