Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) introduced legislation to modernize communication between public benefit recipients and county human services agencies. Specifically, Assembly Bill 1957 would give people the option to receive information about the status of their applications, updates about their benefits, and reminders about upcoming appointments electronically.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Though Gov. Jerry Brown may have shied away from his usual tack of emphasizing fiscal responsibility and an impending economic downturn at his final State of the State address Thursday, his remarks highlighting the state’s progress on environmental issues, funding for transportation projects and criminal justice reform were received warmly by local lawmakers.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) responded to Governor Brown’s final State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature. “The speech kind of symbolizes the theme of his entire Governorship which is sustainability, both environmental and economic sustainability," Assemblymember Berman said.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s 16th State of the State address today:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) is a co-author of legislation to give victims of sexual harassment more time to file claims. Assembly Bill 1870, the SHARE Act (Stopping Harassment and Reporting Extension), would extend the statute of limitations on claims of harassment from its current period of just one year to three years under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). “We have a higher responsibility, I think, than corporate America and other industries and I have a responsibility to set the tone for everyone else,” Berman said.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Consistent with a fiscally-prudent legacy Gov. Jerry Brown will leave behind after his final year in office, Wednesday’s unveiling of his $1.37 billion budget proposal was welcomed news to local lawmakers.

San Mateo County representatives cheered a spending plan that outlines filling the state’s rainy-day fund, increasing funding for schools, and allocating the first full round of new gas tax revenue toward transportation.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Here’s what interest groups and political leaders are saying about Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the Governor’s budget:

“As Chair of the Assembly Elections & Redistricting Committee, I applaud the Governor for his commitment in this budget to strengthening our democracy, and to fair and effective representation.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, the new year brings implementation of new laws.

Three state legislators representing the local electorate collectively championed a range of new rules that touch on education, elections, housing, public safety, transportation and more.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) authored ten bills that will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The legislation is related to a variety of issues, including the environment, education, food security, elections, court efficiency, and victims’ rights.