Assemblymember Julia Brownley on Single Use Bag Ban:
"By passing AB 1998, California will signal to the nation its commitment to wean itself from a costly single-use carryout bag habit that is threatening marine life and spoiling our waterways. Communities across the state have already started this process, but it’s time for a uniform, statewide policy."
Speaker John A. Pérez on the Governor’s Plan Regarding Minimum Wage for State Employees:
"I have said consistently that the collective bargaining table is the appropriate and effective venue for the Governor to pursue changes to public employee's benefits and wages, and the agreements he reached earlier prove that point entirely…In the meantime, our focus will continue to be finding a budget solution that saves and creates hundreds of thousands of jobs, as the Assembly plan does, and addresses the long-term structural deficit in our budget, as the Senate plan does. The millions of Californians who worry about making the mortgage, paying tuition and feeding their families need us to come together and implement real solutions to get Californians working again, and that will remain the focus of the Assembly."
Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani on Helping California's Seriously Ill Children:
"The California Children's Services Program provides vital services to the most vulnerable Californians – children with serious medical conditions, such as cancer, congenial heart disease, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia. AB 1872 will ensure that California's sickest children continue to receive the care they need and that those hospitals receive appropriate reimbursement for their services."