E-Newsletters

May 23, 2014

UPDATE

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

MEET ME

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.


REDUCING RECIDIVISM

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

BUDGET UPDATE

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

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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

November 26, 2013

ROAD REPAIR DEFICIT

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.

October 24, 2013

SAVING $1 MILLION FOR SANTA CLARA COUNTY

With the passage of my legislation, SB 347, Santa Clara County taxpayers will now keep $1 million that was destined to be paid to the state. The bill was signed this month by Governor Brown.

Those savings can be re-invested in services for run-away and homeless youth to keep them safe.

September 18, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

The fate of hundreds of bills was sealed as the legislative year officially came to an end last week. Here’s an update on how some of my key bills played out this year.

August 23, 2013

A SOLUTION TO POLLUTION

Help take care of a precious resource by joining volunteers to clean up Los Gatos Creek on Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Campbell Park, located at Campbell and Gilman avenues. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.