(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
Thursday, 23 May 2013 09:14
Statement by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez on Announcement of Health Insurance Plans to be Offered Through Covered California
SACRAMENTO--Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) today released the following statement regarding the announcement of the health insurance plans that will be offered by private insurance companies through Covered…Continue reading...
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:00
Assembly Advances Aid to Help California Veterans Obtain Benefits
SACRAMENTO – Advancing one of Assembly Democrats top priorities, a key Assembly committee today approved $6 million to help California veterans obtain the federal benefits they are owed, funding which…Continue reading...
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Speaker John A. Pérez Requests New Nominees for California Coastal Commission
SACRAMENTO – In letters to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and San Diego County City Selection Committee, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) today requested a new…Continue reading...
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...
Assemblymember Adam Gray – AD 21
"I want to thank the Governor for his prudent spending decisions contained within his budget revision. I find it refreshing that the Governor is taking a long-term view of our budget and reducing debt."
Assemblymember Marc Levine - AD 10
"The May Revision provides reason for cautious optimism. Revenues are up in the short term, but growth is not as fast as any of us would like. It is important that this budget continue to reflect our priorities… There is a lot of work ahead of us, but I believe this Budget will come to be seen as the light at the end of the economic tunnel."
Assemblymember Nancy Skinner – AD 15
"The Governor's May Revise affirms that our state is out of deficit and on the way to economic recovery. With much healthier revenues, California is beginning to restore funding to our schools and community colleges."
Assemblymember Das Williams – AD 37
"We are beginning to turn the corner after years of horrid education cuts. Complete restoration cannot happen overnight, but the governor's proposal, along with other legislative ideas, offers a strong roadmap for Californians to return to educational excellence."
Assemblymember Mariko Yamada – AD4
"As expected, the Governor’s May Revise strikes a balance between the temporary revenues granted us by the voters and a focus on recovering the California economy."
Assemblymember Toni Atkins – AD78
"I applaud Governor Brown’s cautious and balanced approach to state finances which prioritizes our investment in the future through education and healthcare…It is also consistent with the principles outlined in the Assembly Democratic Caucus’ Blueprint for a Responsible Budget, released last week – fiscal responsibility, strengthening the middle class, and delivering effective, efficient services for Californians."
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown – AD 47
"I look forward to working with my colleagues to review Governor Brown’s May Budget Revision proposal. I am very pleased to see that the budget calls for 56 new positions to help the Secretary of State eliminate the backlog and red tape of business filings. This will be very helpful for small businesses to stimulate economic growth and jobs for our region."
Assemblymember Ed Chau – AD 49
"As we spend the next month reconciling our priorities, I will be reviewing the Governor’s framework through the prism of principles outlined in our Blue Print for a Responsible Budget, which calls for ongoing fiscal responsibility, strengthening the middle class, and delivering effective, efficient services for all Californians."
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson – AD 7
"The Governor’s May Revise budget proposal is another encouraging indication that budget stability appears to have returned to California after years of financial struggle and education will receive desperately-needed additional funding. However, the May Revise continues to shortchange the most vulnerable in our state—such as those who need health care, child care, access to justice, or essential support services to escape poverty. By adopting a balanced budget, making prudent investments to help those in need and rebuild our economy, and protecting the state from future economic downtowns, we can continue to restore our GoldenState."