Assemblymember Grayson Issues Statement on DACA Announcement

(Concord, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DACA announcement:

“Today’s DACA announcement is both heartless and cruel. Pursuing policies to unnecessarily punish innocent children does not make America great. Protecting Dreamers has bipartisan support, and our neighbors who were brought to this country as children and have grown up here must know that California stands shoulder to shoulder with them and is willing to lead the fight against inhumane and irrational immigration policies. I call upon Congress to use this sad day as the impetus to finally tackle our Nation’s immigration policies in a comprehensive and compassionate manner.”

Grayson Bills Addressing UC Admissions and Transparency Pass Senate Floor

(SACRAMENTO) In light of recent news about UC admissions practices and weak financial oversight, Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord) authored two bills to prioritize California student admissions and improve transparency at UC. Both bills, AB 1674 and AB 1655, respectively, passed the Senate Floor today with bipartisan support.

Upon passage of AB 1674 Assemblymember Grayson stated, “Today’s vote is another win for California students who dream of graduating high school and attending some of the highest quality institutions in their home state. This bill will make sure that admission at a UC campus is based on academic performance, not the revenue that the student could bring in. This vote shows again that it is time to hold UC accountable to its mission to serve Californian students.”

Grayson Joint Letter Requesting More Money for Mobile Source Pollution Reduction

In February, I along with several other members wrote the attached letter. As you will note, we requested that a significant portion of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) revenues be directed to programs that provide proven air quality benefits for heavily polluted disadvantaged communities throughout California.

Assemblymember Grayson Issues Statement on Extension of Cap and Trade

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement regarding the passage of AB 398: 

“I am pleased to support AB 398 to continue our Cap and Trade program beyond 2020 and ensure that we reach our 2030 climate goals in the most cost effective way possible. This bill clearly shows California’s leadership on global climate policies, and our strong commitment to the concepts of economic fairness and environmental justice.”

The Mercury News: Jerry Brown, a global climate leader, fights to reach deal at home

As Gov. Jerry Brown pushes an international climate-change agenda, he faces a crucial test at home: ensuring that California’s signature program to tackle global warming survives into the next decade. Brown is fighting for a deal this month to extend the state’s cap-and trade program, which forces power plants, factories and refineries to pay to pollute and is set to expire in 2020. It has not come easily.

Statement on Governor Brown Signing 2017-2018 State Budget

(SACRAMENTO) – Following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signing the 2017-2018 state budget Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) issued the below statement.

“I’m pleased to support our state’s seventh consecutive, on-time, fiscally responsible and balanced budget that protects the gains we have made over the past few years while also investing in our future. This budget continues to increase funding for all levels of education, maintains the Middle Class Scholarship so college is more affordable for more Californians, builds our rainy day reserve to $9.9 billion, and saves us billions by reducing our pension liabilities and stabilizing contribution rates."