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4.21.23 A not-so-super majority

Excerpted from Politico

By Lara Korte, Jeremy B. White, Ramon Castanos and Matthew Brown

“Democratic Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris of Irvine, an author of one of the fentanyl bills, said partisan politics shouldn’t matter when it comes to the opioid crisis. ‘It scares the hell out of me,’ she said. ‘This keeps me up at night.’”

Volunteers Collect 1,625 Pounds of Trash at River Channel Cleanup in Orange County

COSTA MESA  Ahead of Earth Day, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris along with OC Coastkeeper hosted a river channel cleanup on Saturday, April 15, at the Santa Ana-Delhi Channel in Costa Mesa. Volunteers collected 1,625 pounds of trash ranging from large bulky items to bags, bottles, cigarettes and other micro plastics that would otherwise end up in the Upper Newport Bay and Pacific Ocean.

4.20.23 California lawmakers strike a deal to hear fentanyl bills

Excerpted from KCRA3

By Ashley Zevala

“I’m pleased by the actions taken on the Assembly Floor this morning to set a hearing next week to consider bills addressing the proliferation of Fentanyl in our communities," Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-Irvine, said.

4.17.23 Expanded access to exercise will make a healthier California

Excerpted from the Capitol Weekly

By Francesca Schuler

“Introduced by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine), AB 1338 will cover the cost of fitness memberships for Medi-Cal beneficiaries, helping to advance health equity, improve quality of life, and save on long-term health care costs for millions of Californians.”