Press Release

June 3, 2016

Sacramento – Senate Bill 1225, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), was approved by the State Senate this week. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

The bill will establish a “Teacher Bill of Rights” to ensure that California’s 300,000 teachers are made aware of their fundamental rights so they can provide an exceptional educational experience for the state’s 6.2 million K-12 students. The bill will also help address the state’s teacher shortage crisis.

Press Release

June 1, 2016

Sacramento – To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers, an historic group of African American service members, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and Senator Isadore Hall (D–South Bay), Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, will host a reception and present Senate Concurrent Resolution 128 on Monday, June 6, 2016.

What:   Senate Floor Presentation of SCR 128 & reception to Honor & Celebrate the

Press Release

May 31, 2016

Sacramento – A series of news stories highlighting billions of dollars in workers’ compensation fraud in California over the last several years has prompted Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, to call for a comprehensive review of what the state is doing to combat fraud.

Press Release

May 26, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and Wells Fargo Bank will hold a free financial literacy workshop on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Pico Rivera Community Center, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera.

The workshop will feature resources and information on the following:

✓ Budgeting

✓ Money Management

✓ Managing Credit Cards

✓ Saving and Investing

✓ Financial Literacy Tips for College Students

✓ Basics of Investing

Press Release

May 25, 2016

Sacramento – Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a vote of 8 to 3. The audit will review whether Alliance College-Ready Public Charter Schools in Los Angeles used public money for purposes unrelated to student support and learning.

“Alliance receives a significant amount of state funding each year to provide a quality education to the students it serves,” said Senator Tony Mendoza.

In the News

May 24, 2016

Elected officials in California control billions of taxpayer dollars. Their job is to spend that money wisely, on behalf of the people who elected them -- not to redirect it to themselves, their own families or loved ones. 

In the News

May 9, 2016

By City News Service

A resolution to designate a stretch of the 5 Freeway in Downey in memory of slain Downey Police Department Officer Ricardo Galvez was unanimously approved Thursday by the state Senate.

Press Release

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

May 9, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 35 to 0. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.