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Assemblyman Rendon Honors Lakewood’s Dennis Lander As Veteran of the Year

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today honored Lakewood resident Dennis Lander as 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District.

“Dennis not only served our country heroically in Vietnam but has been a leading advocate for remembering the sacrifices of our fallen troops,” Rendon said. “Dennis is a treasure of our community and I am proud to honor him as Veteran of the Year.”

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Rendon Highlights $1 Million Tax Credit Awarded to Paramount’s Weber Metals

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced the award of $1 million in tax credits to Paramount-based Weber Metals, Inc.  With the support of the tax credit, Weber Metals will add 26 new full-time employees through the California Competes Tax Credit program.

“It is critical that California stay competitive in the international economy we live in,” Rendon said. “This tax credit will help Weber Metals expand its business here in California and continue their innovative work in the global aerospace industry.”

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Assemblyman Rendon Statement on Final Budget Agreement

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Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) made the following statement after Governor Brown and legislative leaders announced a finalized 2015-16 budget:

I commend Speaker Atkins and Assembly Budget Chair Weber for their leadership in negotiating a budget with Governor Brown that practices fiscal restraint while making key investments in services that benefit working families, students, and the neediest among us.

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Assemblyman Rendon Honors Robert Earl’s BBQ As Small Business of the Year

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Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today honored Robert Earl’s BBQ, represented by owners Robert Earl and LaTonya Cox, as the 2015 Small Business of the Year for the 63rd Assembly District.

“In just a short time in business, Robert Earl’s BBQ has become a mainstay of our community and an anchor of the restaurant revolution in North Long Beach,” Rendon said. “The devotion Robert and LaTonya put into their work epitomizes the many contributions small business owners make in our everyday lives.”

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Assembly Approves Rendon’s Safe School Drinking Water Proposal

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Legislation Helps Schools Develop Water Infrastructure

Sacramento, CA – The State Assembly yesterday unanimously approved Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) legislation that assists schools with their safe drinking water needs.

“In 2013, California declared a ‘Human Right to Water,’ affirming a state priority to have universal access to safe, clean, and affordable water,” said Rendon, author of Proposition 1, the $7.1 billion water bond voters approved in November 2014. “Now is the time to invest in the health of our children and the integrity of the water systems they rely on at school.”

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Rendon L.A. River Restoration Plan Unanimously Passes Assembly

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Update to L.A. River Master Plan Aligns Upper & Lower River Restoration Plans

Sacramento, CA – The State Assembly unanimously voted today to pass Assembly Bill 530, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) legislation that spurs much-needed revitalization of the entire L.A. River.

“The L.A. River is a natural resource that all communities in our region should have access to,” Rendon said. “The unanimous support of the Assembly, along with community and elected leaders from throughout Los Angeles County, highlights the wide consensus backing this effort.”

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Rendon Public Utilities Commission Reform Legislation Passes Assembly

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AB 825 Part of Reform Package Establishing New Levels of Transparency and Oversight

Sacramento, CA – The State Assembly today unanimously approved Assembly Bill 825 by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) to bring increased transparency and independent oversight to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

“Newspaper headlines on a near daily basis have exposed controversies within the CPUC and highlight the pressing need for transparency and oversight over the commission,” Rendon said. “This proposal makes steps toward reforming the CPUC and restoring the commission’s trust with the public.”

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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Votes to Support Rendon L.A. River Legislation

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Update to L.A. River Master Plan Aligns Upper & Lower River Restoration Plans

Sacramento, CA – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last Tuesday to support Assembly Bill 530, Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) proposal that spurs much-needed revitalization of the entire L.A. River.

“The L.A. River is a natural resource that all communities in our region should have access to,” Rendon said. “The support of the Board of Supervisors, along with community and elected leaders from throughout the county, highlights the wide consensus backing this collaborative effort.”

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Rendon Measure to Inform Voters of Unconstitutional Ballot Measures Approved by Assembly Committee

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Proposal Authorizes Attorney General to Label Potentially Unconstitutional Measures on Signature Petitions

Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee today approved Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) initiative reform proposal that authorizes the Attorney General to label potentially unconstitutional measures on signature petitions.

“The recently proposed anti-gay ballot measure violates the spirit of the initiative system,” said Rendon. “Voters should be informed when they sign on to a potentially unconstitutional proposal.”

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Rendon CPUC Court Review Legislation Clears Assembly Committee

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Legislation Provides Record Review Process for CPUC Decisions

Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Anthony Rendon’s (D-Lakewood) legislation that establishes a court review process for California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decisions today cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

“Recent controversies within the CPUC prove the need for enduring oversight,” Rendon said. “Allowing for record review of CPUC decisions holds the commission accountable for its actions while providing consumers an opportunity to pursue justice.”

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