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Senate bills take aim at tackling California’s growing shortage of teachers

February 02, 2016
For Immediate Release February 2, 2016
CONTACT: Office of Senator Liu  Suzanne.Reed@sen.ca.gov (916) 651-4025
CONTACT: Office of Senator Pavley Timm.Herdt@sen.ca.gov (916) 651-4027
CONTACT: Office of Senator Allen 

Senate Proposal for Additional Resources to Improve Student Outcomes

January 06, 2016
For Immediate Release January 6, 2016
CONTACT: De León Claire.Conlon@sen.ca.gov (916) 651-4024
CONTACT: Liu  Suzanne.Reed@sen.ca.gov (916) 651-4025

Governor Brown signs 9 of Sen. Liu's bills for 2015

October 13, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                           Contact: Robert Oakes

Senator Carol Liu Planned Parenthood Statement

August 07, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Robert Oakes

Sen. Carol Liu Announces Release of GREEN21 Website

July 14, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: Robert Oakes

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San Gabriel Valley Route 710 Tunnel Makes National List of Highway Boondoggles

February 09, 2016

New Report Identifies 12 of the Worst Highway Projects Across the Country

Aging Plan Gets Downscaled, Approved

February 09, 2016

Aging Plan Gets Downscaled, Approved
By David Gorn, California Healthline
January 14, 2016

'An effort to dramatically reform the way the state handles senior care cleared its first hurdle on Wednesday with unanimous approval from the Senate Health Committee.

Bills aim to fix California teacher shortage

February 03, 2016

by Alexei Koseff, February 2, 2016
Bills aim to fix California teacher shortage

"Facing a growing teacher shortage, California school districts have lately turned to subsidized housing and signing bonuses to fill empty positions.

No Place Like Home: California Senate proposes bi-partisan "housing first" model

January 11, 2016

To assist local communities in preventing and addressing homelessness, a bipartisan coalition of members from the California State Senate has introduced a strategic and first-of-its kind “No Place like Home” initiative at press conferences on January 4, 2016, both at The Star Apartments on Skid Row in Los Angeles and at Mercy Housing in Sacramento.

Latest In My Own Words

Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals

November 12, 2015

<Presented at the Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals, November 12, 2015>  It is a pleasure to be here at the 11th Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals.  I welcome our visiting guests from China and our local education leaders.

2015 Annual Legislative Day at Pasadena City College

August 10, 2015

<Presented at PCC’s April 2015 Annual Legislative Day>  Thanks for the chance to talk about the opportunities and challenges that face higher education.

PCC, like all of our Community Colleges, plays a vital role in both workforce development and providing a ladder of opportunity for high school students to succeed at the college and university level. To honor California’s promise of affordable, high-quality post-secondary education for all high school graduates and adults, we have to lower the barriers, particularly for our neediest students.

Education Update Presentation, LA Chamber

June 17, 2015

<Presented at May 2015 LA Chamber Meeting>  This is a particularly busy time for the Legislature.  We are digesting the Governor’s May Revise Budget and pushing our bills out of the Appropriations Committee, we hope, and through the first house to meet our June deadlines.

Community Schools Presentation, CV Alliance Board Meeting

January 29, 2015

<Presented at December 2014 CV Alliance Meeting>   I am excited to focus on one of my top priorities — Community Schools.  Community schools are a strategy for aligning the resources of an entire community to support student success.  Community schools strategies are part of a growing national movement that is having a real impact on improving conditions for student learning, strengthening families, and building healthier communities.

State of the State, December 2014

January 28, 2015

I would like to update you on activities in Sacramento and the 25th Senate District.  As you know, we concluded the 2013/2014 legislative session at the end of August.  The Legislature rounded off the year by passing a new water bond, bills to manage the state’s groundwater, a measure banning single-use plastic bags, and a $330 million film tax credit to support in-state filming.

California continues to work its way out of the great recession.