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Aug 18 2020

Legislative Update: Director of Public Health Resigns

The state’s Director of Public Health, Dr. Sonia Angell, resigned Sunday after a week of embarrassing revelations for the Governor’s Administration. During his July 3 press conference, Governor Newsom pointed out a 21% weekly drop in confirmed cases of COVID-19 and described it as a positive signs for the state’s efforts to combat the spread of…

Aug 10 2020

Legislative Update: COVID-19, Budget & Taxes

Governor Newsom has walked a political tightrope since March when he issued a first-in-the-nation order for Californian’s to shelter in place.  The shelter in place order was highly effective at reducing the rate at which COVID-19 spread in California.  At the same time, it brought economic devastation on a level that pales in comparison to…

Aug 4 2020

Legislative Update: Stimulus, House Warfare & COVID-19

California continues to face challenges on many fronts related to COVID-19. As you know, roughly 9,000 new cases of COVID-19 pop up every day. The state has set record death rates four times this week. While the Governor continues to grapple with the spread of the virus, he is facing political challenges on a number of other fronts. …

Jul 16 2020

How To Tighten Zoom Security During Virtual Meetings

Zoom is the video calling app of choice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, some features make your meetings susceptible to hijacking. Learn how to stop bad actors and keep your calls secure.  
CAA Legislative Update

Jul 7 2020

CAA Legislative Update

On March 19, California became the first state to issue a statewide shelter in place order.  The shelter in place order proved to be an effective tool to slow the spread of COVID-19.  In fact, California bent the curve so successfully that Governor Newsom confidently sent hundreds of ventilators to the east coast and began…

Jun 26 2020

Governor and Legislature Reach An Agreement on State Budget

On Monday, Governor Newsom and legislative leadership announced that they had reached agreement on a state budget.   As you know, the Legislature adopted its own version of a budget last Monday to meet its constitutional deadline to do so by June 15.  In adopting their “legislative budget,” the Legislature rejected the Governor’s proposed $14 billion…

Jun 25 2020

ISC West 2020 Moves Online to a Virtual Conference

Due to industry and market circumstances, Reed Exhibitions, along with Premier Sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association), will be transforming ISC West 2020 into an all-virtual event October 5-7.   ISC West 2020 scheduled for October 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada – has been canceled due to industry and market circumstances. While we cannot convene in person…

Jun 19 2020

Legislative Update

by Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith, LLC  This was a busy week in Sacramento. The Legislature passed a budget, acted on several high-profile bills, and the Assembly adjourned for a summer recess.  Oversight? When the Legislature returned several weeks ago despite the guidance of public health officials to keep nonessential workers home, we explained that…

Jun 12 2020

An Election Preview

The Governor and the Legislature continue to negotiate on a budget that would resolve the state’s $54 billion deficit. The state Constitution requires the legislature to pass a balanced budget by June 15 or not get paid. Recognizing this leadership in the Assembly and Senate announced Wednesday that they would adopt their version of the…

Jun 2 2020

Budget Update: Cuts or Taxes?

As we have reported previously, Governor Newsom released his May Revision to the Budget on May 14, announcing that the state is facing a $54 billion deficit.  The May Revise proposes to balance the budget with a mix of reserves, internal borrowing, federal funding, and short-term revenues.  However, the backbone of the Governor’s May Revise…

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