Press Release

March 4, 2015

Sacramento –In an effort to protect California children in day care from contracting serious diseases, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced SB 792 which will require all family day care home and day care center workers to be vaccinated against measles, pertussis, and influenza among others.

Press Release

Unemployment Claims Processing Delays, Customer Service & Computer Systems in Focus

February 27, 2015

Sacramento – California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) will be the focus of an oversight hearing by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, on Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 4203 of the State Capitol. See agenda below. The hearing will be streamed live at:  http://senate.ca.gov/

Press Release

Increases Access to National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs

February 27, 2015

Sacramento-To address childhood hunger and improve access to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher, today introduced SB 708. The bill will direct schools to make applications for free or reduced price meals available electronically online, to provide them in multiple languages and to follow uniform standards.

In the News

February 26, 2015

A new bill could help restore the public's trust in elected officials by defining who would be a financial conflict of interest.

Generally, conflict of interest laws prevent public officials from using their positions to enrich themselves.

Senator Tony Mendoza says SB 330 would stop them from helping family members, as well.

"It prohibits elected officials or governing boards from voting on contracts that benefit their family members," Mendoza said. 

In the News

February 26, 2015

A new bill at the state Capitol would impose tighter conflict-of-interest rules on local elected officials in California.

Currently, elected officials only need to recuse themselves from voting on contracts for immediate family members or their spouses if there’s a common financial interest – for example, if they live together, or co-own a business. Democratic state Senator Tony Mendoza says elected officials should recuse themselves even if there isn’t a direct financial relationship.

Press Release

February 26, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and State Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome E. Horton will host a free income tax preparation and family resource fair tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rio Hondo College Business Building located at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.

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Will Help Prevent Corruption in Government Contracting

February 23, 2015

Sacramento –Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced SB 330 today to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws. The bill would define what family relationships would constitute a financial conflict interest for a public official in voting on public contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member.

Press Release

February 18, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and Board of Equalization Member Jerome Horton will host a free income tax preparation and family resource fair on Friday, February 27th, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rio Hondo College Business Building located at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.

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