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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – With record enrollments set each year, panelists made the point for increased state support during a May 4 hearing hosted by the Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California. The Master Plan is a plan for affordable access to higher education in California.

 

 

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO - California's lawmakers have passed a bill aimed at combating what supporters claim is misleading advertising by plaintiffs' attorneys.

The bill, AB 3217, targets advertisements by law firms wanting to attract business by claiming certain drugs are dangerous or medical devices defective. The bill passed committee last week, and the full Assembly approved the bill Thursday.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

San Mateo County lawmakers were left wondering how a larger portion of the unanticipated revenue padding California’s budget can be dedicated toward homelessness and education after Gov. Jerry Brown included upticks in the state revenue and surplus in his revised state budget Friday.

 

Friday, May 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s May Revision to the California 2018-19 Budget:

Friday, May 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), Jose Medina (D-Riverside), and Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) held the fourth hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California today. Today at UC Riverside, the Select Committee met with representatives from the California Community College, CSU, and UC systems to discuss what faculty and staff need so they can better support students. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

California officials are trying to prevent a possible undercount of the state’s population in the next census. They worry that fear in immigrant communities will depress response rates, which could cost California federal funding and Congressional representation.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – At a special event held by the Public Policy Institute of California, and attended by hundreds of non-profits and foundation leaders from across California, Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Census, emphasized why it is imperative that every Californian is counted in the 2020 Census.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

In this week's Around Town column, a Girl Scout troop persuades the City Council to take action against plastic straws, the family of Frank Greene Jr. reacts to news of a school getting named after him and a Holocaust survivor from Palo Alto gets recognized at a state ceremony.