Big tech faces angry parents in Sacramento Politico

BIG TECH VS. Angry parents: Sacramento loves to put a lot of love into Silicon Valley.

From Governor Gavin Newsom to the legislature, California politicians don’t like to cheat the goose that lays the golden eggs. And tech billionaires, in turn, promote the country’s progressive policies — even if they groan about its tax rates.

But the world’s Facebooks, Instagrams, and TikToks have a new political power to consider — one that’s hard to navigate with just money. Many of the younger lawmakers have children. And so they find themselves in the middle of the social media problems of young people.

  • At a briefing this springAnd Parents from both assembly sessions stressed their concerns about their children’s extensive online presence during the pandemic.
  • Association member Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Incinitas) said She banned her children from using social media apps like Instagram after seeing how sex traffickers use them as child recruitment tools.
  • Association member Jordan Cunningham R Templeton told the disturbing story of a predatory child who made inappropriate comments to his young daughter in a seemingly harmless online Animal Jam.

Sacramento debate on regulating the tech industry for kids Personal matter – has fueled momentum for proposals so far Lately he hasn’t had any chance. Personal nature can transform too One of the main arguments of the tech lobby is on its head: that big regulation can take young people away from social media.

The full list of reforms focused on children and adolescents passed the Assembly’s main committees. If they win a floor vote, they will face the state senate.

The most famous — and the most sweeping — of the bipartisan rally duo Buffy Weeks (D-Oakland) and Cunningham.

  • One might adapt the rules of modern technology in the UK to California: it requires apps and websites Attract children to modify their designs and algorithms to reduce the risk of addiction, overuse, exploitation, predatory behavior from strangers, or other harms.
  • The latest companies allegedly connecting young people with their apps may be legally responsible for doing so.

Technology lobbyists have made it clear that they want to mitigate the first and kill the second. If either is successful, it will show that in reality, all politics is personal.
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A new climate plan: The California Air Resources Board has released a draft of its highly anticipated scoping plan, laying out a roadmap for how the state will achieve its carbon emissions targets. Last summer, Governor Gavin Newsom asked the board of directors to find ways to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035, including how to reduce supply and demand for fossil fuels. But climate advocates have criticized the CARB’s plan to rely too heavily on carbon capture and storage to get rid of carbon by 2045, while not moving fast enough to reduce emissions.

“Although CARB employees seem to recognize the urgency of the climate crisis in their presentations to the Board of Directors each month, the draft scope plan does not convey the same sense of urgency,” said Brandon Dawson, director of Sierra Club California. Lara Courte

mission win: The ballot papers are moving – and so is the main cash for the union campaign. The California Teachers Union dropped $500,000 in a labor-funded committee to support the current attorney general Rob Puntawhich takes on various opponents looking to connect the incumbent with crime fears.

PAC had already withdrawn $500,000 from SEIU. Another educational union organization, the California School Staff Association, has also dropped $500,000 in a committee seeking to support the state’s supervisor of public education. Tony Thurmond Re-election odds. – Jeremy B. white

Abortion rights: Today, a group of state legislators argued against Raw vs. Wade It would disproportionately impact women of color and marginalized communities at a press conference as they promoted their proposals to boost access to abortion in California. Association member my puntaD., an Oakland Democrat married to a California attorney general, shared her abortion experience when she was in her early twenties. She described the draft Supreme Court ruling as “an attack on women of color that we now face.”

Ponta said she would amend Assembly Act 2091 — which would protect patients undergoing abortions in California from subpoenas issued by their medical records from outside the state — so that it takes effect once it is signed into law. Another proposal, to protect Californians from liability associated with out-of-state abortion laws — Assembly Act 1666 — could get a floor vote as soon as this week. Juhi Doshi

climb cover – If it seems like all the people you know are testing positive for Covid, you don’t imagine it. Cases are on the rise in California, where the seven-day positivity rate is 4 percent and many people have tested positive through unreported household kits. State epidemiologist Erica Pan . said webinar With Doctors today say that there is “certainly a lot of transmission going on in the state.” But she noted, California has managed to escape the surge in hospitalizations and death rates that has hit other states, particularly in the Northeast, in the latest iteration of the Omicron sub-boom.

Acknowledgment: Figures released today by the California Department of Public Health show that the state is on the cusp of 90,000 COVID deaths (89,957). The number of lives lost would be a record for the country, but that’s not entirely surprising given California’s status as the most populous state. – Victoria Coliver

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These are now the tightest 10 indoor races of 2022 in California. here is the latest,By Jillian Brassell of Sacpi: “With the June primaries fast approaching this year’s US House of Representatives elections, analysts have updated their rankings on the races that could decide whether Republicans or Democrats will retain power in 2023. Several elections in California could determine whether the party Republican and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican from Bakersfield, controls the room.”

The party of the president – now Democrat Joe Biden – tends to do poorly in the midterm elections. With Biden’s acceptance rating slipping due to inflation, gas prices, and pandemic policies, many experts expected Republicans to have the upper hand.”

Lawmakers call for investigation into the role of government surveillance Betty Ye in the failed mask dealBy Melody Gutierrez of LATimes: California lawmakers say they are troubled by the behind-the-scenes advice from State Comptroller Petty Yee for a politically connected company seeking a $600 million no-bid government contract to provide COVID-19 masks, prompting some to call for a second legislative hearing on the aborted deal. Yi’s role in California’s corrupt contract with Blue Flame Medical LLC has not been disclosed for two years, despite a lengthy legislative and federal investigation. Documents from a civil lawsuit reviewed by The Times detail how the two-term Democrat sought — with no An official role in the state contracting process — to making progress for Blue Flame with Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration, suggested language on how the state would require a significant down payment and then work to speed up the agreement.”

Who did the sexual assault? This sparked intense debate over the policy of Los Angeles County Attorney George Gascon to not prosecute juveniles as adults were charged with murder and robbery in Kern County. (Latimes)

SF boba store is suspected of being a front for an international car heist, in which stolen goods are shipped to as far afield as Vietnam and China. (SF Chronicle)

– Santa Clara Valley Water District Proposes Recruitment Water enforcement officials impose fines of up to $500 on residents who water so much that it runs down the street, waters lawns multiple times a week, or wastes water in other ways. (Mercury News)

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