SACRAMENTO—Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement regarding the passing of Senator Sharon Runner:
“Throughout her service in the Assembly and State Senate, Sharon Runner worked tirelessly on behalf of her constituents and all of California's children. Senator Runner also showed great leadership in the cause of increasing organ donation, and it would be a great tribute to her memory for more Californians to sign up to be part of this vital program. On behalf of my colleagues in the Assembly we join Senator Runner’s family and her countless friends in mourning her passing. ”
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today released the following statements on the Legislature’s passage of the nation’s strongest gun-violence prevention measures.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2016-17 state budget:
“The budget the Governor just signed reflects the Assembly’s top priorities, including lifting families out of poverty, increasing access to early childhood education, and making college more accessible for California students. This balanced, on-time budget – which also responsibly grows the state’s rainy day fund – is the result of hundreds of hours of public hearings. That shows the budget process is working and our final product means California is in stronger fiscal shape than we have been for years.”
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued the following statement following His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama addressed a joint convention of the California Legislature:
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered an important message that is particularly resonant given our times – education leads to greater compassion, greater compassion leads to inner peace, and inner peace can prevent the problems of our world.”
SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement following the passage of the Budget Conference Committee report:
"The Budget Conference Committee’s report is both responsible and visionary. The report reflects many of the Legislature’s top priorities, including reducing poverty, restoring funding for schools and early childhood education, making college more accessible and affordable for California students, increasing the availability of affordable housing, and protecting California’s fiscal future by building up our budget reserves. The budget agreement also includes many elements of the Governor’s May Budget Revision, and we look forward to working with him to finalize another balanced, on time budget by June 15th."
(Sacramento) - Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and the Chairs of the five budget subcommittee met with the media today to discuss the Assembly budget plan developed through dozens of hearings over the past five months.
The budget sub-committee chairs are: Budget Sub-Committee #1 on Health and Human Services Chair Tony Thurmond; Budget Sub-Committee #2 on Education Finance Chair Kevin McCarty; Budget Sub-Committee #3 on Natural Resources and Transportation Chair Richard Bloom; Budget Sub-Committee #4 on State Administration Chair Adrin Nazarian; and Budget Sub-Committee #5 on Public Safety Chair Nora Campos
Local Emergency Room Physician to Focus on Healthcare, Water, Jobs
(SACRAMENTO)—Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) took the oath of office to serve as the Assemblymember of the 31st District today in a brief ceremony on the Floor of the California Assembly.
“It is an honor to represent the Central Valley,” said Dr. Arambula. “I intend to be a true public servant, and listen more than talk. Most importantly, every decision I make will be in light of the needs of the constituents I am so proud to represent.”
“Dr. Arambula has dedicated his life to serving his community – first as an emergency room physician, and now as a member of the Assembly,” said Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount). “Representing a district that shares many of the challenges Dr. Arambula’s constituents face, I know he will be an effective and dedicated advocate for the people of the Valley.”
(Sacramento) – Joined by a diverse coalition of families and advocates, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 908, a measure authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), into law today. Under AB 908, California will lead the nation once again by significantly expanding its Paid Family Leave program (PFL) by increasing wage replacement payments from 55% to 60% - 70%, depending on income level.
“Today marks a significant victory for all Californians,” said Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez. “Paid Family Leave is a lifeline for countless families in our state. However, workers already living paycheck to paycheck on 100 percent of their salary simply could not afford to use a program for 6 weeks at nearly half of their wages. That’s why I authored AB 908, to fix this inequity and ensure all who pay into this vital program can afford to use it, regardless of their income.”