(Sacramento) – A crowd of people from Parent/Teacher Associations from around the state listened intently as Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) talked about the role of PTAs and education... Read More
Speaker Toni G. Atkins, joined by California Treasurer John Chiang, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Assemblymembers Ed Chau, Jimmy Gomez, and David Chiu, and other business and local leaders, today announced the Assembly Democrats proposal to create more affordable housing in California. Read More
California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and the Assembly Democrats have come up with a timely and reasonable plan to fix the Golden State’s freeways, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. Read More
Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins responds to reporters moments after Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his unprecedented fourth inaugural address in the Assembly Chamber, Jan. 5, 2015.
(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) says Governor Brown’s remarks to the Legislature today – which served as both his record setting 4th inaugural address and State of the State speech – did a great job setting the foundation for serious discussions in the coming year. Speaker Atkins says she especially appreciated the Governor’s emphasis on long term solutions to the pressing infrastructure needs of California and the proper implementation of health care and social safety net programs.
This year in California, "Snoopy" license plates were authorized to raise money for museums. About 4,800 people have ordered the new specialty plates with the cartoon character, but no one has received them.
California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins wrote the bill that created the plate based on the Charles Schultz character.
San Diego Democrat emphasizes civility, bipartisanship
Speaker Toni Atkins
SACRAMENTO — After being re-elected to the California Assembly’s top leadership post on Monday, Speaker Toni Atkins urged her fellow lawmakers to fight against university tuition hikes, help spur the economy and be mindful that “California has come back, but not all Californians have.”
(Sacramento) – After being unanimously re-elected as Speaker of the Assembly for the 2015-2016 legislative session, Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) addressed her colleagues and honored guests in a packed Assembly Chamber. She highlighted the importance of working together, keeping California’s economy on the right path and making sure higher education is affordable to all students, especially those from middle class homes. Here’s more from the Speaker in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/speaker
SACRAMENTO – Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today named Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), as Democratic Caucus Chair, adding to her Floor Leadership Team on the first day of the 2015-2016 session.
Assemblymember Eggman was first elected to the Assembly in 2012.
Speaker Atkins announced the members of her Floor Team late last week. They are:
Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), center, is sworn in as Assembly speaker by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu, as her spouse, Jennifer LeSar, left, watches at the Capitol on Monday. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)
Amid the feel-good proceedings of the Legislature's swearing-in ceremony, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins sent a clear signal Monday of a brewing policy showdown: the proposed University of California tuition hikes.
Atkins, the San Diego Democrat who was unanimously reelected speaker Monday, focused much of her remarks in the Assembly chamber on the UC regents' plan to increase tuition by as much as 5% each year for the next five years.