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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

“We are seeing a growing number of good-paying, STEM-sector jobs in California that require advanced STEM degrees,” Bocanegra said in a news release. “Developing a rigorous, high-quality state-sponsored STEM school will give students, regardless of their background, the tools to succeed in STEM fields.”

Thursday, July 6, 2017

“The CalGRIP program has made an impact in the communities I represent by keeping our children safe at our schools and parks through various city programs,” said Bocanegra (D-Pacoima).  “This year, one of the police divisions in my district has reported zero homicides and a reduction in violent crime.  Providing our cities and public safety agencies the necessary resources to combat violent crime has produced positive results for my district.”

Monday, July 3, 2017

“Today, if an underage college student uses a fake ID to purchase a six-pack of beer, he or she can be charged with a misdemeanor,”  Bocanegra said in a statement. “However, if an immigrant is caught using that same fake ID, he or she is automatically charged with a felony and is subject to five years in prison."

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

As excerpted from the LA Times

“Today, if an underage college student uses a fake ID to purchase a six-pack of beer, he or she can be charged with a misdemeanor,”  Bocanegra said in a statement. “However, if an immigrant is caught using that same fake ID, he or she is automatically charged with a felony and is subject to five years in prison."

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."

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."