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Friday, March 24, 2017

Today, after the U.S. House of Representatives pulled the American Health Care Act, Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) issued the following statement:

“The failure of HR 1628 is encouraging for Californians and working class people across the nation who rely on the ACA for affordable healthcare. Conservative estimates indicate that the passage of the bill will cost not only millions of people access to health care here in California but also $20 billion in funding to the state and 209,000 jobs over the next few years.”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) In a unanimous bi-partisan vote the Assembly Judiciary Committee this morning passed AB 492 by Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord). The bill will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 492 protects consumers, homeowners, business owners and non-profits by enhancing solicitation disclosures to prevent solicitors from producing misleading, official-looking advertisements that result in consumers paying exorbitant fees for public records they can more easily and cheaply obtain from county or state offices.

Monday, March 6, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) During a special session of the State Assembly this afternoon, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) honored Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan as the 14th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year.

Press Releases

BART Toll Hike Letter

Monday, February 27, 2017

Dear Mr. Cortese and Ms. Saltzman,

The undersigned group of legislators writes on behalf of our constituents in the East Bay who are alarmed by recent suggestions that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will seek to impose a toll increase on the Bay Area's seven state-owned bridges to fund transportation infrastructure projects, including the purchase of new rail cars for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Given the direct financial impact that a toll increase would have on our constituents, especially those commuting to and from the East Bay, we feel that it is prudent to request clarification on the purpose and scope of this proposal. Please respond to the following questions:

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Our recent report about BART getting behind a proposed $1 to $3 hike in Bay Area bridge tolls to help pay for hundreds of new rail cars had Steve Jasik of Menlo Park reaching for his calculator — and making a startling discovery.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Three East Bay representatives deserve great credit for trying to restore some fiscal sanity and honesty to BART.

The Bay Area’s critical transit district is being run under a cloud of deceit. District officials last year convinced voters to pass a $3.5 billion bond measure for capital projects. They promised that the district would continue to kick in its fair share, but less than three months after the election they are moving to renege on that.

Friday, February 17, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Today, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord), Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), and Assemblymember Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) introduced Assembly Bill 1674, which will ensure that qualified Californian students are not denied admission at UC institutions in favor of less qualified out-of-state students.

Monday, February 13, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, members of the Delta Caucus released the following statement regarding the hazardous situation at Oroville Dam after The Mercury News reported that previous concerns about the safety of the Dam’s current infrastructure were ignored:

Monday, February 6, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – On Monday, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) announced the formation of an informal Delta Caucus by members of the California State Assembly.  The caucus will serve to coordinate policy and actions related to protecting the natural and human resources of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta ecosystem. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Timothy Grayson (D-Concord) found Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address “full of inspiration” and believes the Governor and Assembly Democrats have the same list of priorities. “Transportation needs, housing, jobs, economic development and infrastructure are all top priorities for Assembly Democrats,” said Assemblymember Grayson. “As long as we address these top priorities we’ll be able to continue to build a strong economy.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access