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June 8, 2016

By / June 2, 2016

A California lawmaker says “something needs to be done” about widespread medical fraud in the state’s workers’ compensation system and called on a state commission Tuesday to launch an in-depth review of the matter.

May 24, 2016

Elected officials in California control billions of taxpayer dollars. Their job is to spend that money wisely, on behalf of the people who elected them -- not to redirect it to themselves, their own families or loved ones. 

May 9, 2016

By City News Service

A resolution to designate a stretch of the 5 Freeway in Downey in memory of slain Downey Police Department Officer Ricardo Galvez was unanimously approved Thursday by the state Senate.

April 27, 2016

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Posted: 04/26/16, 6:14 PM PDT | Updated: 14 hrs ago

April 18, 2016

Posted:   04/16/2016 12:00:00 PM PDT

There is a gaping loophole in California's laws that govern the conflict-of-interest conduct of public officials. The Legislature should eliminate it as soon as possible.

It's important to ensure that those we choose to be our political leaders, whether by election or appointment, have a clear set of standards that ensure they are not tempted to place the financial interests of their children or some other close relative ahead of those of the people who have entrusted them with the office.

April 18, 2016

By The Editorial Board, LA Daily News

Posted: 04/12/16, 4:17 PM PDT

Aren’t there people in your immediate family other than your spouse or partner whose financial well-being you have an extraordinary interest in?

April 7, 2016

By Patrick McGreevy

The state Senate voted Thursday to expand a law that requires public officials to disclose when they have a conflict of interest and to recuse themselves from voting on a government contract involving a relative.

The law currently identifies a conflict of interest as a situation in which a public official votes on a contract involving a spouse.

April 6, 2016

By Mike Sprague, Whittier Daily News

Posted: 04/05/16, 6:05 PM PDT | Updated: 4 hrs ago

March 24, 2016

By Tammye McDuff

In May 2015, Mendoza announced the launch of the 32nd Senate District Young Senators Leadership Program [YSLP]. The program was an extension of his previous course, Young Legislators, building on the program that was created when he served in the State Assembly from 2006-12. Each month of May recruiting begins and the program runs from August of the senior year to graduation.

Mendoza was seeking applicants from local high school juniors and seniors who were interested in public service.