Cottie Petrie-Norris

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After California lost more than $810 million taxpayer dollars last year to unemployment insurance (UI) fraud, legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EED) was signed into law. AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, requires EDD to cross-check unemployment claims against incarceration records in order …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In an effort to combat the detrimental effects of climate change, legislation to expand opportunities for marine restoration work along the California Coast was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. Authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, AB 63 will update the Marine Managed Areas Improvement Act (MMAIA) to permit restoration …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris has named five Nonprofits of Distinction for 2021: Power of One Foundation (Costa Mesa), Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (Huntington Beach), Miracles for Kids (Irvine), Age Well (Laguna Woods) and Project Self Sufficiency (Newport Beach). Nonprofit of Distinction is an annual recognition ceremony held locally following California …continue reading

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Orange County Coastkeeper to host a beach cleanup event in partnership with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’s office at Huntington State Beach as a post-pandemic return to public cleanup gatherings. For two hours, volunteers of all ages will fill reusable bags and buckets with litter found across the sand. Beach cleanups are …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In a win in the fight against climate change, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’ bill to expand critical coastal restoration work passed through the Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee with unanimous support. AB 63 permits restoration in marine conservation areas, expanding opportunities for marine life restoration projects that reduce the effects …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After more than $810 million taxpayer dollars were stolen last year, a bill to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. Authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, AB 110 will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration records …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

The State Assembly has passed legislation to expand access to community-based care for medically frail seniors. The Program for All-Inclusive Care (PACE) provides medical and dental care, meal assistance, transportation services, family caregiver respite, physical therapy and socialization activities that enable seniors to age in the comfort of their own …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

After tens of thousands of fraudulent claims and more than $810 million taxpayer dollars lost, the California State Assembly voted to pass legislation to implement standard fraud-prevention practices at California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). AB 110, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie-Petrie-Norris, will require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to cross-check incarceration …continue reading