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(SACRAMENTO) Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) issued the following statement on the Governor’s May Revision:
“The governor’s May Revision maintains the basic focus of the January budget, which included key investments in education and healthcare. This budget is far better than we have seen in recent years. However, because of impacts at the federal level regarding the Sequester, there will be fewer dollars for California.
I am fully supportive of our investments in education, healthcare, and paying down our debt. As Californians we must create a so-called rainy day fund, a 10% reserve that will allow us to begin to save for unexpected expenses. I look forward to working with Governor Brown to make sure we have a balanced budget.”
(SACRAMENTO) A bill by Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) that takes preventative measures to ensure patients are immediately notified of any serious public health risks, or safety recalls, of drugs made in compound pharmacies unanimously passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
“There is a demonstrable need for this bill as it would literally save lives,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “Ensuring consumer protection from out-of-state compounding pharmacies whose protections may not be as thorough as California’s is quite simply common-sense.”
(SACRAMENTO) Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva today announced her support for several new budget guidelines put forward by the State Assembly. The guidelines—known as a “Blueprint for a Responsible Budget,” feature a 10% rainy day reserve and reduced student fees to pre-recession levels at California’s public universities, including CSU, Fullerton, from the current costs of $5,472 per year to $3,283; a 40% reduction.
“This budget blueprint is a step in the right direction. Investing in our public education and reducing tuition for our thousands of students at CSU, Fullerton makes sense,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “Like the budgets I passed as mayor of Fullerton, it contains fiscal responsibility by including a 10% reserve and paying down our debt.”
On Saturday May 4, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) co-hosted a Community Coffee and Conversation at the Central Park Community Center in La Palma with that city’s mayor, Steve Hwangbo. Attendees, including several local government officials, discussed a wide range of current issues affecting the state of California.
“This was a very informative and productive discussion today,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “These community discussions are a good way for me to listen to my constituents’ point of view while informing them what is going on with their own state government.”
Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva started the conversation off with a discussion about growing jobs in California and the topic of business regulations. Education was also a major topic of the day as Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva discussed its importance. Toward this goal, the Assemblywoman spoke of the need to teach more technical skills in high school and finding ways to increase access to college.
In addition to co-host Mayor Hwangbo, among the local government officials were La Palma Councilmember Gerard Goehart, Los Alamitos Mayor Warren Kusumoto and former mayor of La Palma Larry Herman.
(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) joined other lawmakers at a recent state capitol news conference to voice her support for HomeAid’s 4th Annual Capitol Essentials for Young Lives Campaign. Essentials for Young Lives is a community-wide effort lead by HomeAid, in partnership with the First 5/Children and Families Commissions, to collect much needed items for homeless infants and toddlers. These “Essentials” include: diapers, baby food, wipes and other hygiene products. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva says sometimes it’s the basic essentials that make a huge difference in people’s lives.
Fullerton-- Almost 200 residents from all corners of the 65th Assembly District stopped by the district office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) for her open house on Thursday, May 2. Guests were given a full office tour at Fullerton Towers and mingled while having coffee, tea and dessert.
“It was fantastic seeing and meeting so many residents of the 65th District,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “Events like these are vital for informing me of my constituents views and wishes when I’m up in Sacramento.”
All of the artwork that was submitted to Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s district office through her 65th District Art Showcase was displayed in the conference room, reception area and surrounding offices. Many of the artists who submitted work were in attendance including members of the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention initiative.
Several local government officials were in attendance including Anaheim City Councilmen Jordan Brandman, Fullerton City Councilwoman Jan Flory, Fullerton Joint Union High School Board President Marilyn Buchi, Fullerton Joint Union High School Board Member Andy Montoya, Centralia School Board Member Steve Harris and Cypress School Board Member Steve Blount.
Also attending were Fullerton Police Chief Dan Hughes, Buena Park City Manager Jim Vanderpool and Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson.
Sacramento, CA- A bill by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva that seeks to help meet greenhouse gas reductions by allowing the use of recycled concrete, passed the state Assembly yesterday by a large bipartisan margin of 76 to 0.
Assembly Bill 221 states the environmental benefits of recycling reclaimed concrete materials when making new concrete by up-dating the concrete recycling provisions in the Public Resources Code.
Sacramento, CA- A bill by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) seeking to ensure that patients suffering from cancer and other diseases have access to fertility treatments by including them in California medical insurance plans, has passed the Assembly Health Committee by a vote of 12 to 6.
Joined by cancer patients, doctors and supporting organizations, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva spoke with reporters at the State Capitol before the vote where she explained that the bill would help provide a fair shot at parenthood for those who had to pay the price of infertility in exchange for life saving treatments.
SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – When Alice Crisci was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer five years ago, she paid to have her eggs harvested as part of a costly procedure before undergoing cancer treatment.
Now, a bill in the state Legislature would make California the first state in the nation to require insurers to cover fertility treatments for patients battling cancer and other serious diseases that often require treatments that can jeopardize their ability to have children.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Alice Crisci was diagnosed at age 31 with an aggressive form of breast cancer, she paid to have her eggs harvested as part of a costly procedure before undergoing cancer treatment.
The Los Angeles woman paid thousands of dollars out of pocket — putting the expense on a credit card — because fertility treatments were not covered by her insurance.