Press Release

May 14, 2015

Sacramento - Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 state budget today:

“The governor’s revised budget proposal maintains a prudent and responsible approach to state spending. It includes increased funding for education, public safety and implementing healthcare reform while paying down the state’s debt and funding the rainy day fund.

In the News

May 14, 2015

California could see an increase in the number of elected supervisors in some of its larger counties.

Introduced this week by Senator Tony Mendoza, Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 is intended to help with the lack of representation in some of California’s largest counties.

In the News

May 14, 2015

A proposed state constitutional amendment is the latest in a long line of attempts to expand the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and potentially add a second Latino seat.

Some observers are skeptical of the prospects for the bill offered by state Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). And one board incumbent, Don Knabe, accused the lawmaker of trying to carve a landing spot for himself when he’s termed out of state office.

Press Release

Seeks Applicants from Area High School Students Interested in Public Service

May 13, 2015

State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) today announced the launch of the 32nd Senate District Young Senators Leadership Program (YSLP) of 2015-16.

The program provides high school seniors with the unique opportunity to learn about California government and the legislative process. Students will participate in a broad range of activities, including researching local issues, attending meetings with legislative staff, assisting constituents, and traveling to Sacramento for a mock legislative session in the State Capitol.

In the News

May 11, 2015

By Patrick McGreevy contact the reporter

Lawmaker wants to expand boards of supervisors in L.A., elsewhere to seven members

Press Release

Bipartisan Measure Expands Number of Seats on County Board of Supervisors from 5 to 7

May 11, 2015

Sacramento – A bipartisan measure to increase the number of elected supervisors from 5 to 7 members in counties that have more than two million residents was introduced today by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 will have to be approved by a two-thirds vote of the legislature, and then by a majority of Californians during the next statewide general election scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

In the News

May 1, 2015
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The State Senate on Thursday approved SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 34 to 0. 

The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual. 

“The time has come for California to remove the term “alien” from the state’s Labor Code,” said Senator Tony Mendoza. “Alien is now commonly considered a derogatory term for a foreign -born person and has very negative connotations. 

Press Release

Outdated & Derogatory Word for Immigrant No longer Appropriate

May 1, 2015

Sacramento –The State Senate today approved SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 34 to 0. The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual.

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