(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) says the Governor delivered a strong message in his annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature. “He talked about our roots being really formed by immigrants who have helped build California. And that we’ll continue to stand with all Californians, including our immigrant neighbors,” said Assemblymember Thurmond. He says he was also pleased to hear the Governor say we will protect the gains made around health care. Here’s more from Assemblymember Thurmond in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/thurmond
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) says Governor Jerry Brown delivered a very dynamic State of the State speech in his annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature. “He struck a very optimistic tone but also a defiant tone,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “He talked a lot about this contrast between California and Washington and the fact that when we defend California values we’re really defending American values.” Watch this Assembly Access video to hear more of Assemblymember Mullin’s comments. http://www.asmdc.org/mullin
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) says the Governor’s annual speech hit on all the right points. “I was very pleased with the Governor’s strong message that California is not going to go backwards,” said Assemblymember Dababneh. “We’re going to continue to work on the progress made in his first six years.” Assemblymember Dababneh says he’s looking forward to working with the Governor on infrastructure improvements, investing in education and making sure that California remains “a beacon of hope” for everyone. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/dababneh
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) responded positively to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address. Minutes after the Governor delivered his remarks to a joint session of the California State Legislature, Assemblymember Limón said, “I’m very happy the Governor talked about the importance of education and the investments we’ve made over time. I think there is still some work to do, especially for higher ed.” Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear more of Assemblymember Limón’s comments regarding the Governor’s annual speech. http://www.asmdc.org/limon
(Sacramento) – Following Governor Jerry Brown’s annual State of the State address to a joint session of the State Legislature, Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) said the Governor and Assembly Democrats are on the same page with similar goals and plans. “The Governor’s overall theme of inclusion, of our mutual dependence amidst our state’s incredible diversity, resonates in this moment of national fear and division,” Assemblymember Chiu said, “He struck the perfect tone on immigration, health care, women’s reproductive rights, climate change and infrastructure.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/chiu
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) says he liked the Governor’s annual address to the joint session of the State Legislature and he hopes the Governor stays focused on the need to invest in transportation infrastructure. “As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee I am optimistic that along with the Governor and my colleagues we can move toward one comprehensive plan to fix our roads,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The time is now to come together on a comprehensive solution so we can keep California moving.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/frazier
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) says he proud to be living in California under Governor Jerry Brown. Assemblymember McCarty made his comments following the Governor’s annual State of the State address to a joint session of the State Legislature. “I think he had the right tone,” said Assemblymember McCarty. “Looking about where we’ve been in California. Some of our strengths…what we’ve done to increase funding for our schools and colleges, raise the minimum wage, working on environmental issues and health care. But also looking at some the threats and the issues that we need to tackle.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – La asambleísta Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) dice sentirse entusiasmada después de escuchar el informe anual del estado del gobernador Jerry Brown en una sesión conjunta de la Legislatura estatal de California. “Me siento esperanzada con la lucha que vamos a llevar a cabo,” declaró la asambleísta Rubio. “El hecho de que el haya mencionado los temas de transporte y viviendas asequibles me parece increíble. Lo necesitamos, especialmente en mi distrito”. Más en este video de Assembly Access. http://www.asmdc.org/rubio
(Sacramento) - Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) says she’s really “fired up” following Governor Jerry Brown’s annual State of the State address to a joint session of the California State Legislature. “I’m encouraged by the fight we’re going to take on,” Assemblywoman Rubio said. “His mentions about transportation and affordable housing is incredible. We need that, especially in my district.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/rubio
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As Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, I know the importance of college affordability and safety. We must ensure students are provided with safe learning environments. In addition, students need transparency in higher education costs in order to make informed financial decisions for college."
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