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Senate Bill 580 to Preserve Historical Homes Alongside Proposed 710 Route, and Generate Funding for Affordable Housing Clears Legislature

August 25, 2016
For Immediate Release August 25, 2016
CONTACT: Office of Senator Liu (916) 651-4025
CONTACT: Office of Assembly Member Chris Holden (626) 351-1917


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 

Latest In The News

Two SD25 teachers named among county's best educators

September 22, 2016

Two local teachers stand among the 16 recently named "Teacher of the Year" by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, drawn from a pool of about 75,000 public school educators countywide.

Dominique Evans-Bye of Glendale's Clark Magnet High School and Sara Line of Burbank's R.L. Stevenson Elementary were honored Friday at the Hilton Universal City as teachers who represent the "profession's elite."

Sen. Liu receives UC Outstanding Advocacy Award

September 15, 2016

"(Los Angeles) – [On September 14, 2016], UC President Napolitano announced the inaugural Outstanding Advocacy award recipients at the UC Board of Regents meeting. The awards, granted jointly by the university president and Board of Regents chair, recognize the efforts of state legislators who champion public higher education and fight consistently to keep it accessible and affordable for California students.

Sen. Liu congratulates Pasadena City College for being named national finalist for Aspen Prize

September 14, 2016

Senator Liu extends heartfelt congratulations to Pasadena City College on being named one of 10 national finalists for the coveted Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

The Aspen Prize is a deep honor for PCC and the community and is widely recognized as the nation’s pre-eminent award of high achievement in America’s community colleges. The jury bases their assessments on a rigorous, thorough analysis of student performance data, so the prize is not merely a popularity contest.

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.

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.