Sacramento – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D – Alhambra) released the following statement upon announcement of the Governor’s May Budget Revision:
“Today, the governor laid out a budget plan committed to maintaining the fiscal stability that has resulted from tough but necessary budget cuts, supporting temporary tax revenues, and an improving economy.
However, we must build on that stability. As we spend the next month reconciling our priorities, I will be reviewing the Governor’s framework through the prism of principles outlined in our Blue Print for a Responsible Budget, which calls for ongoing fiscal responsibility, strengthening the middle class, and delivering effective, efficient services for all Californians.”
Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Judiciary passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra), to establish the California Language Access Task Force which would develop a statewide Language Access Plan with recommendations for court officials and staff to address language access issues in our court systems. Assembly Bill (AB) 1127 now awaits further review in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.
“With over 200 languages spoken in California, the state faces unique challenges in the delivery of government services,” said Assemblymember Chau. “Nowhere are the consequences of this daunting challenge more real than in the courts where the unmet need for language assistance can ultimately result in justice being denied.”
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra), to ensure that a portion of cap-and-trade revenues will be used to develop, demonstrate, and deploy the innovative technologies necessary to help meet the state’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Assembly Bill (AB) 1375 now awaits further review by the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.
“As the state works towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it is imperative that we invest in technologies to help meet our goals,” said Assemblymember Chau. “This bill will focus state revenue towards the development of clean technologies to achieve our emission reduction goals and create jobs.”
ALHAMBRA, CA – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra) presented eight outstanding women of the 49th Assembly District with the 2013 Women's History Month Leadership Award during a ceremony in the City of Alhambra. The award presented was in recognition of distinguished service in the areas of business, the non-profit sector, education, public safety, social services and veteran's affairs. The recipients of this distinguished recognition are:
Sacramento - Today, the Assembly Select Committee on Privacy, Chaired by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra), convened its first hearing to provide members of the legislature and the public with an overview of the major online privacy issues facing society.
"The protection of online privacy is of crucial importance in our rapidly growing digital world,” said Assemblymember Chau. “As technology becomes more sophisticated in its limitless collection of information, people are becoming more concerned about their privacy and how their personal information is safeguarded.”
Sacramento — Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D – Los Angeles) has appointed Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra) to Chair the Assembly Select Committee on Privacy. The committee will focus on various aspects of privacy, especially internet privacy.
“The issue of information technology and privacy will be a top priority for me during my time in the Legislature, and I am grateful for this appointment by the Speaker,” said Assemblymember Chau. “Safeguarding personal information continues to be a vexing issue across the country as more and more individuals express concerns about their privacy and the loss of control over their personal information in the digital realm.”
Cut to the chase.
Alhambra – Joined by law enforcement and the National Chinese Welfare Council of Los Angeles, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra) called attention to the need for constituents to stay vigilant and report any scams that may be directed at seniors.
“Stories about scams that prey on elderly and other vulnerable adults are seemingly endless and all too familiar to law enforcement,” said Assemblymember Chau. “Recently, scams perpetrated by strangers in our community are preying on our elderly’s finances and valuables through claims of bogus rituals.”
Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra) issued the following statement today on Governor Brown’s 2013 State of the State Address:
“I appreciate the Governor’s readiness to work with the Legislature to meet the challenges facing California and to seize new opportunities for the state.
Sacramento – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D – Alhambra) released the following statement upon announcement of the Governor’s 2013-2014 State Budget proposal:
“Governor Brown and his team have crafted a responsible budget that represents a good starting point as we work in the coming months towards advancing the goal of keeping the state’s fiscal house in order and improving our economic recovery.