Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman believes it is her responsibility as an elected office holder to develop the next generation of leaders. This year, she is unveiling the start of a program to do just that for the 13th Assembly District: The Young Legislators Program, the goal of which is to prepare the young people of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Read More
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SACRAMENTO – A bipartisan majority of state legislators on Wednesday approved a financial audit of the controversial Twin Tunnels project.
The audit was requested by legislators representing the San Joaquin Delta, led by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, and State Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis. Their request followed revelations of questionable spending and accounting practices by at least one water contractor that would benefit from the project, and the announcement that the U.S. Dept. of the Interior’s Inspector General is auditing the federal Bureau of Reclamation’s financial support of the Twin Tunnels project.
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly District 13 Veteran of the Year for 2016 is a warrant officer and Blackhawk pilot from Stockton who served in the U.S. Army through four overseas tours and alongside some of the first female combat helicopter pilots.
Andrea “A.J.” Hurford, also served through “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and its predecessor policy, an outright ban on gay men and women serving in the military. An out-and-proud lesbian and past president of the Central Valley Stonewall Democratic Club, Hurford said she is also proud to have served in a military that now formally accepts her for who she always was.
The budget passed by the State Legislature Wednesday does many great things: it provides greater funding for affordable housing, builds the state’s Rainy Day Fund reserves, provides substantial new investment in higher education, and repeals the Maximum Family Grant.
The higher education provisions in total will make a great difference in the lives of Californians. The budget includes an additional $235 million for the California State University system, increases the number of slots for California students at Universities of California, caps out-of-state student enrollment, and provides another $190 million for the U.C. system. For community colleges, the budget supports two percent growth in enrollment and provides an additional $200 million to expand career technical education programs.
(Sacramento) - The California State Assembly adjourned in memory of the 49 people murdered in an attack of a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, requested the adjournment, and spoke of the importance of safe spaces for the LGBT community and the corrosive effect of homophobia. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Talamantes-Eggman’s eloquent comments on the Assembly Floor.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - The joint authors of California’s End of Life Option Act, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Lois Wolk (D-Davis), released the following statement on the enactment of the End of Life Option Act today:
“Today is a historic day for Californians who are terminally ill and want an additional option to those that previously existed. The End of Life Option Act is now law and available to terminally ill Californians.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, on Monday called for the resignation of the judge who sentenced a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman to just six months in county jail.
Brock Turner, 20, was arrested January 18, after two Stanford graduate students confronted him after spotting him lying on top of a woman near a garbage bin on the Palo Alto campus. He was convicted in May of three felonies: assault with intent to commit rape, sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object, and sexually penetrating an intoxicated woman with a foreign object. He could have been sentenced to up to 14 years in state prison; the prosecutor asked for six.
SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman that would make more fresh food available to food banks was passed from the Assembly on Wednesday on a vote of 70 to 0.
Farmers who donate food are eligible for a state tax credit, but are limited to fresh fruits and vegetables and must use a burdensome system to quantify the value of the donation. Eggman’s bill, AB 1577, expands the list of eligible foods to include nuts, beans, dried fruit and meat, among other foods.
SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, to force a public vote on a controversial plan to divert water from the Delta through two massive underground tunnels stalled in committee on Friday.
The progress of the bill, AB 1713, through the legislative process and all the way to the Appropriations Committee, just one step from a vote on the Assembly floor, was unprecedented. Similar bills introduced in the past have failed to advance from even a single committee.