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Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Calls for Alternatives to Gov. Brown’s Education Funding Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance met to discuss the Governor’s controversial Local Control Funding Formula. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D- Torrance), a member of the committee, requested that the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) propose alternatives to the formula to ensure that all school districts benefit under a [...]

Kevin Ware’s Injury Brings Renewed Focus to Injured Student-Athletes, says California State Senator Alex Padilla

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) called on the NCAA to raise their standards and adopt strong rules that require continued academic and medical support for injured student-athletes. “My thoughts and prayers go out to Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware for a speedy and complete recovery,” said Senator Alex [...]

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas will Host a Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Federal Budget

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas will host a telephone town hall at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, April 4, 2013, for interested residents of the San Fernando Valley to learn more about the impact of the House Republican Budget on San Fernando Valley families. Callers are invited to email [...]

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s Resolution to Overturn Citizens United Decision Passes First Major Legislative Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to limit corporate “personhood” for federal corporate campaign contributions overcame its first major legislative hurdle today, passing the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 7-2. The legislation, AJR 1, employs an exceedingly rare procedure outlined in Article V of the United States [...]

San Francisco’s First New Fire Station in More Than 40 Years to Meet Safety Needs of Vibrant, Growing Neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee cut the ribbon on the new Fire Station One, located at 935 Folsom Street in the South of Market neighborhood, which is the first new San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) fire station in more than 40 years. The new Fire Station One is [...]

U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas Marks Third Anniversary Of Affordable Care Act

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Saturday marked the third anniversary of the day President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley) released a statement marking the date: “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, working families in my community will now have access to health care,” [...]

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas’ First U.S. House Bill Honors Cesar Chavez

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced his inaugural piece of legislation in the United States House of Representatives. The bill, H.Res. 132, is a Congressional resolution honoring the life and activities of Cesár Chávez, the laborer and organizer who organized migrant and farm laborers in the [...]

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Votes Against ‘Devastating Republican Budget’

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley), member of the House Committee on the Budget, released a statement following his vote against the Republican budget, authored by committee Chair Paul Ryan. “Today, the House approved a budget that will once again devastate the middle class, [...]

SF Mayor Lee Announces Full Funding for GoSolarSF Program: Two Million Dollars for Solar for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the City’s successful solar initiative, GoSolarSF, will receive an additional $2 million in funding for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The additional allocation will increase the total funds available for GoSolarSF financial incentives starting July 1, 2013 to $4 million. GoSolarSF [...]

Jobs Potential for a FAA UAV Test Site in California to be discussed at Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) stated today that he was very bullish on the job and commerce opportunities for Ventura County and California as related to the massive aerospace job growth expected in non-military use of unmanned aerial vehicles. The chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace, Assemblyman Al [...]