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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a law that will require the University of California to be more transparent in how it reports costs and how it deals with the state auditor, a measure that was introduced in the wake of a scathing audit of the UC president's office this spring.

The measure, AB 1655 by Assemblyman Tim Grayson (D-Concord), also will require UC to use publicly available financial information when it publishes its biennial report on the costs of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
Monday, October 16, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) This weekend, AB 1674, the Fair Access to University of California Act of 2017, authored by Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord), was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 1674 ensures that qualified in-state students are not denied admission at UC institutions in favor of less qualified out-of-state students who pay more in tuition and fees.

Upon passage Assemblymember Grayson said the following: “I want to thank Governor Brown for signing this bill into law and supporting qualified local 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 generates. I am pleased that the Governor is joining with me in taking a stand for California’s students.”

Saturday, October 14, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) This afternoon, AB 1655, The UC Transparency Act of 2017 authored by Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord), was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 1655 prohibits the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) from intentionally misleading the State Auditor and requires greater transparency in UC cost reporting.

Upon passage Assemblymember Grayson said the following: “I want to thank Governor Brown for signing AB 1655 into law. This bill is critical to restoring the public trust that was eroded by recent findings about the actions of the UC Office of the President and their intentional interference with a State Auditor’s investigation. Students and taxpayers need to know that UC leadership will be good stewards of the institution, and this bill provides much needed accountability.”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

(San Francisco) – Assemblymember Timothy Grayson (D-Concord), several other Assembly Democrats, housing advocates, labor and business leaders joined Governor Brown in San Francisco as he signed a comprehensive package of bills to help address the supply and affordability of housing in California. “This is the beginning. This is the first step,” said Assemblymember Grayson. “There’s still a lot of work to be done.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the ongoing housing crisis in California. Included in the package were AB 879 authored by freshman Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) and SB 35 coauthored by Grayson.
At the conclusion of the ceremony Grayson stated, “When I started serving my district in January, I knew special interests in Sacramento could stand in the way of making real progress on this issue. Today, I am proud that we have overcome that challenge and are delivering on our promises to address our state’s housing crisis. I look forward to continuing to work on this issue and ensuring that we reach our goal of bringing California home in the years ahead.”  
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Where is the equity? That is what East Bay legislators have been asking proponents of Regional Measure 3 (RM3) to increase our six state-owned bridge tolls by up to $3 per crossing. Unfortunately, the problem is even worse than most realize and the wrong people are being asked to foot the bill for the Bay Area’s transportation problems.

SB 595, currently under discussion in the Legislature, would require the nine Bay Area Counties to hold a referendum on RM3 next year. Massive investment in the Bay Area’s transportation infrastructure is critically needed but a hike in the bridge tolls would disproportionately put the burden of financing this investment on East Bay residents. As an East Bay legislator, this inequity is not something that I can support.