The City of Merced is located in the Central Valley of California. Merced is located approximately 110 miles southeast of San Francisco and 310 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The City has a population of about 80,542, and serves as the county seat. Read More
The city is located on Highway 33, along the Interstate 5 corridor, 280 miles north of Los Angeles, 92 miles south of Sacramento, 89 miles southeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southeast of Livermore. Read More
The City of Los Banos, population 37,017, is situated on the west side of Merced County and is the county's second largest city. The city is conveniently located in the center of California Read More
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California State Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) has been named as the 2015 Legislator of the Year by the Military Officers Association of America's California Council of Chapters (Cal- MOAA).
The Cal-MOAA Legislator of the Year Award is given to a California Senator or Assemblyman who has, in the previous year, worked to improve the lives of California's 1.9 million military retirees and veterans, as well as their dependants.
Assemblyman Gray is the first recipient of Cal-MOAA's newly implemented Legislator of the Year award.
(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, was a guest recently on KCRW’s Which Way LA program to discuss his committee’s upcoming hearing on possible regulation of daily fantasy sports (DFS). Assemblymember Gray has authored legislation – the Internet Fantasy Sports Games Consumer Protections Act – that will serve as the vehicle for regulating the industry. Hear the entire segment here:
(The entire segment is 11:58, Asm Gray joins the conversation at the 3:30 mark.)
The fantasy sports industry thrives by crafting a make-believe world. It would have you believe that its fantasy sports competitions are games of skill, rather than gambling.
That would be a joke if Congress hadn't granted the money machine that status in 2006 when it created the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Three years later, websites such as FanDuel and DraftKings started raking in millions of dollars a day from users. Both are now valued at more than $1 billion (and their customers at correspondingly less).
SACRAMENTO– On June 24th, Governor Brown signed into law a one-time Statewide Traffic Tickets/Infractions Amnesty Program. Assemblymember Gray is pleased to announce that the program became available on October 1st and will allow qualifying individuals to have older traffic ticket fines lowered or to get a driver’s license restored.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced), Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee, announced that the Committee will hold an informational hearing in the coming months on the issue of Daily Fantasy Sports wagering. The purpose of this hearing will be to inform the legislature and the public on the inner workings of this unregulated and lucrative industry.
“Recent events reported by the New York Times have highlighted the need to provide consumer protection to consumers who wager on Daily Fantasy Sports websites, i.e. Fan Dual, Draft Kings and Yahoo,” says Assemblymember Gray. “Daily Fantasy Sports betting is happening in California, whether we like it or not. This is an unregulated industry, whose revenue is in the billions of dollars. All other gaming activities in the State are subject to regulations that ensure a safe environment for gambling.”
SACRAMENTO-Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) applauded Governor Brown for signing AB 1130
which allows part-time health clinics (intermittent clinics) to keep their doors open for longer
hours to serve the needs of disadvantaged communities.
SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) today applauded Governor Brown for signing SB 107 which puts an end to a flawed property tax formula, which has cost Stanislaus County residents more than $70 million, known as negative bailout.
“While our local representatives have pushed this issue for decades, no prior administration has put in the time and effort to fix this problem,” said Gray. “This year we brought all parties together early, and today it has paid off.”
(Sacramento) – “Merced has truly lost a civic leader of enormous accomplishment and vigor.” That’s how Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) began his remarks as the California State Assembly adjourned in the memory of Denard Davis. Assemblyman Gray went on to say, “My family and I lost a friend, a role model, a confidant, a mentor, and an anchor. Denard Davis was truly a ‘larger than life’ figure whose life spanned a challenging era. He believed in education as the keystone of hope, not just for individuals, but for entire communities and his life was devoted to enhancing educational opportunities.” Watch Assemblyman Gray’s entire speech honoring the memory of Denard Davis in this Assembly Access video.
In the late 1990s, after vehicle Smog legislation was enacted to require that every car in California meet specific air-quality standards, a bill was passed that exempted every vehicle in the Bay Area.
It was not that the cars of Bay Area residents didn't pollute as much as cars in other parts of California. They did. But the emissions coming from those cars would be carried by ocean breezes into the Central Valley and become someone else's problem. Our problem.