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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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)
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) expressed outrage over audit findings that California’s multibillion dollar investments into solar panel and zero-emission vehicle technologies have heavily benefitted wealthy, highly educated, LA and Bay Area residents.
“Unfortunately, I cannot say I am surprised by the finds that these programs have benefitted the groups of people who least need the help,” said Assemblymember Gray. “Nearly 80% of households that benefit from these programs have incomes of $100,000 or more.”
MERCED — Assemblymember Adam Gray announced his Satellite District Office Hours for the month of February 2015. The 21st Assembly District encompasses 7 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.
Merced -- Assemblymember Gray (Merced) is encouraging local students to apply for financial aid either through the Cal Grant or the new Middle Class Scholarship program.
"Today, every low- or moderate-income student who meets the specified academic requirements
is guaranteed financial assistance. We must do everything we can to ensure that every qualifying
student takes advantage of this extraordinary opportunity,” Gray said.
Qualifying students receive Cal Grant awards from the State of California, which provide full
financing for tuition and fees at the California State University or the University of California.
Awards are also given to community college students and students entering private California
colleges. (Students attending community colleges have until September 2nd to submit a Cal
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) announced the introduction of AB 174 in cooperation with Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), which 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.
“Despite increased access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, emergency rooms in the Valley are increasingly congested,” said Assemblymember Gray. “There are simply not enough doctor’s offices here to meet the needs of the region.”
SACRAMENTO –After a successful fight to preserve state funds for FFA last year, Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced), expressed his pleasure that Governor Brown’s proposed budget maintains funding for one of the state’s most successful career technical education programs.
“Last year students, parents, teachers, and whole agricultural communities rallied to protect FFA,” said Assemblymember Gray. “While we still want to keep an eye on the numbers going forward, it appears that this year FFA is safe and sound. Governor Brown and the policy makers in Sacramento have heard our message.”