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Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate

Bill to lower student debt passes in state senate
April 19, 2017

A bill titled SB16 that would lower the amount of money private loan collectors can garnish from student wages passed in the state senate on Monday, according to a news release from the office of California...

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay

Fremont senator discusses student debt at East Bay
January 25, 2017

Over 40 million Americans have student loan debt, Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, told Cal State East Bay students, staff and faculty at a presentation on campus on Wednesday. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.,...

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax
July 20, 2016

A $2.87 tax on a pack of smokes could be in California’s near future. As of June 30, the “Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Amendment,” officially became eligible for the November...

The right to die: California law grants patients end of life options

The right to die: California law grants patients end of life options
June 29, 2016

In Oct. 2015, California voters passed the End of Life Option Act that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law. That law went into effect on June 9, which grants terminally ill California residents the option...

Students protest to reclaim the CSU

Students protest to reclaim the CSU
May 29, 2016

Hunger strikes, protests and even a mock funeral of higher education surged across CSU campuses throughout the state last week in response to a proposed tuition hike. CSU students protested to “Reclaim...

California minimum wage to hit $15 by 2022

Graphic by Tam Duong Jr./The Pioneer
April 6, 2016

The people have spoken and legislators listened, finalizing a California law that will set the minimum wage bar high for the rest of the country. On Monday Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that will increase...

California suspends high school exit exam

Illustration by Brittany England/The Pioneer
February 10, 2016

For the last 12 years, California high school students were required to pass all three parts of the California High School Exit Exam to obtain their diploma. That came to an end when Governor Jerry Brown...

California cracks down on equal pay

BY KRIS STEWART/THE PIONEER
October 22, 2015

It was 2004 when I first learned about gender inequality. I remember every 13-year-old sitting in that seventh grade history class in disbelief — outraged by the topic. No one could understand why in...

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