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The executive branch of the state of California is overseen by the Office of the Governor and includes elected officials and administrators. The judicial branch includes the California Supreme Court and all the lower courts in the state, and it interprets and applies laws at state and local levels. The California Legislature has two branches—the State Assembly and the Senate—that vote on state laws and draft legislation.

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Nov. 8, 2022 Election: Santa Cruz County Embraces More Diverse Leadership

Gail Pellerin, the favorite to win the 28th Assembly District race, will be the first woman from the county to be elected to state office


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Robert Rivas will be the next speaker of the California Assembly.

Robert Rivas, who was elected on Tuesday to his third term in the California Assembly, will become California's next Speaker of the Assembly. It is a critical and powerful role in Sacramento, and one that Rivas' Democratic colleagues unanimously voted…


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California Appeals Court Axes District COVID-19 Student Vaccine Mandate

Just 67 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds and and 38 percent of 5- to 11-year-olds have had the primary two-shot COVID-19 vaccine series.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
10% of California Legislature Now Identifies as LGBTQ

While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year’s midterm elections, California quietly reached its own.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
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