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Friday, June 16, 2017

Legislation supported by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Attorney Mike Feuer would allow municipalities to close streets where excessive illegal dumping occurs

Thursday, June 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – On the heels of the legislature approving the state budget, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D- Pacoima) lauded a balanced, on-time budget that brings much-needed resources to the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

Friday, June 9, 2017

As excerpted from the LA Business Journal:

“When I authored the Film Tax Credit, the most important thing that I focused on was returning good-paying jobs to California and stimulating our local economies, where filming takes place,” Bocanegra said in a statement. “However, since the program has proven successful, and jobs have returned to the Golden State, we need to make sure we have a well-trained workforce ready to assume those jobs.”

Monday, June 5, 2017

As excerpted from the Daily News:

 

"I have been and will continue to be an environmental justice advocate and an advocate for the health of my community. I grew up in Pacoima, an area home to working-class families who live next to freeways, an aging airport and retired landfills, and whose children go to school next to power plants. I remember as a kid how my school would cancel recesses because of bad smog and poor air quality.

These memories should never become a reality for the children of our great state. Air pollution in California is without question a problem, particularly for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, and we must address it."

Friday, June 2, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The State Assembly voted 54-21 to approve legislation to bring equity to California’s criminal justice laws, by ensuring the use and manufacturing of false immigration documents carries the same penalties as the use and production of a fake driver’s license.  Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra's (D-Pacoima) AB 222 requires California voters to repeal sections 113 and 114 of the California Penal Code, an unnecessary and anti-immigrant provision enacted in 1994 as part of Proposition 187 to fight the perceived ills of illegal immigr

Thursday, June 1, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) wrote Assembly Bill 1664 as an update to the current California Film and Tax Credit program. AB 1664 will increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California. The $1 million of funding in AB 1664 would be used for current hands-on training programs geared towards high school and community college students that are run by entertainment unions, who are experts in their fields. “The current environment presents an opportunity for the state to ensure that our youth has an opportunity to be the next generation of carpenters, make-up artists, set designers, and grips,” said Assemblymember Bocanegra. “AB 1664 is a good step towards rebuilding and growing our middle-class workforce, especially in communities that are under-represented and overlooked.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bill would benefit under-represented groups

Thursday, May 11, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) released the following statement on Governor Brown’s May Budget Revision: 

“Governor Brown’s budget revision shows a better outlook for California compared to January’s budget, and we don’t have to make painful cuts to key programs despite revenue projections remaining down from last year.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s legislation supported by Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez

(SACRAMENTO) – The State Assembly voted 60-1 to approve Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to curb prostitution on streets throughout the City of Los Angeles.  AB 1206 would establish 24-month pilot program in Los Angeles to allow law enforcement agencies to impound vehicles of “johns” and pimps that are used during solicitation of prostitution. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Daily News:

"With so many economic indicators having hit crisis proportions, it should serve as a sobering wakeup call to policymakers that something is amiss. Far too many Californians are being left behind, and that is evident in nearly every part of the Los Angeles region.

Policymakers at the state and local levels must immediately prioritize and address the situation as it is: a grave threat to our social stability."