August 12, 2014


Do you have an idea for a new law? Here's your chance to share it with me. Just click here.

I and my staff will evaluate your idea for its necessity, legality, practicality, its cost, and whether the proposed change is redundant. And, we'll inform you if we draft a bill based on your idea.

July 18, 2014


Be part of the solution to pollution! Join me next month for my annual Los Gatos Creek Clean-up. Everyone is welcome -- join your neighbors, enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, meet friendly people, do something good for the environment and our community.

June 19, 2014


Over 95 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are correctly installed. But research shows seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained.

Is your child's car seat properly installed? Don't take a chance with the safety of your son or daughter.

May 23, 2014


The most rewarding aspect of my work in Sacramento is finding ways to help my district -- improving its transportation and health systems or by saving taxpayers' dollars.

April 21, 2014


If you have a state-related issue or problem, you can speak to me one-on-one over a cup of coffee on April 25, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Le Boulanger, 1351 Lincoln Ave., in San Jose's Willow Glen district. The meetings are on a first-come, first-serve basis.


March 21, 2014

Audrie's Law

February 12, 2014

Open House

You're invited to my annual Open House on Feb. 21, Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at my Senate District 15 office, 2105 S. Campbell Ave., Suite 154. Light refreshments will be available. To RSVP, click here!

January 22, 2014


A year ago, Sacramento turned the corner in reversing California's massive debt. This year, legislators plan to build on that momentum by cutting more debt while pumping billions into education.

After years of recession that has resulted in nearly $24.9 billion of debt to date, we are on the road toward erasing that red ink by the end of the 2017-18 fiscal year. Last year, we wiped out $9.8 billion in debt.

December 13, 2013

Christmas Tree


The best thing about the holidays is sharing time with your family and friends. Here are a few ideas:

November 26, 2013


As the chairman of the Senate Budget subcommittee on transportation, I am convening a hearing Monday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bascom Community Center, 1000 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, to assess the conditions of our roads - from state and city highways to bridges - and how California can begin improving them.