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Welcome to my legislative website. It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.
Merced—Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) has announced that the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will be providing free tax services to individuals with household incomes of $53,000 or less. The VITA Program will be hosting sessions in Modesto on Wednesday, April 1st and in Merced on Thursday, April 2nd. To participate, one must schedule an appointment and bring all necessary documentation to the appointment.
Interested individuals can call Gray’s office at 209-726-5465 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Date - Wednesday, April 1st
Time – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location – Maddox Youth Center, 615 Sierra Drive, Modesto, CA 95351
Date – Thursday, April 2nd
Time – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location – Boys & Girls Club of Merced, 615 W 15th Street, Merced, CA 95340
MERCED — Assemblymember Adam Gray announced that both of his district offices have California State Tax Forms available. Tax Day is April 15th, which is the deadline for filing Income Tax Returns.
“I am committed to ensuring that the community has access to information and the resources they need to file their income taxes,” Gray said.
The district offices are located at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 5800 in Modesto and at 690 W. 16th Street in Merced. The California State Franchise Tax Board can provide tax services and information to help taxpayers file accurately.
MERCED — Assemblymember Adam Gray announced his Satellite District Office Hours for the month of March 2015. The 21st Assembly District encompasses 8 communities throughout Merced and Stanislaus Counties. “I am committed to making myself available to every person, in every corner of my district. While my offices in Merced and Modesto are open full-time, I have set up ‘Satellite District Office’ hours where my staff will be available at satellite locations in order to bring constituent services closer to the people,” Gray said.
Satellite District Office Hours are held each month throughout the 21st Assembly district and are hosted by legislative staff. Staff members are available to assist constituents with casework matters relating to any level of government, but specializing in issues with State agencies- including the Department of Motor Vehicles, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and others. Office Hours are also an opportunity for constituents to propose ideas for legislation and to express their opinion on matters before the State Assembly.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Adam C. Gray’s (D-Merced) Assembly Bill 174 to train more doctors in the Valley cleared its first hurdle in the Assembly Higher Education Committee. The bill provides an ongoing source of funding to expand enrollment in UC Merced’s PRIME program and funds a two-year planning effort to establish a medical school at UC Merced.
“All the health insurance in the world cannot help someone unless they can get in to see their doctor,” said Gray. “Our healthcare issues go beyond a lack of insurance. There are simply too few doctors who practice medicine in the Valley.”
SACRAMENTO –On Monday, March 9th, Ms. Aubrey Nelson will be honored as the Women of the Year from the 21st Assembly District by the California State Assembly. Assemblymember Adam Gray nominated Nelson who will be honored at the ceremony at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Nelson has over 20 years of experience dedicated to community development and advocacy.
“Aubrey’s work as both an advocate for the community is remarkable,” states Gray. “She continues to put the needs of others first in all of her endeavors. She is a leader in our community and I respect her opinion and knowledge on matters that address the community’s needs. It is an honor to recognize her achievements.”
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) today proposed three new priority water bills aimed at mitigating the impact of the drought on farmers statewide and spurring Central Valley agriculture.
Assembly Bill (AB) 1242 prohibits the State Water Board from adopting water plans that significantly harm groundwater basins. For the past year, the Board has considered redirecting significantly more water away from agriculture and urban users to allow additional water to flow out to the San Francisco Bay Delta.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) announced the introduction of AB 1275 and ACR 36. AB 1275 would exempt veterans’ military retirement pay from the state income tax. In addition, ACR 36 would designate the Honor and Remember Flag as the state’s official emblem to recognize the contributions of the over one million fallen members of the United States Armed Forces and the sacrifices of their families.
"Veterans offer a broad spectrum of specialized skills gained during their careers in our nation’s armed forces,” said Assemblymember Gray. “California should make every effort to keep these retired, and soon to be retired, individuals living here in California.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) will chair two upcoming hearings of the newly created Assembly Select Committee on Rail. The first, slated for April, will be held jointly with the Senate Select Committee on Rail. It will focus on rail funding, governance, and safety
“Rail transportation is an important next step in California’s infrastructure future,” said Assemblymember Gray. “This Committee will serve as a platform through which to discuss and make recommendations about using rail systems as a resource to move people and goods around the state affordably and efficiently.”
(Sacramento) – Training and retaining more doctors in the Central Valley. That’s the goal of Assembly Bill 174, authored by Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced), in cooperation with Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres). AB 174 provides financial stability and room to expand enrollment in UC Merced’s medical school partnership with UC Davis – the San Joaquin Valley Program in Medical Education (PRIME). Additionally, the bill would appropriate the necessary resources to fund a two-year planning effort to establish a medical school at UC Merced. Valley Public Radio reporter Diana Aguilera spoke with Assemblymember Gray about AB 174 and filed this report. (1:13)