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State Lawmakers Should Not Fight Pay Cut

November 06, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. said today he opposes attempts to stop a Citizens Compensation Commission ruling that cuts legislators’ pay, per diem, and car allowances by 18 percent.

“I disagree with the legal challenge to overturn the compensation commission’s decision,’’ Beall said. “We have a process that has been set up to regulate legislators’ pay and we should abide by it.’’

Ten-Cent Per Drink Fee To Mitigate Billions In Alcohol-Related Harm Dies In Assembly Committee

January 05, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
"This issue isn't over,'' Beall says

A proposal to raise $1.4 billion in revenue by increasing fees on beer, wine, and distilled spirits to the equivalent of a dime per drink was killed in the Assembly Health Committee today.

The Governor’s Cuts Will Ultimately Cost Us More

January 08, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Beall Urges the Governor to Reconsider Cuts to Human Services

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. assailed the Governor’s budget proposal to drastically cut key human services that vulnerable Californians are relying on during this vicious recession.

Assembly Bill 12 Clears Major Hurdle

January 21, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Beall's Legislation To Improve Foster Care Advances To Assembly Floor

Proposed legislation to extend foster care benefits to age 21 moved a giant step closer to becoming a reality after the Assembly Appropriations Committee endorsed Assembly Bill 12. The bill now moves to the Assembly Floor.

Assembly Republicans And Democrats Join To Pass AB 12

January 27, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Legislation to Extend Foster Care Benefits to Age 21 Advances

With broad bipartisan support, Assembly Bill 12, a proposal that taps available federal monies to help finance California’s Kin-GAP program and to offer foster care benefits to age 21, sailed through the Assembly on a quick  72-0 vote. The bill now moves to the state Senate.

Assemblymember Jim Beall Salutes Country Music Star Jimmy Wayne's Walk For Homeless Foster Care Youth

February 04, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Assemblymember Jim Beall praised recording star Jimmy Wayne's "Meet Me Halfway" campaign for casting a national spotlight on the plight of homeless foster care youth.

Assemblymember Jim Beall Receives "Stampy" Award

February 17, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Anti-Hunger Agencies Hail Beall's Work to Fight Hunger

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr., was named today as the legislator recipient of the 2010 “Stampy Award,’’ an honor bestowed by advocates, individuals, and legislative staff statewide who are dedicated to fighting hunger.

Country Music Star Jimmy Wayne Visits Sacramento To Support Assemblymember Beall’s Foster Care Bill

April 29, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Jimmy Wayne, a former foster care youth who rose to become a country music star, will be the honored guest of Assemblymember Jim Beall on Monday in observance of May as National Foster Care Month.

Mental Health Parity Bill Passes The Assembly

June 01, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
AB 1600 Advances to the State Senate for Consideration

Legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. to require health insurers to cover treatment of mental health disorders and addictions equal to the coverage they provide for physical illnesses and injuries passed the Assembly today on a vote of 50 ayes, 26 noes, and four not voting.

Mental Health Parity Bill Lands On Governor’s Desk

August 26, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
UCLA Study Indicates 5 million Californians Need Mental Health Support

Assembly Bill 1600, a cost-saving mental health and substance abuse parity bill that will make treatment affordable for millions of Californians, was approved Thursday by the Legislature.

The bill -- introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall -- now goes to the Governor’s office.

E-Newsletters

January 2012 Newsletter

January 19, 2012

COLLEGE TAX CREDIT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS

February 2012 Newsletter

February 17, 2012

FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Satisfy your appetite and your curiosity about the California state budget.

Assembly District 24 will hold a free community pancake breakfast with Christian Griffith of the Assembly Budget Committee as the featured speaker. He’ll furnish information about the Governor’s proposed budget and take questions.

March 2012 Newsletter

March 20, 2012

SPRING EVENTS

My Assembly District 24 staff and I are organizing four key events next month. I hope you can attend them.

April 2012 Newsletter

April 23, 2012

DIGGING BART

A date to remember: April 12, 2012, the day we broke ground for the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension.

After decades of planning and haggling for funding, we are finally beginning construction on BART. Trains are expected to begin rolling into San Jose’s station on Mabury Road in a little more than four years.

July 2012 Newsletter

July 25, 2012

BREAKFAST WITH CALIFORNIA'S TOP SCHOOL OFFICIAL

Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will join me at my free pancake breakfast next month to discuss California’s school budget and how it will affect classrooms. Be sure to mark your calendar for this informative meeting about the future of our K-12 education.

August 2012 Newsletter

August 17, 2012

EDUCATION

California's public schools are at a crossroads. After four years of cuts, our schools have lost $20 billion in funding and 38,000 full-time teachers while student enrollment tops more than 6 million.

What can we do to improve our embattled schools and how can California restore revenues that that have been slashed?

February 2013 Newsletter

February 15, 2013

MEET ME

As your new state Senator for District 15, I'm continuing my series of informal coffee meetings that I began years ago as a member of the state Assembly.

These meetings allow residents to speak one-on-one with me on any state-related issue that's on their minds. I'll be meeting with people on a first-come, first-serve basis. My next coffee meeting is scheduled for:

March 2013 Newsletter

March 12, 2013

MEET ME

Come to my community coffee or drop by my Open House and visit my new Senate District 15 office in Campbell. I am also sponsoring an Education Roundtable about school funding.

District Office Open House
Thursday, March 14; 4:00-6:30 p.m.
2105 S. Bascom, Ave., Suite 154
Lincoln Court building, about a block south of the Pruneyard Shopping Center, Campbell.

April 2013 Newsletter

April 17, 2013

FUNDING OUR FUTURE

If you missed my "Funding Our Future'' education roundtable on the state's school budget earlier this month, please come to my second forum on April 18, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Cupertino Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road.