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California Peace Officers Endorse RBK for Assembly

Orinda, CA — The largest law enforcement organization in the state today announced their endorsement of Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan for re-election. The Peace Officers Research Organization of California (PORAC) said they are supporting Bauer-Kahan because she has made the public safety of California communities a top priority in the Assembly.

Thanks to the efforts of our two state representatives, Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and Senator Steve Glazer, the Tri-Valley and East Bay moved closer on Friday to safeguarding a beautiful, rugged piece of land against mechanized destruction. Bauer-Kahan and Glazer worked together in the waning days of the legislative session to pass a bill, Assembly Bill 1086, which allows the state Parks and Recreation Department to sell the 3,100-acre Tesla site for conservation rather than develop it for off-road vehicle use.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's AB 1475 bill into law, which allows Regional Transportation Authorities (RTA) to utilize an innovative method for transportation projects.

“AB 1475 began as a bill specifically for a project in San Ramon which would allow the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to utilize a cost saving project model that would connect the Iron Horse Trail to regional transportation hubs,” Bauer-Kahan said. “The model created was so sought after that we were happy to extend this option to other RTAs in California to help deliver projects on time and under budget – saving valuable tax dollars. I’m thrilled to see the governor’s support of this important bill.” 

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 1309 passed off the Assembly floor and now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. AB 1309 shifts the existing open enrollment period by 15 days, and eliminates lapses in coverage for those who purchase health insurance through the Covered California Health Exchange or the individual health exchange market.

This past year, California shifted the end of the open enrollment period from January 31st to January 15th for those who seek coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This shortened time period resulted in a precipitous drop in new enrollment by 24%. Bauer-Kahan’s bill would shift the date back to January 31st. This allows individuals and families extra time to enroll after the conclusion of the hectic holiday season to choose the plan that is best for themselves and their families.

These early days of September represent a critical time for the State Legislature, with final deliberations on the floor in each house on pending bills ahead of the Sept. 13 deadline to pass legislation for the governor's consideration.

Local Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, in an interview ahead of the new floor session, said staying true to her constituents' priorities remains at the forefront of her decision-making in Sacramento.


"I think the district really wanted someone who would fight for the values that they hold, and I think that's why they elected me. And I've worked hard to do that," Bauer-Kahan told the Weekly during a sitdown over coffee outside Inklings in downtown Pleasanton on Aug. 19.

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