LA Times: Release child welfare reports
In 2008, 10-year-old SethIreland of Fresno was beaten by his mother's boyfriend and later died of his injuries. Assembly Democrat Henry T. Perea responded with a demand that the state audit his county's child protective services agency plus three others in California, including the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
L.A. County Refuses to Yield Youth Records
Despite a warning from California's state auditor that they were committing a crime, Los Angeles County supervisors defied a subpoena for records involving the deaths of children who had been under the supervision of the troubled Department of Children and Family Services.
The inquiry was launched by the Legislature earlier this year after reports in The Times that more than 70 children had died since 2008 of abuse or neglect after coming to the attention of county social workers. Many of those deaths, county officials have confirmed, involved serious case management errors.
Perea on Veterans Home
As a veteran from the Valley, I would like to thank Assembly Member Henry T. Perea for the leadership he has shown on the Fresno veterans home project. On July 15, he brought veterans to the table with the speaker of the Assembly and the secretary of Veterans Affairs. We heard facts about the veterans home's construction and how delays in funding will affect the project.
This was the right way to reach out to the veterans community -- instead of using scare tactics to create panic among us with claims that veterans have been "thrown under the bus."
State Lawmakers Ease Concerns Over Fresno Veteran's Home
Fresno's Veterans Home will be built on time but budget cuts will delay its opening for months. Assemblyman Henry Perea brought two political heavyweights to meet with local veterans.
It appears Assembly Speaker John Perez and Secretary of Veterans Affairs for California Peter Gravett eased their concerns following a closed door meeting.
Perea: Only 6-month Delay to Vets Home
Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and state officials emphasized Friday that construction is moving forward on a veterans home in Fresno.The remarks were made during a media tour of the . Fresno Veterans’ Home where Perea insisted the belief that construction would be stymied a full year is part of a series of misconceptions about the project.
Fresno Veterans Home Expects Late Opening
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The director of the States' Department of Veterans' Affairs toured the facility to show everyone state budget cuts have not affected construction of the project.
Bill Could Restore Funding for Veterans Home
One local assemblyman is working to restore funding for the Central Valley Veterans Home.The groundbreaking for the home was held last May. The home, which was scheduled to open in the Spring of 2012, is located at Marks and California Avenues in Fresno.
Senate Might Give Tax Board Power To Go After Tax Dodgers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) - If you owe a lot of money in state income taxes, watch out.
The state senate is considering a bill to give the franchise tax board new power to make tax dodgers pay up. The agency could suspend your business license, professional license, even your driver's license -- if you are one of the top 250 tax dodgers in the state.
Efforts expand Mendota DMV hours
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Efforts are being made to open the DMV office in Mendota, more than once a week. The office is currently open only on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. leading to long waits and long lines of people standing outside in the heat. Assembly Member Henry T. Perea has asked the Department of Motor Vehicles to open the rural Fresno County office an additional day or two a week.
AB 16: Keeping High-Speed Rail Jobs in California
By Assemblymember Henry T. Perea
There has been much debate in the last few months about High Speed Rail (HSR) in California. Where should it start? Who should have the power to make decisions about the project? In a show of support, Federal transportation officials stepped forward to once again solidify their decision to build the first leg of the project in the job-starved Central Valley. While this is an encouraging announcement, their efforts to bring jobs to California must be matched by our efforts to keep those jobs in California.
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