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Sen. Carol Liu Announces Release of GREEN21 Website

July 14, 2015

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Sen. Carol Liu Announces Report on Alternative Fuel and Active Transportation Options in 25th District

April 22, 2015
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Los Angeles County – Senator Carol Liu (D- La Cañada Flintridge) is


March 16, 2015

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February 11, 2015

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Senator Liu Introduces Bill to Help Working Californians

December 04, 2014

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Latest In The News

California Exit Exam's Demise Revives Dreams for Thousands

October 21, 2015

"Britne Ryan finished high school in 2008, but never got her diploma. San Pablo's North Campus school couldn't give her one because state law also required that students pass the California High School Exit Exam, and each time she tried, she came up short.

New times demand new ways to support students and schools

October 12, 2015

by Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
October 11, 2015

Gov. Brown vetoes agency to oversee higher education

October 09, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday his decision to veto a bill, SB 42, that would have established a new agency to oversee all higher education in the state.

The bill would have created an Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability, or OHEPA, to advise the governor and legislature on goals for higher education, and an advisory board to review the performance of this office. SB 42 passed the Senate and the Assembly in early September.

Gov. Brown awards high school diplomas to students

October 09, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that grants high school diplomas to all students since 2006 who were unable to pass the California High School Exit Exam but fulfilled all other graduation requirements.

Latest In My Own Words

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.

End of Year Update, December 2014

January 28, 2015

The elections are behind us; many good members returned to office and some promising new ones took seats in the Assembly and the Senate.  The new members were sworn in December 1st.  The Legislature reconvened to begin regular business on January 5th.