SAN DIEGO—Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding the Citizens Stadium Advisory Group (CSAG) plan that was announced earlier today:
“Mayor Faulconer’s Citizens Stadium Advisory Group has put in a lot of hard work, and the financing plan they have produced is a good tool for moving the discussion forward. Not to mix sports, but the ball is now in the Chargers’ court, and we need to see what their commitment is to staying. We must be clear that we want the Chargers in San Diego, but only if the deal makes sense for San Diegans. I look forward to continuing to be part of the discussion with the Mayor, the City Council and the community to see if the right agreement can be reached. As I have stated previously, if an agreement can be reached, I am committed to making sure San Diego can benefit from state legislation that is consistent with what other cities have received for their sports facilities.”
SACRAMENTO—Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s May Revise of the 2015-16 state budget:
“The Assembly has made clear our budget priorities include reducing poverty, restoring funding for schools and early childhood education, improving higher education funding, building reserves and paying down debt, and providing a down payment for transportation infrastructure.
SACRAMENTO- The Assembly is introducing
legislation to provide relief for Corinthian College students
facing serious educational and financial setbacks due to the
for-profit college system shutting down earlier this week.
SACRAMENTO-In a letter to House Majority Leader
Kevin McCarthy and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Assembly Speaker
Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and other legislators called on
California's highest-ranking members of Congress to make revisions
to H.R. 1770, the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of
2015, to ensure the bill does not weaken California's existing
SACRAMENTO-A bill by Speaker Toni G. Atkins to
alleviate California's housing crisis passed the Assembly Housing
and Community Development Committee today. AB 1335, the Building
Homes and Jobs Act, creates a permanent funding source for
(Sacramento) – Speaker Toni G. Atkins’ AB 1407, which authorizes a court to direct a wireless telephone service provider to transfer billing rights and responsibility to a requesting party in domestic violence cases, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.
“Allowing these victims to use their wireless number and access to their contacts and other information stored within the phone is important to their safety and for emotional support,” said Speaker Atkins (D-San Diego). “This bill offers an opportunity to provide the courts and wireless telephone service providers with the ability to help individuals in particularly difficult situations maintain a lifeline to life-saving resources and their support network.”
It is no secret that San Diego is home to some fresh, delicious seafood. From fish tacos to fine dining, San Diegans have made seafood a healthful staple on their dinner plates.
And now, to supplement your frequent trips to the Brigantine, Puesto, and other local seafood eateries, my “Pacific to Plate” legislation will make it easier for you to bring home locally caught and cleaned seafood directly from San Diego fishermen.
SACRAMENTO—Speaker Toni G. Atkins’ AB 1071, which requires the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) to establish a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) or policy to assist environmental justice communities, passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee today.
“Many communities both rural and urban across California are disproportionately impacted by various types of environmental pollution,” said Speaker Atkins (D-San Diego). “These impacted communities need resources to combat and address the negative environmental and public health impacts affecting their neighborhoods. Environmental Justice Supplemental Environmental Projects are a direct environmental and public health investment in these neighborhoods.”
Small businesses are the lifeblood of California’s economy; our 3.4 million small businesses account for 99 percent of the state’s employers and employ more than half of our workforce.
That’s why we’ve created incentives to help businesses thrive, such as tax credits aimed at job creation, and established a state office dedicated to economic and business development.
A prime example of our efforts to support small businesses is the California Research Credit. It was created in 1987 for companies to earn a tax credit to reinvest in research and development. Unfortunately, some businesses have been unable to use these credits.