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Opportunities & Challenges in California’s Workers’ Compensation System—A discussion on the Progress of SB 863 Reforms

March 24, 2015

Sacramento – California’s Workers compensation system and implementation of Senate Bill 863 (De Leon) of 2012 will be the focus of an oversight hearing by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on Wednesday, March 25th, at 9:30 AM, in Room 2040 of the State Capitol. The hearing will be webcast live at: http://senate.ca.gov/

In the News

March 24, 2015

California state Sen. Tony Mendoza proposes directing funds raised by the state's cap-and-trade program toward the building of public parks and other kinds of greenery projects in lower income areas. 

The legislation, Senate Bill 760, also would allow for groundwater storage projects across California.

Press Release

March 23, 2015

Sacramento – A groundbreaking bill to develop green space and recreational areas for underserved communities while helping the state achieve its climate change goals has been introduced by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). SB 760 establishes the Disadvantaged Community Enhancement Program which will provide grants to disadvantaged communities from AB 32 Greenhouse Reduction Funds to develop parks and open space.

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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.

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