(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, announced his introduction of Assembly Bill 2710, a bill that would ensure greater transparency and accountability to prevent excessive school administrator compensation packages such as that recently reported in the Centinela Valley Union High School District.
“School districts should be spending taxpayer dollars on the kids, not on excessive administrator paychecks,” said Muratsuchi. “While the vast majority of school administrators are honest, hardworking educators, I want to set up a system so that we can prevent abuse and ensure greater transparency and accountability in school districts throughout the state.”
(Sacramento) – California’s coast has been, and is, enjoyed by millions of Californians and visitors every year. Protecting the California coast is a top priority for Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance). That’s why he wrote Assembly Bill 754. It allows taxpayers to make a donation to the preservation of California’s coast when filing their taxes. Here’s more from Assemblymember Muratsuchi in this Public Service Announcement.
GARDENA, CA – 72 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, leading to the imprisonment of some 120,000 Americans and legal residents solely based upon their Japanese ancestry. Without any evidence of military necessity, over a hundred thousand Americans were forced from their homes and placed into internment camps.
Today, Assemblymember Muratsuchi and South Bay elected officials, as well as a distinguished group of scholars and advocates from the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (JCI), gathered to commemorate a Day of Remembrance in honor of the victims who suffered during this dark period in American history.
AB 777 incentivizes local manufacturing by modernizing tax policy, creating opportunities for private space exploration
SACRAMENTO –Assembly Bill (AB) 777, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), unanimously passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee this morning.
“I introduced this legislation to meet the needs of businesses in the burgeoning field of private space exploration and I am pleased that AB 777 is gaining momentum and is well on its way to the Senate Floor, and ultimately, the Governor’s desk,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 85 on the Assembly Floor, calling on California to commemorate February 19, 2014 as an official “Day of Remembrance” in honor of the hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans who were discriminatorily incarcerated during World War II.
72 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, leading to the imprisonment of over 100,000 Americans and legal residents for the sole reason that they were of Japanese ancestry. Without any evidence of military necessity, over a hundred thousand Japanese Americans were forced from their homes and placed into internment camps.
Muratsuchi is Committed to Saving ROC/Ps like SoCalROC
TORRANCE, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, is championing efforts to save Regional Occupation Centers/Programs (ROC/P) that provide Career Technical Education (CTE) for California students.
Standing alongside Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson at a press conference held at the Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC) in Torrance, Assemblymember Muratsuchi emphasized the vital role CTE plays in creating pathways to rewarding careers in a competitive job market.
AB 777 to create thousands of manufacturing jobs in the private space exploration industry
SACRAMENTO – With overwhelming bipartisan support, the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 777 authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Select Committee on Aerospace.
“Private Space Exploration is one of the most exciting new industries in California,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “With this bill, California can incubate and grow this new industry and create thousands of good paying manufacturing jobs locally and statewide.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, today released the following statement in response to the Governor’s 2014 State of the State Address:
“The Governor’s State of the State Address combined a positive vision for California with a prudent approach to state spending. I share the Governor’s commitment to responsible governance, including his proposals to pay down California’s “Wall of Debt” and the establishment of a healthy rainy day reserve. By adopting these measures, California will become far less vulnerable to the state’s volatile revenue streams and move toward long-term economic stability.
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is very happy with the vision laid out in Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address. As a former school board member, Assemblymember Muratsuchi is heartened by the governor’s pledge to restore funding to public schools. And even though Assemblymember Muratsuchi declared, “California is back,” he still recognizes the importance of a rainy day fund for tougher times that could come in the future. Watch Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s full response in this Assembly Access Video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, today released the following statement in response to the Governor’s 2014-2015 budget proposal:
“I support the Governor’s emphasis on fiscal prudence and responsible governance. In particular, by setting aside a significant rainy day fund, California can avoid the boom and bust budget cycles of the past and work toward long-term economic stability.