Press Release

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) and a bipartisan majority of legislators have approved a landmark package of legislation to address the issues surrounding climate change. Assembly Bills 398 and 617 will balance our economic, health and environmental concerns as California works to reach its 2030 climate targets and improve the lives of all residents.

Monday, July 17, 2017

(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.”

Sunday, July 9, 2017

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. He needs two-thirds of the Senate and Assembly to approve a complex proposal — one sure to have implications not just for planet Earth but also for Californians’ health and pocketbooks.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

(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."

Friday, June 16, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Following yesterday’s vote by the Legislature to approve $3.5 million in funding for the Concord GoMentum Station, Assemblymember Tim Grayson, former-Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, and Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, issued the following statements.

Grayson stated, “The work that GoMentum is doing will produce technological breakthroughs that will enable us to provide safer, more efficient transportation in our cities while also protecting our environment. California should continue to lead the world in transportation innovation, and I am proud that this measure was adopted yesterday.”

Thursday, June 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement regarding the passage of the 2017-18 state budget: 

“I’m pleased to support a 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."