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Senator Tony Mendoza & CA’s Legislative Analyst’s Office to Provide Update on State of Education in California

March 17, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles and member of the Senate Education Committee will deliver a “2015 State of Education Address” to Los Angeles area superintendents, teachers, school board members and education leaders on Friday, March 27th at 9:30 a.m.

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Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Delivers Keynote Address

March 16, 2015

Sacramento - On Friday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) honored eight distinguished women from the 32nd Senate District as his 2015 Woman of the Year. The women were recognized for their work in the following fields: business, community service, education, government, health, labor and non-profit. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez delivered an inspirational keynote address.

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Protects Seniors by Requiring Increased Licensing, Inspections & Financial Disclosure

March 11, 2015

Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced that he has introduced a bill to protect seniors and their families from elder care referral agencies that engage in unscrupulous business practices. SB 648 will strengthen the licensing and financial disclosure requirements for the hundreds of referral agencies in California.

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Congresswoman Linda Sanchez to Deliver Keynote Address

March 5, 2015

To celebrate Women’s History month, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will recognize eight distinguished women from the 32nd Senate District who are making a difference in the community. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez will give the keynote address.

In the News

March 4, 2015

The new director of California's Employment Development Department was grilled by state senators Wednesday at the state Capitol as the department continues to work out bugs in its system.

"What I will tell you is we are doing the best that we can with what we have," Patrick Henning told lawmakers.

Henning, the new EDD director, said the department in charge of unemployment benefits is still trying to improve its much-maligned computer system.

In the News

March 4, 2015

Coming off the heels of a confirmed case of measles in Merced County, a California senator is pushing for a bill that would require all day care workers to be vaccinated. On Wednesday, Senator Tony Mendoza introduced SB792.

Mendoza stated in a press released, according to the CDC in the year 2000, measles had been eliminated. But now, there have been 117 confirmed cases in California since late December. Mendoza said he believed it was common sense and scientific sense for adults who are around children to get vaccinated.

In the News

March 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of one of the worst measles outbreaks in recent history, a California lawmaker proposed a bill Wednesday that would require all child care and pre-school workers to get vaccinated against several contagious diseases.

Because the workers have close contact with children, it makes sense to require them to be vaccinated against measles, pertussis, influenza and other diseases, Sen. said Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia.

In the News

March 4, 2015

A California lawmaker is urging the state to make vaccines mandatory for all adults who work in preschools and day-care centers, a move following the largest measles outbreak in California in 15 years.

“This is not just a common-sense solution but makes scientific sense,” said Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), who introduced the bill Wednesday. “One child’s death is one too many, especially when it may be preventable. With the recent deadly outbreaks of measles and influenza, we must do everything in our power to protect California’s children who spend time in day care.”

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-vaccines-for-daycare-workers-20150304-story.html

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