What Members Are Saying

Assemblymember Mariko Yamada – AD4

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Assemblymember Mariko Yamada – AD4
"As expected, the Governor’s May Revise strikes a balance between the temporary revenues granted us by the voters and a focus on recovering the California economy."

Assemblymember Das Williams – AD 37

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Assemblymember Das Williams – AD 37
"We are beginning to turn the corner after years of horrid education cuts. Complete restoration cannot happen overnight, but the governor's proposal, along with other legislative ideas, offers a strong roadmap for Californians to return to educational excellence."

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner – AD 15

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Assemblymember Nancy Skinner – AD 15
"The Governor's May Revise affirms that our state is out of deficit and on the way to economic recovery. With much healthier revenues, California is beginning to restore funding to our schools and community colleges."

Assemblymember Marc Levine - AD 10

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Assemblymember Marc Levine - AD 10
"The May Revision provides reason for cautious optimism.  Revenues are up in the short term, but growth is not as fast as any of us would like. It is important that this budget continue to reflect our priorities… There is a lot of work ahead of us, but I believe this Budget will come to be seen as the light at the end of the economic tunnel."

Assemblymember Adam Gray – AD 21

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Assemblymember Adam Gray – AD 21
"I want to thank the Governor for his prudent spending decisions contained within his budget revision.  I find it refreshing that the Governor is taking a long-term view of our budget and reducing debt."

Statement By Assemblymember Roger Dickinson – AD07

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Roger Dickinson – AD07
AJR 3: Urge Congress and the President for comprehensive immigration reform

"We are a nation of immigrants but our immigration system is truly broken. For too long, too many have suffered in the shadows working hard contributing to their communities, to our state, to states across this nation without legal status. For too long, too many have sought to become citizens of our nation of immigrants but are unable to because of the barriers and obstacles, the quotas that unfairly and unreasonably prevent them from doing so. For too long, CA has waited for true comprehensive immigration reform."

Statement By Assemblymember Rob Bonta – AD18

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Rob Bonta – AD18
AB 180 - Firearm Measure To Protect Oakland

"Across our state, communities are suffering from a devastating combination of budget cuts to public safety and coinciding increases in violent crime. No one can deny that Oakland is suffering from among the worst gun violence in the state and in the nation. Oakland suffered from 131 homicides in 2012 – 21 more than 2011 and the highest in six years. Twelve of those victims were children."

Statement By Assemblymember Paul Fong – AD28

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Paul Fong – AD28
AJR 15 – Voting Rights Act

"Although blatant discrimination is less prevalent now than it was when the Voting Rights Act was first passed in 1965, discrimination in elections still exists. The Voting Rights Act—including Section 5—continues to be incredibly important to protecting the right of Americans to participate in our democracy."

Statement By Assemblymember Luis A. Alejo – AD30

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Luis A. Alejo – AD30
AJR 15 – Voting Rights Act

"[The Voting Rights Act] was one of the most important pieces of landmark legislation pushed by Dr. Martin Luther King. Section 5 is still important in California and throughout the country to ensure that nobody's right to vote is abridged or denied."

Statement By Assemblymember Richard Bloom – AD50

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Richard Bloom – AD50
AB1301- Create a moratorium on fracking

"My bill aims to start an open, honest and thoughtful dialogue among stakeholders on how to best protect the public's health safety and environmental resources against the inherent risks of hydraulic fracturing commonly referred to as fracking…The proposed moratorium will provide an opportunity to pause and create a process that incentivizes all stakeholders to come together to thoughtfully and comprehensively develop the appropriate laws and regulations needed to protect public health and safety and to address the other inherent environmental risks."