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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) honored Judith Rabbie at the California State Assembly’s 13th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 207, which passed unanimously today, proclaims April 16, 2018, as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
SACRAMENTO — Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assembly Elections and Redistricting Chair Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Commerce Department seeking to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 Census questionnaire:
STATE HONORS ... Luisa Buada has seen Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto grow from 13 employees to more than 200, transform from a modular building into a 38,300-square-foot facility on Bay Road and see an expansion of medical services for the undocumented, uninsured and low-income residents in East Palo Alto and neighboring communities. Her past 15 years as the medical center's CEO caught the eye of Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, who recognized her with the 24th Assembly District's Woman of the Year award on Monday.