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

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.

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