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A new bill going through the state Legislature would cover the cost of college for foster youth in California.

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Today, Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) announced that she named La Shelle Dozier as this year’s Senate District 8 Woman of the Year. Ms. Dozier is the Executive Director of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA).

Advocates and lawmakers are calling for fully independent commissions to decide election districts for cities and counties across California. While about a dozen new commissions drew maps after the 2020 Census, in many other places, politicians or their appointees did.

Roughly a year after the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved a district map one of its own members called flawed, a state lawmaker introduced a bill that would require a citizens redistricting commission to draw new boundaries in 2030.

State Senator Angelique Ashby introduced SB 314 on Feb. 6, aiming to increase transparency and citizen input in the once-in-a-decade redistricting process for Sacramento County supervisor districts.

Sacramento, CA (Jan. 31, 2023) - Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday announced that three large state office buildings along the Capitol Mall will be offered to developers for conversion to housing.

California State Sen. Angelique Ashby, who represents the city, said the recent storms have highlighted the need to be cautious about where trees are planted to limit injuries. “We've gained so much benefit from those big beautiful trees in Sacramento that this is the risk to being the ‘City of Trees,’” she said.