Latest Alex Padilla News

California sued again for requiring women on company boards

Nov. 13, 2019 2:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors is facing a second legal challenge. The law requires publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their boards by the end of this year. By 2021, boards with...

Democrats expand edge in California as 2020 looms

Nov. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the 2020 elections approaching, California voter registration figures released Wednesday tell a familiar story: Democrats are expanding their ranks, Republicans are struggling, and the fastest-growing group remains those voters aligned with no party at all — independents. The...

Public, election officials may be kept in the dark on hacks

Oct. 21, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too. There's no federal law compelling state and local...

Judge temporarily blocks law aimed at Trump's tax returns

Oct. 2, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a California law aimed at forcing President Donald Trump to release his personal income tax returns in order to appear on the 2020 primary ballot. U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. issued a written opinion saying the law likely...

The Latest: California to appeal Trump tax return ruling

Oct. 1, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge's ruling temporarily blocking a California law aimed at requiring President Donald Trump to release his personal income tax returns (all times local): 6:55 p.m. California will appeal a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocks a law aimed at...

The Latest: California official rejects lawsuit claims

Oct. 1, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a GOP attorney's lawsuit against California for alleged voter violations (all times local): 2:10 p.m. California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla has dismissed claims made in a lawsuit filed by a Republican attorney alleging that he is failing to verify the citizenship...

GOP attorney sues California for alleged voter violations

Oct. 1, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Republican lawyer who has waged lawsuits on behalf of the Trump administration sued the state of California and its Department of Motor Vehicles Tuesday, saying the agency is failing to verify citizenship for voter registration. A federal lawsuit filed by attorney Harmeet Dhillon...