“While I applaud the Governor’s aggressiveness in tackling our affordable housing crisis, I fundamentally disagree with the linking of road construction funds to housing construction goals. Not only will it not solve the funding issue at the heart of our affordable housing construction problem, I am fearful this will distract from our much needed transportation infrastructure goals.
"California has always been seen as the visionary state and we need to continue to think big and bold when we describe our future. I am willing to do the hard work to see this project come to fruition.
Sacramento–Today, Senator Jim Beall (D-15), a champion for foster youth throughout California, introduced a bill that would strengthen financial support to any individual who has spent time in the foster care system for the purpose of obtaining a college degree. SB 150 would improve their access to state grants and ensure they are delivered in a timely manner.
SACRAMENTO – Senate transportation committee members met Thursday with the head of the Department of Motor Vehicles, receiving an update on efforts to eliminate interminably long lines at field offices that have generated a torrent of complaints from the public.
CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall released the following statement in reaction to the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1019, a proposal that helps students coping with serious behavioral health disorders gain improved access to therapy and counseling through their schools.
SAN JOSE – Senator Jim Beall, chairman of the Senate’s Select Committee on Mental Health, issued this statement regarding Governor Brown’s veto of SB 906, legislation to institute statewide standards for peer providers specialists to expand support for people battling mental disorders or substance abuse through those who have experienced and conquered those same illnesses.