(Sacramento) - In a speech to the Sacramento Press Club, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) unveiled the Blueprint for a Responsible Budget, the Assembly Democrats' plan for continuing fiscal responsibility, strengthening the middle class and delivering effective, efficient services for Californians. "During the past few difficult years long-term fiscal planning has waned, the middle class has suffered, and governmental services have in some cases deteriorated and become inefficient," Speaker Pérez said. "The Blueprint for a Responsible Budget will help us address those problems as we craft the state budget in the critical weeks after we get the updated economic figures from the Governor's May Budget Revision." The Blueprint for a Responsible Budget is based on the following three interrelated principles: Continuing Fiscal Responsibility; Strengthening the Middle Class; and Delivering Effective, Efficient Services for Californians. Here's the Speaker's power point presentation of the Blueprint for a Responsible Budget in this Assembly Access video.
Monday, 7 January 2013
Speaker Pérez: Remembering the Victims of Newtown
(Sacramento) - As the California State Assembly returned for the 2013/14 legislative session Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) called for a moment of reflection to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The Speaker said "We mourn the 20 children who were taken from their parents and their families at the beginning of a life filled with endless potential. We see the photos of their smiling faces, full of youth and vitality and happiness and our hearts break in sorrow."
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Speaker Pérez Unveils Middle Class Scholarship Act
(Sacramento) – Between triple digit fee increases and the struggling economy middle class Californians are being squeezed out of the opportunity to get a higher education. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez wants to renew the promise of a higher education for middle class students and their families. To renew that promise, Speaker Pérez has introduced the Middle Class Scholarship Act (www.middleclassscholarship.com) to reduce the cost of attending a CSU, UC or community college by two-thirds, saving thousands of students thousands of dollars every year. The Speaker says, not only do students deserve an opportunity to receive a quality college education, investing in California's students is an investment in our collective future. For every $1 we spend on higher education, the state gets a $3 return on its investment. The program will be funded by closing a wasteful tax loophole for out-of-state corporations.
Tuesday, 18 January 2012
Assembly Speaker John. A Pérez on the State of the State
(Sacramento) – Following Governor Brown's State of the State address Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez said, "The Governor presented a compelling argument for needed job creation measures to put Californians back to work, as well as new revenues to finishing up the hard work of putting California's fiscal house in order. He presented a comprehensive list of areas to move California forward, and my colleagues and I are looking forward to working with the Governor to achieve new progress for California."
Sunday, 1 January 2012
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 11:07
Speaker John A. Pérez Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s Budget Revise
SACRAMENTO – Speaker John A. Pérez released the following statement regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Revise Budget proposal announced today: “The Governor’s May Budget Revision is another key milestone in…Continue reading...
Monday, 13 May 2013 12:11
Speaker John Perez: Strengthen middle class, education
Excerpted from Capitol Weekly: 05/13/13 7:00 AM PST The strong revenue California collected in April is one more encouraging sign that after years of weathering the Great Recession we appear…Continue reading...
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 09:57
To Get California Working Again, Speaker Pérez Releases Assembly Democrats “Blueprint for a Responsible Budget”
SACRAMENTO—In a speech to the Sacramento Press Club, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) today unveiled the Blueprint for a Responsible Budget, Assembly Democrats’ plan for continuing fiscal responsibility,…Continue reading...
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:57
“Farm to Fork” Bill by Speaker John A. Pérez Passes Assembly Agriculture Committee
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Agriculture Committee unanimously passed Assembly Bill 38 by Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), which is an effort to ensure every California child has access to…Continue reading...
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 00:00
Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act by Speaker John A. Pérez Passes Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee
SACRAMENTO – The Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Act, authored by Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) passed the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee today, 8-0. Assembly Bill 639 provides California’s…Continue reading...
Monday, 29 April 2013 12:49
Assembly Sends Bill to Ease Business Filing Backlog to Governor
SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today passed Assembly Bill 113, legislation designed to end the backlog of business filing forms at the Secretary of State’s office and requiring the state…Continue reading...
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:00
Speaker John A. Pérez Statement on Forced Exide Plant Shut-Down by Department of Toxic Substances Control
SACRAMENTO – Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Department of Toxic Substances Control to order the Exide Battery Recycling Plant cease…Continue reading...
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:45
Speaker John A. Pérez Statement on Investment Plan from Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade
SACRAMENTO – Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding the release of the cap and trade investment plan from the Air Resources Board in response to…Continue reading...
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 00:00
OC Register: John A Pérez: Why we still need the Voting Rights Act
In 1988, during the first election I was old enough to vote in, Republican Party officials in Orange County sent uniformed guards to polling places in Latino neighborhoods. Once there,…Continue reading...
Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00
Speaker John A. Pérez Statement on Boston Marathon Bombing
SACRAMENTO – Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding today’s bombing of the Boston Marathon: “The thoughts and prayers of all Californians are with the victims…Continue reading...
Roger Dickinson – AD07
AJR 3: Urge Congress and the President for comprehensive immigration reform
"We are a nation of immigrants but our immigration system is truly broken. For too long, too many have suffered in the shadows working hard contributing to their communities, to our state, to states across this nation without legal status. For too long, too many have sought to become citizens of our nation of immigrants but are unable to because of the barriers and obstacles, the quotas that unfairly and unreasonably prevent them from doing so. For too long, CA has waited for true comprehensive immigration reform."
Rob Bonta – AD18
AB 180 - Firearm Measure To Protect Oakland
"Across our state, communities are suffering from a devastating combination of budget cuts to public safety and coinciding increases in violent crime. No one can deny that Oakland is suffering from among the worst gun violence in the state and in the nation. Oakland suffered from 131 homicides in 2012 – 21 more than 2011 and the highest in six years. Twelve of those victims were children."
Paul Fong – AD28
AJR 15 – Voting Rights Act
"Although blatant discrimination is less prevalent now than it was when the Voting Rights Act was first passed in 1965, discrimination in elections still exists. The Voting Rights Act—including Section 5—continues to be incredibly important to protecting the right of Americans to participate in our democracy."
Luis A. Alejo – AD30
AJR 15 – Voting Rights Act
"[The Voting Rights Act] was one of the most important pieces of landmark legislation pushed by Dr. Martin Luther King. Section 5 is still important in California and throughout the country to ensure that nobody's right to vote is abridged or denied."
Richard Bloom – AD50
AB1301- Create a moratorium on fracking
"My bill aims to start an open, honest and thoughtful dialogue among stakeholders on how to best protect the public's health safety and environmental resources against the inherent risks of hydraulic fracturing commonly referred to as fracking…The proposed moratorium will provide an opportunity to pause and create a process that incentivizes all stakeholders to come together to thoughtfully and comprehensively develop the appropriate laws and regulations needed to protect public health and safety and to address the other inherent environmental risks."