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Friday, November 20, 2020

Health care spending increasingly threatens California family budgets. How will California ensure that health care is affordable in the wake of the pandemic?  

Join Assemblymember Marc Berman for a panel discussion moderated by Vicki Veenker, who convened the diverse coalition of stakeholders that developed an innovative cost containment solution.

Top Bay Area health policy experts brought together by Convergence Center for Policy Resolution will describe their recommendation and address:

Monday, November 9, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting, has announced he will introduce legislation to require that all active registered California voters be mailed a ballot for all future elections following the successful implementation of such a policy for the 2020 General Election.

Friday, October 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO — On Monday, November 9th, Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) will host a panel of health policy leaders to discuss their innovative solution for responding to the rising cost of health care.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Orange County), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting, condemned the recent reports of unauthorized ballot drop boxes appearing throughout California.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Yesterday the California State Auditor released a report on youth suicide prevention requested by Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), James C. Ramos (D-Highland), Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach). The report found that school districts lack the resources and policies necessary to effectively address rising rates of youth suicide and self-harm.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senate Bill 423, authored by Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments, and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting, was passed by the California State Senate with a bipartisan vote of 29-4.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to an executive memorandum issued by President Trump earlier today to exclude immigrants from the 2020 Census:

Thursday, July 9, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement today in response to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the California Republican Party dropping their lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order requiring California voters to be mailed vote-by-mail ballots for the General Election this November:

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Facing the pandemic and financial woes, California’s community colleges are struggling to provide programs to meet some of their students’ most basic needs, such as food and shelter.

The efforts come as many community college students report a loss of income, increased homelessness and a worsening financial situation

Lawmakers are considering legislation to deal with the issue.

About one in five — 19 percent –of the respondents indicated that they were homeless. About 50 percent said they were food insecure.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday bolstered his plan to mail every voter a ballot for the November election by signing legislation that passed earlier the same day with support from several Republicans, belying monthslong criticism of absentee voting from President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders.

Newsom had already ordered county elections officials to send all eligible Californians ballots in an effort to prevent the general election from becoming a coronavirus health hazard. But that directive has drawn multiple legal challenges — including from the California Republican Party — so enshrining the all-mail mandate in statute puts it on stronger legal footing.

By signing Assembly Bill 860 into law, Newsom defused the principal legal argument against the universal vote-by-mail argument. Plaintiffs argued he had exceeded his authority by implementing a sweeping change to election management without consulting the Legislature.