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Senator Liu Introduces Bill to Help Working Californians

December 04, 2014

For Immediate Release                                                                                          Contact: Robert Oakes

GOVERNOR SIGNS SEN. LIU BILL TO PROTECT LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS

July 02, 2014

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SENATOR CAROL LIU ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WOMEN MEAN BUSINESS AWARDS AND LUNCHEON

June 04, 2014

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Sen. Carol Liu Urges Community Involvement

December 15, 2014

At December 12, 2014, CV Alliance meeting, Senator Liu asks how many have helped shape the school district's goals and only two hands went up.  During the meeting, she urged business owners, residents and others to get involved with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) committee.  Read more here.

 

State Senate Leader Introduces Bill to Stop UC Tuition Hikes

December 05, 2014

State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon proposed SB15 to help avoid tuition hikes at the University of California.  Read the full Examiner article here.

Women in Governance: A Call to Action in California

November 06, 2014
Senator Liu with Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo

Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo's blog post shares key lessons from her interview with Senator Carol Liu, whom she calls "a phenomenal woman who represents District 25 in California."   

Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

October 24, 2014

Legislators called for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women.   "Women have not shared equally in the emerging economy after the recession," State Sen. Carol Liu said during a meeting of the state Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality. 

Read the full LA Times story here

 

Pasadena Unified Partners with Huntington Medical Research Institutes to Save Lives of Student Athletes

September 17, 2014

Every high school student athlete in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will be eligible to receive a free, potentially life-saving head and heart MRI scan this fall (2014).  For more information about these programs, contact Ann Rector at rector.ann@pusd.us.  Read the full Pasadena Now article here

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WICHE: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Legislative Advisory Committee Speech, September 2014

October 03, 2014

WICHE: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Legislative Advisory Committee

Senator Liu End of Session 2014 Update

September 09, 2014

 

August 31 marked the end of the 2013–2014 Legislative Session and we beat the clock by one day to finish up the last few bills early in the morning on Saturday, August 30th.

Speech to California Economic Summit Workforce Action Team, August 2014

August 29, 2014

I welcome the California Economic Summit’s engagement in the workforce development arena. Clearly, as California emerges from the great recession and focuses on meeting the needs of the 21st Century, workforce development is at the heart of our economic recovery.

A focus area for me as Chair of the Senate Education Committee has been alignment of our higher education system output with statewide goals, high among them being workforce development for the 21st Century.

Great California Shake Out - Earthquake Preparedness and Safety

October 18, 2010

Southern Californiais famous for its mild, sunny climate, but like anywhere else in the world, is susceptible to natural disasters. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that Californiaexperiences about 10,000earthquakes each year. Most of these are too small to be felt, but a large earthquake will produce many more aftershocks of all magnitudes for many months. Two major fault lines exist in the 21st Senate District alone - the Raymond fault and Sierra Madre fault zones.