California Attorney General Updates

Earlier
October 15, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a consumer alert reminding Californians that it is not too late to sign up to receive federal Child Tax Credit payments. As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden Administration is giving families monetary relief through Child Tax Credit payments as part of its American Rescue Plan. Families can check their eligibility and sign up to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments online through November 15, 2021. Attorney General Bonta urges eligible families to sign up as soon as possible in order to [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 15, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in an amicus brief in Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools in support of the ability of transgender students to participate in school sports. In Soule, the plaintiffs incorrectly allege that Connecticut school policies that permit transgender student athlete participation in school sports in line with their gender identity violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). In the amicus brief, the coalition highlights the states' compelling interests in giving all students an opportunity to compete in [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 13, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general in requesting information from Facebook on the role its “XCheck” program has played in protecting false or misleading content regarding COVID vaccines on its platforms. Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook maintains a "whitelist" of high-profile users that it shields from the company's normal enforcement process. In today's letter, the attorneys general seek information as to whether and to what extent the XCheck program has been used to protect members of the so-called “Disinformation Dozen” – twelve [...]
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 13, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced the filing of criminal charges in Sacramento County Superior Court against Alma Hernandez and Jose Moscoso as a result of a multiagency investigation by the Tax Recovery in the Underground Economy (TRUE) Task Force. The California Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Investigation began looking into the married couple after an investigation by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) revealed Hernandez, who was the Executive Director of SEIU California, allegedly embezzled money from an SEIU California-sponsored political action committee (PAC). The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) [...]
Wed, Oct 13, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 13, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today filed a motion to intervene in support of South Coast Air Quality Management District's (Air District) rule requiring warehouses to reduce emissions from heavy sources of on-road pollution that visit those warehouses. The Air District's rule regulates these “indirect sources” by requiring owners and operators of some of the largest warehouses in the state to take direct action to mitigate their emissions. This will reduce air pollution in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, help California meet state and federal [...]
Wed, Oct 13, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 13, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSAN FRANCISCO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, joined by San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and Keker, Van Nest & Peters, LLP, announced a joint effort today against ghost gun kit manufacturer and retailers Blackhawk Manufacturing Group, Inc. (Blackhawk); MDX Corporation (MDX), and GS Performance, LLC (Glockstore). Gun kits sold by each of these three retailers can be used to self-assemble firearms known as “ghost guns.” Ghost guns are firearms that are not serialized, which allows unlicensed manufacturers and illegal possessors to bypass standard California requirements such [...]
Wed, Oct 13, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 11, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govTravels to Orange County for Tour and Briefing on Emergency Response ORANGE COUNTY – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice is investigating the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach. The California Department of Justice will work in coordination with other state, local, and federal authorities to determine the cause of the spill and what, if anything, could have been done to prevent or minimize the disaster. Attorney General Bonta, along with U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, traveled to Orange County today for a special briefing by the California [...]
Mon, Oct 11, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 11, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced the opening of the application period for Gun Violence Reduction Program grants. Funding will be awarded by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to county sheriff's departments to support their activities related to seizing weapons and ammunition from individuals prohibited from possessing them. Sheriff's departments may submit a completed grant proposal to DOJ through November 5, 2021. “When it was deployed in 2006, the California Department of Justice's Armed and Prohibited Persons System, or APPS, was a first of its kind system used to monitor individuals who [...]
Mon, Oct 11, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 8, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today led a bipartisan coalition of 26 attorneys general in an amicus brief in support of the United States and four federally recognized tribes in their efforts to uphold critical protections guaranteed under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Filed before the U.S. Supreme Court in Haaland v. Brackeen and Cherokee Nation v. Brackeen, the amicus brief highlights the states' compelling interest in standing up for the well-being of all children, including Native American children, in state child-custody proceedings. “The truth is that there has been a long, ugly [...]
Fri, Oct 08, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
October 8, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a consumer alert today highlighting important information regarding recent changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that over the coming months, it will be implementing critical improvements to the PSLF program that should provide more eligible public servants with the student loan forgiveness that they deserve. As part of these improvements, ED has launched a limited-time Public Service Loan Forgiveness Limited Waiver Opportunity that will run through Oct. 31, 2022, allowing eligible borrowers to [...]
Fri, Oct 08, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY