MY WEEK – June 5-11

June 13, 2016

Here are some of the highlights from my week:

•    Downtown San Jose residents had been without key health services since San Jose Medical Center closed in 2004. So, it was with great pleasure that I attended the grand opening of the Valley Health Center Downtown, operated under the auspices of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. This new facility increases access to primary care, pediatrics, preventative care and more.

June 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the $122 billion spending budget passed by the Legislature:

“The new budget, passed on time, is a sensible and responsible plan that reflects the Legislature’s priorities together with the Gov. Brown’s vision for California’s future. This budget lifts people up who have not shared in the economic recovery and also prudently sets more money aside for emergencies.

June 02, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Two bills by Senator Jim Beall designed to expand the ability of school districts to provide mental health services for students and strengthen state oversight of how funds for those services are spent were approved by the state Senate this week.

Senate Bill 884 was passed today on a 37-0 vote. A companion bill, SB 1113, was approved on a 39-0 vote on Tuesday. Both bills are now under consideration by the Assembly.

June 01, 2016

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, Senator Jim Beall’s proposed $3 billion Affordable Housing Bond to generate thousands of homes and apartments priced within the reach of California’s families as well as house thousands of homeless individuals was approved by the Senate today by a 28-9 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly for consideration.

May 18, 2016

Senator Beall's May Newsletter. In this issue:

  • Senior Health Fair 5/20/16 Eastridge Mall, San Jose
  • Affordable Housing
  • Memorial Day
  • Senate District Branch Office
May 03, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Jim Beall’s proposed $3 billion Affordable Housing Bond, funding to help solve California’s critical housing shortage, spur job creation, and leverage federal tax incentives to increase the bond’s impact, was approved today by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee by a 9 to 1 vote.

April 25, 2016

Senator Beall's April-Newsletter. In this issue:

  • Coffee meet-up in San Jose's Evergreen District
  • Senior Health Care
  • Housing and Transportation