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Recent News in the 62nd District
What are your Priorities?
Each year State Legislators are tasked with the difficult job of balancing our state budget. This includes defining how much money will be available for public services like education and determining how much we pay in taxes.
Join Assemblymember Bradford for an interactive town hall to discuss your priorities for California's Budget. Take the "Challenge" to decide how much should be spent on state programs and how to pay for them.
Interactive Town Hall to Discuss the Budget
Saturday, May 11, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Inglewood City Hall
One West Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301
Free parking is available in the parking structure off La Brea Boulevard at Queen Street.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information please call Darryn Harris at 310-412-6400.
State Legislators Announce Agenda to Advance Health and Opportunity for California's Youth
State leaders, experts and youth support policies to reform school discipline, keep kids in school, increase graduation rates and improve health through Affordable Care Act implementation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California state legislators today announced their continued agenda to improve the lives of young people of color. The legislative agenda of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color includes a focus on advancing common sense school discipline, increasing graduation rates and improving health access for young people through Affordable Care Act implementation.
Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced on Unmanned Aircraft to Expand California Jobs, Protect Privacy
Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and California State Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) announced today they have joint-authored two bills on the growing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or “drone” industry. Assembly Bill 1326 will attract manufacturing jobs in this rapidly growing industry to California by providing state tax incentives, while Assembly Bill 1327 intends to protect the privacy rights of Californians.
“The defense industry has been a huge incubator of jobs in California, especially Southern California,” stated Assemblyman Bradford. “We want these well-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs to continue to grow here in California.”
California looks to extend low-income solar program
The bill has been introduced by Assembly Member Steven Bradford.
California is proposing new legislation to extend its low-income solar programmes with a budget of US$108 million.
The two programmes, the Single-Family and Multi-Family Affordable Solar Homes Programs (SASH and MASH), offer solar rebates for families which meet strict income requirements and live in affordable housing, while creating solar job training opportunities in a fast-growing industry. The programmes began in 2009 through the California Solar Initiative and are slated to end in 2015.
Proposed law will help low-income families benefit from California’s solar boom
Continuation of successful programs ensures equal access to clean energy while investing in job training
Sacramento, CA—Thousands of low-income families across California could gain access to money-saving solar technology and clean energy jobs in the coming years with new legislation to extend California’s groundbreaking low-income solar programs.
The two programs, the Single-Family and Multi-Family Affordable Solar Homes Programs (SASH and MASH), offer solar rebates for families who meet strict income requirements and live in affordable housing, while creating solar job training opportunities in a fast-growing industry. The first of their kind in the nation, the programs began in 2009 through the California Solar Initiative and are slated to end in 2015.
Speaker Pérez Names Steven Bradford Chair of Select Committee on Boys and Men of Color
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced that he has appointed Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) to chair the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color in California.
“I am honored to lead this important committee,” Bradford said. “We will continue the great work Assembly Member Sandré Swanson did leading this committee in the past.
Bradford Introduces Bill Allowing More Local Government Flexibility
Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has introduced a bill designed to allow local governments more flexibility when meeting to discuss urgent threats or security matters.
Current law under the Brown Act requires all meetings of local legislative bodies—including city councils and public commissions—to be open to and reviewable by the public. Certain exemptions are allowed for security reasons, e.g., when local agencies meet with the Attorney General, district attorney, local sheriffs or chief of police, etc.
AB 246 includes the Governor among the list of officials with whom meetings may be exempted from the Brown Act, under specific conditions.
Bradford Shares Governor’s Optimism About California’s Future
Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address today:
“Thanks to the hard work of the Legislature, and the leadership of the Governor, we have set California on a responsible path forward that stabilizes our finances, prioritizes critical investments, and secures our children’s future.
Bradford Critical of Edison's Outage Response
Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Chair of the Utilities and Commerce Committee, expressed deep concern over the results of a report from the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) which showed various violations by Southern California Edison during a major windstorm and power outage in the fall of 2011.
Bradford Wins Highest Honors from Small Business Group
Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) earned Summa Cum Laude honors from the California Small Business Association (CSBA), the group announced on its website. The group's honor roll is designed to "thank those legislators partnering with us on small business issues and concerns."
"I am honored to be recognized by the California Small Business Association, and to receive their highest award," Bradford said. "Small business is the backbone of our economy, the source of a lot of our innovation, and a key driver not just in economic growth, but in the American Dream."
Assembly Utilities Chairman Bradford Concerned Over PUC Audit Findings
Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce, expressed grave concern about the California Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) governance and finances after a state audit revealed several deficiencies.
"As the custodian of ratepayer monies it is deeply concerning to learn that the PUC lacks even basic duty statements for personnel assigned to budget positions," Bradford said. "I thank the Department of Finance for bringing these issues to light."
Bradford Responds to Governor's Budget Proposal
Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following response to Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal Thursday:
"After many years of hard work and tough choices, Governor Brown's budget proposal represents a responsible and balanced approach to rebuilding our state. The Governor's focus on investing in California, through education and innovation, is the right path to moving our state forward.
"The voters spoke in November by approving Proposition 30, which will add $5.4 billion to close our structural deficit this fiscal year, and Proposition 39, which will add $450 million this year, to promote clean energy job creation and decrease energy use in a cost efficient manner.
Assemblymember Bradford Introduces Reintegration Bill To Assist Ex-Offenders’ Transition Back Into Society
Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has introduced a bill to expedite notification to local law enforcement agencies when an inmate is released on summary parole for a low-level (non-violent, non-serious, non-sex offender) offense. This notification would allow time for local law enforcement to coordinate with local service providers to assist ex-offenders with services necessary to successfully transition them back into our communities.
“AB 15 will help ex-offenders get a job, rehabilitate from a drug addiction, and help them become productive citizens,” Bradford said. “By improving the coordination between the state and local law enforcement, counties will be able to more effectively direct reintegration services to help low-level offenders and improve their quality of life.”
Governor Approves Cost-Benefit Study of Solar Program
Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill designed to examine the costs and benefits of California’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program.
AB 2514, by Assembly Member Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), requires the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to complete a study to determine who benefits from, and who bears the economic cost, if any, of the NEM program. The study will also determine which classes of ratepayers are paying the full cost of the services they receive, and whether they pay their share of the costs of public purpose programs.
Governor Signs Bill Consolidating Utilities Code and Reporting Requirements
(Sacramento) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed a bill designed to consolidate reporting requirements into a single section of the Public Utilities Code, making compliance easier and more cost-effective for Publicly Owned Utilities (POUs).
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