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Mike Gatto

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  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • Governor, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On California Movie and TV Tax Credit

    California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown announced a deal on Wednesday to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its size to $330 million annually. "Proud to announce a deal with Dem and Rep leg. leaders...
  • Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

    Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program
    A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of...
  • California to hike film tax credits

    California to hike film tax credits
    It's been a slow summer at the box office, but Hollywood got a genuine blockbuster Wednesday — a $330-million deal that will help subsidize film and TV production in California for the next five years. In a last-minute compromise reached...
  • Lawmakers OK bill setting standards for campus sexual assault policies

    Lawmakers OK bill setting standards for campus sexual assault policies
    To address the problem of rape on campuses, California colleges and universities would have to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity under a proposal passed by state lawmakers Thursday. If signed by Gov....
  • California Senate Approves Sweetened Movie-TV Tax Credit

    The California State Senate has approved legislation on a 32-2 vote to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its current size to $330 million annually over five years. The vote came on Friday afternoon, two days after...
  • Gatto-introduced hit-and-run bills headed to Brown's desk

    Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate. Both bills were introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake). One bill,...
  • California Incentives Bill Urges Trade Action to Curb Flight of VFX Jobs

    An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California's film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of generous subsidies. The amendment calls call for a strategy...
  • Messy bedding dots Capitol in ploy to tout mattress recycling bill

    Messy bedding dots Capitol in ploy to tout mattress recycling bill
    SACRAMENTO — People who do business at California's Capitol witness a lot of odd events outside the building's main entrances. Even so, some were jarred to see a handful of stained, lumpy mattresses covering the north steps. The bedding was a...
  • AIDS health group says lawmaker halted bill requiring condoms in porn

    An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los...
  • Moratorium sought on adult film shooting after new HIV case

    A trade association representing the adult film industry called for a nationwide moratorium on shooting Friday -- the second in the last month -- after another performer tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition called a weeklong moratorium...