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Friday, February 22, 2019

As written by Joseph Marks in the Washington Post.

As hackers target California campaigns, the state wants to let political candidates use some of their campaign funds to secure personal phones and computers. 

A bill, which was introduced in the state legislature Thursday, could spark a trend among states that want to protect political races from being upended by the sort of hacking operation that targeted Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. 

“We saw what this cyberthreat looks like on a big public level in 2016,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D), who is officially supporting the legislation, told me.  He plans to promote the bill to other states’ top election officials in coming months and says it's a “no-brainer” they should pursue similar ones.

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) introduced Assembly Bill 645, a bill to reduce firearm related suicides.

Monday, February 4, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – On the same week that the State Assembly adjourned in the memory of the Borderline shooting victims, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) introduced a package of bills that will help keep firearms out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO — “When I requested this audit last year, I trusted that the state auditor would conduct a rigorous investigation, and the auditor’s discoveries reveal clear problems, as well as clear solutions,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs. “Through inattention and neglect, the residents of California’s veterans’ homes have been shortchanged in a process that has allowed these properties, which are supposed to be exclusively for the benefit of veterans, to be exploited.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – On the day that the State Assembly adjourned in the memory of the 12 Borderline shooting victims, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 17 to name a portion of U.S. Highway 101 to honor Ventura County Sergeant Ron Helus. Sgt. Helus was killed in the line of duty while responding to the active shooter threatening the lives of more than 200 college students and residents on November 7th, 2018 in Thousand Oaks.

Monday, January 28, 2019

As written by Travis Schlepp for KEYT.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A portion of U.S. Highway 101 may soon bear the name of Ventura County Sergeant Ron Helus who was killed in the November shooting at a Thousand Oaks country-western bar. 

Helus and 11 other victims were slain on November 7 inside the Borderline Bar and Grill, a popular destination for college students in the area.

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Written by Gretchen Wenner in the Ventura County Star.

A state legislator from Thousand Oaks has introduced a resolution to name a stretch of Highway 101 that runs through the city in honor of Sgt. Ron Helus, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office lawman killed in the line of duty during the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill last fall.

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin introduced the resolution Monday, the same day the Assembly adjourned in honor of the 12 Borderline victims, her office announced.

 

Monday, January 28, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, has been re-appointed as the head of the California Assembly Veterans Committee for a third term.

Irwin has served as the chair since first getting elected in 2014. 

"I'm incredibly honored to continue my service to California's veterans," Irwin said in a statement. "Over the past four years we've worked on a number of initiatives to improve the lives of our veterans.