January 05, 2010
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"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.

November 06, 2009
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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.’’

November 03, 2009
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Costs of Fingerprinting and Fraud Investigations Exceeds Savings

A state audit requested by Assemblymember Jim Beall shows there is no proof current efforts to ferret out suspected fraud by CalWorks or Food Stamp recipients actually saves taxpayers money.

October 12, 2009
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Legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. to help hospitals obtain federal funds to finance and complete state-mandated seismic safety improvements was signed by the Governor.

“Assembly Bill 303 ensures our emergency rooms can remain open during a catastrophe and it creates thousands of construction jobs,’’ Beall said. “It’s really a stimulus package that works on two fronts.’’

August 24, 2009
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Assembly Bill 115 Covers Working Poor in Santa Clara County, Stabilizes Medical Costs

Sacramento -- While the nation remains deadlocked over national health insurance reform, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. to provide health coverage for thousands of low-wage workers in Santa Clara County and their families was passed today by the California State Senate.

July 29, 2009
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San Jose Assemblymember honored for AB 440, the College Student Success Act Vows to fight anti-education Senator who killed the bill

The Campaign for College Opportunity presented its prestigious “Champion of College Opportunity’’ award to Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. today on the south steps of the State Capitol.

July 24, 2009
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Effective substance abuse treatment can cut California's 70 percent recidivism rate
July 01, 2009
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Beall offers a solution to eliminate paying millions more in IOU interest

Recommending a practical solution to California’s fiscal crisis, Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. has asked the Governor to request the acceleration of California’s receipt of federal funds.

May 29, 2009
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Key bills introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr., D-San Jose that would increase access to mental heath treatment, reduce incidences of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and improve the seismic safety of hospitals while creating jobs were passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

“These bills will help ensure a healthier California and they will save our state millions of dollars in the long run,’’ said Beall, chairman of the Assembly Human Services Committee.

May 20, 2009
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Following the resounding defeat of key budget propositions, Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. suggested new approaches to trim the $21 billion deficit and provide relief for school districts.

“The voters told us on Tuesday they want us to go back to the drawing board,’’ Beall, D-San Jose, said. “The short-term thinking that pervades the State Capitol has run its course. We have to develop a different and pragmatic, long-term approach toward our state’s fiscal policies.