Monday, March 20, 2017

Sacramento – California Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin has introduced AB 1405 to deploy more clean energy resources during peak electricity demand, in order to meet the State’s 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) and renewable energy targets.

“California’s goals of 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2030, 40% greenhouse gas reductions below 1990 levels by 2030, and providing reliable, cost-effective electricity to energy customers are laudable, but ultimately incongruous in the absence of a policy framework and new market mechanisms to allow California’s Independent System Operator (CAISO) to manage the impacts of increasing renewables penetration” said Mullin.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

(Sacramento) – The State Assembly, led by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo), welcomed Ireland’s Consul General to the Western United States Phillip Grant to the Assembly chambers on March 14, 2017. Assemblymember Mullin also authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 28 which designates March 2017 as Irish American Heritage Month in honor of the multitude of contributions that Irish Americans have made to the country and California.

Monday, March 13, 2017

(San Mateo, CA) – After the family of Tiffany Yu, a high school intern for Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo), was victimized by identity theft, she went to work producing a video to help others deal with the impacts of a cyber-attack. Her “5 Steps” video tells what to do and who to talk with if your identity is stolen. “Our bank accounts and email passwords had been changed, my parents' social security numbers had been stolen, and the identity thieves took thousands of dollars from our accounts,” Yu says of her family’s experience with identity theft.

Friday, February 10, 2017

AB 467 Would Ensure Voter Access to Information While Saving Money

Sacramento – Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin introduced AB 467, a bill that will ensure access to election material while preserving local resources by allowing local transportation expenditure tax plans to be posted online in lieu of being printed in a county voter information handbook.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

(Sacramento) – The California State Assembly adjourned its January 30, 2017 floor session in the memory of former State Librarian, Doctor Kevin Starr. “Dr. Starr was appointed State Librarian by Governor Pete Wilson in 1994. He was the head of the State Library for a decade under three Governors,” Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) pointed out during his tribute to Dr. Starr. “Dr. Starr and his story-telling will be greatly missed. His contributions to California’s libraries and the state will long be remembered and greatly appreciated.”  Dr. Starr was 76 years old when he died from a heart attack. Here’s more from Assemblymember Mullin’s tribute to Dr. Starr in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) says Governor Jerry Brown delivered a very dynamic State of the State speech in his annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature. “He struck a very optimistic tone but also a defiant tone,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “He talked a lot about this contrast between California and Washington and the fact that when we defend California values we’re really defending American values.” Watch this Assembly Access video to hear more of Assemblymember Mullin’s comments.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Earlier today, Governor Jerry Brown delivered a dynamic and defiant State of the State address highlighting many of the accomplishments we have achieved together over the last six years and highlighting the importance of a bipartisan approach moving forward.

“Governor Brown’s State of the State was a call to action, urging both houses of the Legislature to continue working for all Californians. When taking stock of the Legislature’s accomplishments over the last six years we have; increased support for public schools, increased the minimum wage, served as a world leader in climate change, all while closing a massive budget  deficit and creating a rainy day fund.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed 2017-18 budget earlier today, which outlines his fiscal priorities for the next year. Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) released the following statement in response:

“Governor Brown has taken a balanced and generally prudent approach to the budget amid uncertainty. The proposal anticipates declining revenue projections in California and the unknown economic impact to California as a result of the potential changes to the amount of federal funding our state may receive.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Speaker pro Tem Mullin Thinks Californian’s Deserve a Stronger Voice

Sacramento – Today, Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin introduced AB 84 which would move California’s presidential primary to March in 2020, with the goal of making California more politically relevant when it comes to presidential primaries.

“Moving the presidential primary to March ensures that candidates pay attention to the voters in our state,” Mullin stated. “Under the current June primary schedule, candidates fly in for fundraising and then fly right back out again. The voters in the most populous state in the Union and sixth largest economy in the world should have the opportunity to be more politically relevant in our most important national election.”

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sacramento – Today, the California High Speed Rail Authority approved the San Francisco to San Jose Peninsula Corridor Funding Plan, which will electrify and modernize the Peninsula Corridor which runs from 4th and King Street in San Francisco to Tamien Station in San Jose. As this 51 mile corridor along Highway 101, known as the "Birthplace of Biotechnology" and the "Silicon Valley" has seen its reputation and economic impact on the region and the state increase in recent years; significant congestion and commuter gridlock have followed.