Every eligible local student should have access to an affordable, world-class education. Adequate funding for higher education is essential to the success of our children and the future of our state.
I strongly oppose the fee increase proposed for the University of California system by UC President Janet Napolitano. Instead, I am urging the Governor to meet with the UC President, and for legislative leaders to negotiate adequate funding for the UC in the Governor's budget.
Local middle-class families should not be burdened with higher-education expenses that far outpace inflation. The prosperity of our state depends on having educated individuals entering our workforce, ready to become prosperous citizens.
(Los Angeles) – Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has been calling for stronger penalties and new enforcement tools for police to stem the growing tide of hit-and-run accidents for years. Despite the Governor’s veto this year of two hit-and-run related bills authored by Assemblyman Gatto, he says he’ll come back with new versions of the legislation in the upcoming session. KNX 1070 Radio in Los Angeles spoke with Assemblyman Gatto about his plans. Hear the interview here: (3:06)
California has become the first state to mandate open access for the products of some taxpayer-funded research. On September 29 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act, coauthored by Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R–Palm Desert) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D–Los Angeles). AB 609, as the bill is known, ensures that those who stand to benefit most from state-funded research, such as healthcare providers, students and professors, biotech professionals, and anyone with an interest in the field, will have access to current research results free of charge.
SANTA ANA, Calif.—A Halloween tragedy that killed three teenage girls is shedding light on the epidemic of hit and run crimes in Southern California.
On Friday night, twin girls Alexandra and Lexi Perez, and their friend Andrea Gonzalez, all 13 years old, were killed around 6:45pm while crossing a street about a block away from their home. They had just left to start trick-or-treating in their Halloween costumes.
(Los Angeles) - Faced with the alarming reality that nearly 80% of hit and run drivers are never caught, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) was interviewed about his plans to reintroduce legislation aimed at catching hit and run drivers. Governor Brown vetoed Assembly Bill 47, which would have authorized a new “Yellow Alert System,” utilizing the state’s existing changeable message signs to broadcast the description of a suspected hit and run driver and his or her vehicle, if that driver caused serious injuries or killed someone. Assemblyman Gatto discussed the need for AB 47 with Bob Brill on KNX 1070 Radio.
Teachers, principals or administrators who monitor a student’s Facebook posts, Instagram photos or Twitter tweets must now notify the child’s parent under a new state law.
This past summer, while the online tabloids were puzzling over the whereabouts of recently deceased radio legend Casey Kasem, his body turned up in the unlikeliest of spots: a Montreal funeral home. The local press could find no Québécois connection to Kasem, which led everyone to wonder: why? And how?
Glendale, CA – Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has awarded Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) the Mkhitar Gosh medal in recognition of his contributions to strengthening U.S.-Armenia relations and many years of dedicated service on behalf of the Armenian-American community. The Mkhitar Gosh medal is named for the noted twelfth century Armenian clergyman, writer, and codifier of the Armenian civil and canon laws.
Since being elected in 2010, Assemblyman Gatto has worked with leaders in the Armenian community including Armenian General Counsel Grigor Hovhannissian, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, and representatives of the Armenian Council of America (ACA), the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), and the Unified Young Armenians (UYA), to improve U.S.-Armenian relations.
SACRAMENTO -- Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday requiring that all California teachers and school employees receive annual child abuse reporting training.
Aunque la fecha límite para que el gobernador Jerry Brown convierta propuestas en nuevas leyes de California es hoy a la medianoche, estas son algunas medidas que ya han sido promulgadas y que cambiarán la vida de los residentes de este estado.