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EXCLUSIVE: Could a new proposed CA law have prevented the murder of Selma officer Carrasco Jr? Author of the bill, ‘This is not partisan’
A new proposed law is calling for more public transparency on early release following the murder of Selma officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr. Alexan Balekian talks with the author of AB-1260 republican assembly member Joe Patterson. Read More
If California wants to stop mass shootings, its Democrats should take this Republican idea more seriously
Spurred by a recent spate of mass shootings, California lawmakers are gearing up to debate a host of bills that aim to reduce gun violence by strengthening the state’s strongest-in-the-nation firearm laws.But the supermajority-Democratic Legislature should also seriously consider a proposal,...
New bill targets Calf.’s inmate credit system at center of Selma cop’s death
In light of the tragic death of Selma Police Officer Gonzalo Carrasco Jr., a northern California Republican is seeking transparency in the state’s inmate credit system. Asm. Joe Patterson (R–Rocklin) introduced Assembly Bill 1260 to bring the California Department of Corrections...
California Assembly Republicans introduce package of bills to tackle crime
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Assembly Republicans introduced a package of bills Monday aimed at addressing crime. Their slogan? 'Make crime in California illegal again.'“Crime is out of control in California,” said Republican Assembly Leader James Gallagher.Gallagher says Californians deserve to...
Could new legislation force CDCR to disclose “secret” prison release credits?
When California voters passed Prop 57, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said inmates would earn early release credits for rehabilitation and lose credits for bad behavior. But critics say nearly everyone is getting out early and there's little...
Joe Patterson Sworn Into Assembly, Introduces Legislation to Combat Fentanyl Crisis
Sacramento, Calif. – Assemblyman Joe Patterson, R-Rocklin, today took the oath of office as the new representative for the 5th Assembly District in Sacramento, vowing to prioritize issues and problems facing constituents in his district. Assemblyman Patterson pledges to fight...