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Veterans honor Ramos as Legislator of the Year

SACRAMENTO—The California State Commanders Veterans Council today awarded the 2022 Pete Conaty Legislator of the Year Award to Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino), former chairperson of the Assembly Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs.

Ramos bill with exemption for military pensions heads to Senate

SACRAMENTO—Military retirees and their surviving spouses are one step closer to seeing their armed forces pensions exempt from state taxation after the Assembly today approved AB 46 on a bipartisan 77-0 vote. Several past attempts at similar legislation have failed to pass the house of origin.

Key Ramos measures on multiple issues move forward

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-San Bernardino) ranging from tax exemptions for military retirees to public safety on tribal lands to measures to preventing fentanyl overdose deaths on state community college and California State University campuses have cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s Suspense file. The approved measures will next be heard by the full 80-member Assembly in the coming weeks.

Solemn Capitol candlelight vigil in memory of Missing or Murdered Indigenous People

SACRAMENTO—Hundreds will join tribal leaders, lawmakers, advocates, and Native American cultural performers for a solemn candlelight vigil at the state Capitol Wednesday evening memorializing Missing or Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP). It climaxes a week of activities highlighting disproportionate cases of violence against Native American sponsored by the California Native American Legislative Caucus.