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SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) has proposed Assembly Bill (AB) 2728 which would provide funding to rehabilitate California’s dilapidated roadways.
“Redirecting Truck Weights fees back to their intended purpose will help California invest in our State Highways, and create about 18,000 good jobs,” said Assemblymember Henry T. Perea. “These fees would provide funding for projects leading to a beneficial multiplier effect in the state economy, through the vital creation of new jobs and overdue investment in our transportation infrastructure.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) is pleased to announce that this month the Department of Housing and Community Development awarded the City of Parlier a grant of $3,798,000 from the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). This award is specifically for Avila Avenue Apartments II.
“The HOME Investment Partnerships Program’s grant will pay for 24 new units of affordable housing to be built in Parlier,” Assemblymember Perea said. “The new development will benefit those in need of affordable housing in the Central Valley. This is a huge win for residents of Parlier”
(From left to right Maisie Young, Debbie Garret, Asm. Perea, Bren Flowers, Janet Salcedo, Cynthia Sapien)
FRESNO – This afternoon, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) hosted a district Woman of the Year Awards Ceremony in honor of Women's History Month at Engelmann Cellars in Fresno. Perea presented awards to five Assembly District 31 residents who made significant contributions to our community in five categories including: health, community advocacy, education, youth activism, and public policy advocacy.
FRESNO – At a press conference this afternoon, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and Assemblymembers Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced Assembly Bill 2686 is the solution to the state’s failing water system. They were joined by the Latino Water Coalition, Nisei Farmers League, the Building and Construction Trades Council of Fresno, and Fresno Irrigation District
“We have until June 26th to send a viable water bond to the Governor, and because AB 2686 is the only bond of the seven proposals in the Legislature that has bipartisan support and that provides benefits for all parts of the state, especially the Central Valley, it is the bond that is supported by the most diverse key groups of stakeholders,” said Assemblymember Perea. “Our bond is the only bill that has the support to get to the finish line and ultimately gain voter approval.”
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Insurance Committee Chair, Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), released the following statement in light of the audit report of the Employment Development Department (EDD) released today:
“Today’s audit report on EDD points to more evidence that Unemployment Insurance program operations could use improvement, and the need for ongoing oversight, including the audit I requested to examine claimant appeals,” said Assemblymember Perea. “After conversations with the department, I am optimistic they will take full advantage of the federal program offered to them by September of this year.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) requested the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approve an audit of the Employment Development Department (EDD). With JLAC approval of the audit as a top priority, the state auditor will begin the process of examining the department’s practices and policies.
“When over half of unemployment insurance claimants who appeal their EDD decision win their cases, there is clearly a breakdown in the system,” said Assemblymember Perea. “This audit will get to the bottom of the breakdown and help us implement practices that will streamline the system so people won’t have to go through the difficult process of appeal while having no means to pay their bills or put food on the table.”
FRESNO – This morning, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) honored Fresno State Dean Luz Gonzales as the 31st Assembly District's 2014 Woman of the Year. Dean Gonzalez was selected for her unwavering dedication to the community and to the young people of the Central Valley. This year, the theme is "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment."
"Dr. Luz Gonzalez is the epitome of this year's Women's History Month theme," said Assemblymember Perea. "From farmworker to professor, she empowered herself to make great achievements and tremendous contributions to our community. Her passion for education is unprecedented and her wisdom leaves long-lasting marks on students."
FRESNO – This morning, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) hosted an African-American Heritage Awards Ceremony in honor of Black History Month at Vintage Rose of Fresno. Perea presented awards to six Fresno County residents who made significant contributions to our community in five categories including: health, community advocacy, education, volunteerism, and youth activism.
SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and joint authors Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) along with co-author Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) introduced a comprehensive water bond proposal. Because Assembly Bill (AB) 2686 is the water bond proposal that provides enough funding to complete the water infrastructure investments California needs, it is supported by a bipartisan coalition of legislators and various stakeholders with diverse interests.
“Amongst the various water bond proposals, AB 2686 is the only proposal that offers a framework with the funding and priorities to properly plan for California’s water future,” said Assemblymember Perea. “With surface storage, clean and safe drinking water, and Delta sustainability at the forefront of my proposal, Californians will keep their jobs and be able to put food on the table. This bond goes beyond satisfying the immediate needs the drought has created –it provides for generations to come.”
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) has introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1960 to ensure that clinicians at State Hospitals have access to the criminal records of patients committed through the criminal justice system to assist them in the placement and treatment of patients.
“Doctors at Coalinga State Hospital in my district and in other State Hospitals are lacking the information they need to create a safer environment for both patients and employees,” said Assemblymember Perea. “With all the relevant information, doctors will be able to provide patients with the best and most individualized treatments plans.”
“We are pleased to be working with Assemblyman Perea and appreciate his efforts to make our state hospitals safer for patients and staff,” said Dr. Kate Warburton, Medical Director of the Department of State Hospitals. “Allowing our clinicians to have better access to patient criminal history records will improve treatment and the environment in which it is provided.”