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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D – Concord) released the following statement after this morning’s incident at Valero’s refinery in Benicia:

 

“This morning the Valero refinery in Benicia experienced a power outage, which made it necessary to vent gas from one of their facilities. Residents in the area reported seeing a plume of black smoke coming from the refinery, and many reported the incident to public safety officials.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Trumpcare:

“Voting to deny health care coverage to millions of Americans to claim victory on a campaign promise is the most cynical type of politics. Under HR 1628 millions of seniors, people with preexisting coverage and working class families will lose their coverage.  It's shameful and a disgrace. Now more than ever we need to make sure we do everything in our power to make quality and affordable healthcare accessible to people from all walks of life across California.”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Following today’s joint oversight hearing with testimony from UC President Napolitano, Regent Chair Lozano and State Auditor Howle, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D – Concord) released the following statement:

“In recent years, UC leadership has pursued higher salaries and bloated administrative budgets while California students have paid increasingly higher tuition and fees. I am deeply troubled by the latest finding that students and their families were asked to pay more for their education while the President’s office maintained a discretionary fund of $175 million. This is wrong and our students and families deserve answers as to why this discretionary fund was kept secret.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D – Concord) released the following statement on the State Auditor’s report on the University of California’s Office of the President:

“To say the Auditor’s report is deeply troubling is an understatement. The fact that the University would ask students and their families to pay more in tuition and fees while holding $175 million in a slush fund for executives is reprehensible. This audit sends another clear signal to the people of California that administrators, not students, are the priority for the UC. This is a new low point for UC’s leadership, and our students and taxpayers deserve better.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) In a unanimous bi-partisan vote on Tuesday afternoon, the Assembly Higher Education Committee passed AB 1674 by Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord). The bill will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 1674 will ensure that qualified Californian students are not denied admission at UC institutions in favor of less qualified out-of-state students who pay more in tuition and fees.

Monday, April 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – April has been designated Autism Awareness Month and with that in mind Assemblymember Timothy Grayson (D-Concord) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 60 to the State Assembly. ACR 60 encourages California families to attend a Sensory Friendly Screening during the month of April. “Sensory Friendly Screenings are a special opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families to enjoy their favorite films,” Assemblymember Grayson explained. “Participating theaters designate show times during which special accommodations are made for community members with autism. These include leaving the theater lights up, turning the sound down, and suspending the usual rules about maintaining silence.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) In a unanimous bi-partisan vote on Tuesday afternoon, the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee passed AB 998 by Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord). The bill will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 998 increases transparency and efficiency for veterans in the Veterans Home application process by requiring the creation of an admissions website that allows a veteran to apply online, see his or her current application or wait list status, and access help information for every step of the process.