SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, commemorates Women’s History Month, celebrating the achievements California women have made.
This week’s English radio address is 2:23.
AB 1884 deters emerging forms of auto theft and fraud through the lien sale process.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, has introduced AB 1884 which requires the use of a national tracking system to accurately trace the title and true owner of vehicles for virtually every lien sale.
Long Beach Democrat earns a top grade on the annual legislative scorecard
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, received a 100 percent grade on the 2013 Humane Scorecard, produced by the Humane Society Legislative Fund, which measures support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
“Long Beach has been a pioneer in animal welfare and habitat protection,” said Lowenthal. “I’m happy to take those same values to Sacramento to build a healthier, sustainable future for all Californians.”
(Long Beach) – California State Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) was happy with the great turn-out at a recent “Cash for College” workshop at Long Beach City College. Cash for College workshops allow students and families to gather expert advice regarding scholarships, grants and other college funding mechanisms. Assemblymember Lowenthal is especially excited about the new Middle Class Scholarship being offered for the first time this year. It allows families making $150 thousand dollars or less a year, a new way to fund their students’ college educations. Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.
Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D. appointed by CSU Trustees.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, praised the appointment of Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D. as the first female president of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and released the following statement:
Governor Brown’s 2014 State of the State Address offers a healthy prognosis for California.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, issued the following comment in response to this morning’s State of the State Address by Governor Brown:
“This morning, the Governor struck the right balance in celebrating the tremendous progress we’ve made over the past year, while urging caution for the challenges that remain,” said Lowenthal, chair of the Assembly Committee on Transportation. “I’m confident that by working together to pay down debt, increase our reserves, address the unfunded liabilities and invest in jobs and education, we’ll build a stronger, brighter future for all Californians.”
State’s top small business groups recognize Lowenthal’s commitment to jobs.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, once again earned top marks on the California Small Business Association (CSBA) and California Small Business Roundtable (CSBR) 2013 Legislative Honor Roll. 77 legislators are recognized for their ongoing non-partisan efforts to support small business success in California.
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done to bolster small businesses in Long Beach and across the state,” said Lowenthal. “Since 2010, we’ve added one million new jobs and created new tax credits and hiring incentives to keep the growth going, all while building a solid budget reserve to protect our economic health for years to come.”
A recent UCLA study shows that more than 80 percent of California workers who are owed back wages never recover them, even after a court order.
Backers of the bill say overtime, minimum wage and meal break violations are a big drain on the state's low wage workers, many of whom are immigrants who don't know their rights. Assembly member Bonnie Lowenthal is the bill's author.
AB 1525 would allow city clerks to perform marriage ceremonies.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, introduced her first bill for 2014 today, legislation that would allow city clerks to solemnize marriages. Sponsored by the City of Long Beach, AB 1525 (Lowenthal) adds city clerks to the list that already includes county clerks, judges, justices, mayors, county supervisors, legislators, and members of Congress.
Paw PAC recognizes the Long Beach Democrat as an ally of wildlife and the environment.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, received an “A” from Paw PAC on the organization’s 2013 Scorecard, which measured votes on a variety of bills affecting animals and the environment.
“Whether it’s defending wildlife or our coastline, we have a duty to preserve our ecosystem for future generations,” said Lowenthal. “Long Beach has led the way on policy to protect our pets and keep our waterways free from pollution. I’m happy to take those same values to Sacramento.”