(Sacramento) – The state budget creates a blueprint of our values and is the most important series of decisions made by the State Legislature each year. In this Assembly Access video we meet the men and women who lead the charge through the trenches of budget warfare…the Budget SubCommittee Chairs.
On June 11, 2013 the California Business Properties Association named Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) as the Legislator of the Year. This award recognized Assemblymember Daly for his tireless efforts on behalf of strong economic growth and job creation in California. CBPA is the largest commercial real estate consortium with over 10,000 industry members.
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #4 which oversees state administration, finalized the subcommittee's work for the 2013-14 State Budget. Assemblymember Daly provided an overview to the full Assembly Budget Committee and it was voted out of committee and sent to the Assembly Floor along with the other four subcommittee reports. Hear Assemblymember Daly's wrap up in this Assembly Access Video.
Sacramento – The State Assembly voted 67-3 today to approve legislation by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) to facilitate an expedited project delivery of the Interstate 405 Improvement Project. Funded by voter-approved Measure M2, this project will widen the I-405 Freeway between the State Route 73 and I-605 Freeways.
“This proposal, if enacted, will result in reduced costs to taxpayers, while leading to improvements to traffic flow and road safety along one of the most heavily-utilized and congested interstate routes in the nation,” Asm. Daly said. “Every day, more than 300,000 vehicles travel on the I-405.”
Sacramento – Assemblymember Tom Daly (D–Anaheim), chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on State Administration, announced today that the committee has voted to allocate an additional $6 million to help California service veterans speed the processing of claims through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
According to the U.S.D.V.A., almost one million veterans nationwide are currently waiting for their benefit claims to be processed. The wait time for processing veterans’ claims has grown 20 times in the past four years.
SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic radio address, Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on State Administration, discusses the importance of Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 113 into law. The legislation, co-authored by Daly, was created to tackle the 122,000 backlogged business filings waiting to be processed at the Secretary of State’s office. It will also drastically cut the processing time of business filings from about 60 days to five business days. This paperwork establishes the legal identity of businesses, so new business owners cannot hire employees, sell to customers or sign contracts until their paperwork has been processed by the Secretary of State’s Office. AB 113 started in the Assembly six weeks ago and received bipartisan support from Californians up and down the state.
This week's radio address is 2:10.
Assemblymember Daly (D-Anaheim) applauds Governor Brown on signing AB 113 (Assembly Budget Committee), a bill co-authored by Assemblymember Daly that provides immediate support to the Secretary of State’s office to speed up the business filling process and eliminate an unacceptable backlog. Importantly, the bill requires that Secretary of State’s Office reduce processing time to between 5 to 10 days by November of this year.
“I thank Governor Jerry Brown for his leadership on this issue. This is an important step in reassuring businesses that the state seeks to encourage their entrepreneurial drive rather than allow bureaucracy to slow them down,” said Assemblymember Daly.
On April 27th, Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) attended the annual Black April Commemoration Ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial in Little Saigon. Joined by local and state elected officials, Assemblymember Daly and Senator Lou Correa presented an official Resolution of the California State Legislature honoring the sacrifices of the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and to commemorate the fall of Saigon.
For the past nine years, the California State Assembly has honored survivors of the Holocaust during Holocaust Remembrance Week. This year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council designated the week of April 7 through April 14 as the Holocaust Remembrance Week.
Assemblymember Tom Daly honored Mrs. Sarah Schweitz of Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana. A native of Greece, Mrs. Schweitz and her family escaped capture with the support of “righteous gentiles” or non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Sadly, many of her relatives died during the Holocaust. After immigrating from Greece, Mrs. Schweitz eventually settled in Orange County. She is an over 50 year resident of Orange County and over 35 year volunteer at Temple Beth Sholom. Mrs. Schweitz is truly a treasure to our community who has made it her life mission to promote education and tolerance.
The date of April 30, 2013, marks the 38th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Recognizing the importance of this event, Assemblymember Daly (D-Anaheim) is co-authoring a resolution with Senator Lou Correa (D – Santa Ana) honoring American and Vietnamese lives lost during the Vietnam War era. "Black April Memorial Week" also seeks to commemorate the countless Vietnamese who became political refugees following the fall of Saigon, which led to the creation of the largest diaspora in the history of Vietnam.