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Notes from Toni: May 2017

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Columnists, Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni Friday, March 24, was a good day for California. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan informed the president that he didn’t have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with something that would have been terrible for our state, and the bill was effectively […]

Battling climate change

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni When I boarded a plane bound for Paris in late November 2015, where I would participate in an international climate-change summit, my pride was still fresh from the Legislature recently passing Senate Bill 350, which expanded renewable energy and increased energy efficiency. However, we still had work to […]

Wage increases good for all

Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Columnists, Featured, Notes from Toni | 1 Comment

By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni Last month, some observers remarked that the new minimum wage in California went from idea to legislation to law with lightning-fast speed. But really, the wave that crested with the bill signing had been swelling for quite some time, as activists, union groups, and just plain regular working […]