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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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StreetsBlogLA: California Long-Range Transportation Plan: GHG Goals are Elusive

March 18, 2015

by Melanie Curry
March 10, 2015

"Caltrans has been in the process of developing its long range transportation plan for the last two years. Now it has released the draft California Transportation Plan 2040. Public input will be solicited at workshops throughout the state in March and April, starting today in Sacramento.

California Health Report -- Reports or Rebellion: Aging at a Crossroads

March 16, 2015

by Matt Perry
March 2, 2015

In January, Senator Carol Liu’s office released a powerful, comprehensive report  about the crisis of aging services in our state. My advice to Gov.  Jerry Brown: Don’t read it before you go to bed. You’ll have nightmares.

Op-Ed: Helmets help but are not enough

March 06, 2015

by Eric Ratinoff
March 6, 2015

"As an avid bicyclist and an attorney who regularly works with clients who suffer traumatic brain injuries, I support Sen. Carol Liu’s vision that all cyclists wear helmets as a matter of safety.

California Bill Would Stem Criminalization Of Homelessness Statewide

March 03, 2015

by Eleanor Goldberg

Anti-homelessness laws are on the rise in California, but one state lawmaker is pushing back against the trend.

California eyes Right to Rest Act to stem criminalization of homeless

March 03, 2015

State becomes the fourth to consider legislation enshrining right to basic acts of survival in public places

March 2, 2015

By Renee Lewis

A California state lawmaker has introduced the Right to Rest Act, aimed at ending criminalization of the homeless — bringing to four the number of states considering similar proposals — rights advocates said Monday.

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.