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SENATOR CAROL LIU TO HONOR WOMEN OF THE YEAR – 2015

March 16, 2015

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NEW BILL REQUIRES ALL BICYCLE RIDERS TO WEAR HELMETS

February 11, 2015

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Senator Liu Introduces Bill to Help Working Californians

December 04, 2014

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

July 02, 2014

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Working Poor Bank on Tax Credits in Costly California

April 13, 2015

By Erica E. Philips. Updated April 6, 2015.

LOS ANGELES—For 30 years, Modesto Alejandro Vasquez has supported his family of four by working as a janitor in a downtown office building here. In 2014, he made about $30,000.

Earning 25% above the federal poverty level in costly Southern California, Mr. Vasquez looks forward to this time of year, when a tax refund puts extra cash in his pocket. He said he used the money—$6,000 this year—to pay off debts and repair a computer for his daughter.

Opinion: Housing--Not Tickets and Jail Time

April 09, 2015

by Eve Garrow and Heather Maria Johnson, April 7, 2015

California Legislators Consider First Adult Helmet Law in Country

April 01, 2015

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks to California state senator Carol Liu, who introduced a bill that would require adult bicycle riders to wear helmets. It would be the first adult law in the country — many states already require kids to wear helmets.

Disproportionately Impacted Communities Prioritized in $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package

April 01, 2015
Environmental Justice Groups Applaud Creation of Office of Sustainable Water Solutions

SACRAMENTO – Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, and Republican Leaders Senator Bob Huff and Assemblymember Kristin Olsen announced legislation to help local communities cope with the ongoing, devastating drought.

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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.