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Senator Liu Announces Nonprofit of the Year

June 14, 2016
For Immediate Release Contact: Daniel Cedeno
May 9, 2016 (909) 599-7351


Senator Liu Presents Award for California Small Business Day

April 13, 2016
For Immediate Release Contact: Daniel Cedeno
April 11, 2016 818-409-0400


Senator Carol Liu Honors Women of the Year, 2016

February 22, 2016
For Immediate Release Contact: Daniel Cedeno
February 22, 2016 (909) 599-7351


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 (916) 651-4025
CONTACT: Office of Senator Pavley (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 (916) 651-4024
CONTACT: Liu (916) 651-4025

Latest In The News

Earth Day 2016 News

April 25, 2016

Earth Day 2016: Conservation and Environmental events across LA
by Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio, April 22, 2016, Fox 11/CNS

Los Angeles, CA -- Events, many involving children, were held throughout the Southland on Friday to mark Earth Day, a 46-year-old international event meant to create awareness of the need for conservatoin and environmental protections.

Legislature approves minimum wage increase, sending historic measure to Gov. Jerry Brown

March 31, 2016

by Liam Dillon and Patrick McGreevy, March 31, 2016

"In a move that puts the state at the forefront of efforts to raise wages for low-income workers across the country, state lawmakers approved a sweeping plan Thursday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years, boosting the future paychecks of millions of workers in California.

710 Freeway tunnel cost part of a bill to be heard by the state Legislature

March 30, 2016

by Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

"State Sen. Carol Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge, wants to force the hand of Metro and Caltrans, the two lead agencies on the 710 [Freeeway] completion, by incorporating the “Analysis of Costs and Benefits for the State Route 710 North Study Alternatives” into the project’s Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.

Sen. Liu introduces bill that aims to buoy the rights of the homeless

March 28, 2016

by Sara Cardine, March 25, 2016

In a legislative bid to prevent discrimination against the homeless, state Sen. Carol Liu(D-La Cañada Flintridge) has authored a bill prohibiting members of law enforcement from citing or arresting such individuals for eating, resting and practicing their religion in California's public spaces.

Palm Springs Opposes Bill Aimed to Decriminalize Homelessness

March 23, 2016

by Laura Yanez,
March 8, 2016

"More than 100,000 people consider the sidewalks of California their home, that's why Sen. Carol Liu of the 25th District proposed Senate Bill 876.

"The bill would allow homeless people to rest and eat in public spaces such as parks, courtyards, plazas, sidewalks and public transportation facilities without getting in trouble with the law.

"The City of Palm Springs took emergency action last week and voted unanimously to write a letter to Sen. Liu opposing SB876.

Latest In My Own Words

Sen. Liu address to the LA Chamber Education and Workforce Development Council, May 13, 2016

May 20, 2016

Presented to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Development Council, May 13, 2016

Good Morning. I thank the Chamber for hosting this event.  It is timely given the substantial changes in education and workforce development policy over the last several years.  It’s hard to keep abreast of all the activities and their impacts.  I think we are headed in the right direction, but we must keep pressing forward and align and integrate our efforts more than ever.

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.