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SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) was among four individuals that were inducted into the College of Social and Behavioral Science’s Hall of Fame at Cal State San Bernardino.
Her professional achievements, along with her lifetime of service to the city of San Bernardino and neighboring communities, earned her a spot as one the Class of 2015 inductees.
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) was recently given a three percent raise, but donated it to the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) during their 50th Anniversary Gala on Friday, May 15.
CAPSBC is a non-profit agency that provides food and financial services to low income residents.
“Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is deeply grateful for the support and generosity of Assemblymember Cheryl Brown. Ms. Brown’s commitment to the mission of CAPSBC is underscored not only by her generous spirit but by her continued advocacy at the State Capitol for our low-income communities,” said CAPSBC CEO Patricia L. Nickols-Butler.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, was honored as a 2015 Freedom Fighter by the Disabled Veterans Business Alliance at their annual capitol conference.
“This is a tremendous honor,” Assemblymember Brown said. “Both my father and brother were veterans who ran their own businesses, so I know firsthand the contributions that veterans make to our local communities and economy when they decide to be entrepreneurs after serving our country.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, releases the following statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s May Revise of the 2015-16 state budget:
“I am disappointed that the Governor’s revised budget does not include an increase to the SSI/SSP grants that help seniors and disabled adults who are living in poverty. Funding for this program was cut in 2008 and has not been restored despite the state’s improving economy and fiscal outlook. We have a silver tsunami coming in California. Every day for the next 14 years 1,000 people in our state will turn 65. The state budget needs to reflect this reality.”
By: Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino)
SACRAMENTO- How many times have we heard the phrase that “our budget is a reflection of our values; or a society is judged by how it treats its elderly, sick and disabled members?” Well, it's high time to reflect on our values and to be judged. Until we restore the cuts to our seniors and disabled, we are guilty of abandoning our ethical principles to care for those who are helpless.
On May 7, 2015, AB 474, a bill that would restore recession-era cuts made to the SSI/SSP program to balance the State’s budget, which helps seniors and disabled adults, was the victim of the California Legislature’s latest budget procedure. The Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation placed the bill on its suspense file. This procedure of a bill being placed on an Assembly Budget Subcommittee’s suspense file was unusual because normally fiscal bills go to the Appropriations’ suspense file.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) recently convened a roundtable meeting at the Gonzales Center in Colton to discuss transportation challenges facing transport, freight and logistics industry professionals in the 47th Assembly District.
Participating agencies included: C.R. England, Patriot Towing, the California Trucking Association, Union Pacific, A-2-Z Emissions Solutions, Colton Planning Dept., Center for Employment Training, Rail and Delivery Service, IE Corridor Transport Inc., The Complete Logistics Company, and Ashley Furniture.
The meeting began with a warm welcome by Mayor Richard DeLaRosa on behalf of the Colton City Council. Thereafter, Assemblymember Brown provided an introduction.
SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino),
Chairperson of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care,
announces that Dr. Dale Bredesen, Director of UCLA's Mary Easton
Center for Alzheimer's Research, will present recent research on
the effects of Alzheimer's disease during a hearing of the Assembly
Aging and Long-Term Care Committee on Tuesday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.
in room 127 at the State Capitol. The public is invited and
encouraged to attend.
SACRAMENTO - AB 474, a bill by Assemblymember
Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), was unanimously passed out of
the Assembly Committee on Human Services. AB 474 increases
California's contribution to the State Supplemental Payment Program
(SSI/SSP), an income support program that assists seniors, blind
and disabled residents who are unable to work.
SACRAMENTO - AB 1, by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), passed out of the Assembly today with broad bipartisan support, 78 to 0. AB 1 prohibits municipalities from fining their residents for not watering their lawn when a drought emergency is declared by the Governor.
“California is facing extreme drought conditions and it is completely irresponsible for a municipality to penalize its residents for conserving water,” Assemblymember Brown said. “If California is going to manage its water resources efficiently, then we cannot fine individuals for doing their part.”
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino), announced today that $150,000 in tax credits was awarded to C.B. Nichols Egg Ranch in Colton and $480,000 in tax credits was awarded to Mulhauser Steel in Bloomington. These companies qualified for these tax credits through the California Competes Tax Credit program.
“C.B. Nichols Egg Ranch and Mulhauser Steel collectively invested $20 million in the 47th Assembly District and I am extremely happy that GO-Biz has rewarded their contribution to California’s economy,” Assemblymember Brown said.