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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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July 02, 2014

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Report would revamp state system of long-term senior care

March 02, 2015

Report would revamp state system of long-term senior care

By Paul Downey
Thursday, February 26, 2015

California’s system of long-term care for older adults is broken, costly, fragmented, lacking leadership and has no mechanism of accountability or improvement. That is the disturbing conclusion of a report by the Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term care entitled “A Shattered System: Reforming Long-Term Care in California.”

SacBee OpEd: Helmet law isn’t only route to safety for bike riders

February 17, 2015

Helmet law isn’t only route to safety for bike riders

February 15, 2015

There are two schools of thought on bicycle safety in California.

One holds that the best way to make roads safer for cycling is to fill them with cyclists.

The other is less idealistic. California roads, this argument goes, weren’t built for sharing, and human bodies weren’t built to withstand two tons of steel at 60 mph on asphalt. Therefore, bicyclists should be shielded via bike lanes and protective gear.

Legislature should stand up for environmental justice

January 28, 2015

In his inaugural speech, Gov. Jerry Brown promised to be a national leader on environmental issues. If California wants to pass big environmental policies, legislators need to look to people of color to lead the way.

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.

Latest In My Own Words

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.

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.