Bill Amends the Political Reform Act
July 20, 2017
For Immediate Release
AB 84, AB 467 and ACA All Move Forward
Sacramento – On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the Senate Elections Committee passed three bills authored by Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin that continue his commitment to voter engagement and empowerment.
AB 84 would Make California Count by moving California’s presidential primary to March starting in 2020. “There is significant interest in giving California’s voters a greater voice in choosing presidential candidates,” Mullin said. “If California’s primary joins Super Tuesday, our voters would have a more prominent voice at a time when candidates are being tested for the first time on the national stage.”
Rainy Day Fund Strengthened while Working Families, Schools and Medi-Cal See Increases
Sacramento - “I am thrilled to learn that the Federal Transit Administration will be signing the Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Caltrain Electrification Project. This decision comes after numerous public and private sector groups conveyed to Transportation Secretary Chao that this funding was critical to the region and beyond. While the electrification of Caltrain will provide a cleaner, faster, quieter rail system that will take cars off our roads, this project will benefit our growing region environmentally and economically for years to come.
Sacramento - Governor Brown released his revised budget earlier today. Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) released the following statement in response:
“The Governor’s budget revisions continue to champion a fiscally prudent approach to the State budget based on revenue projections and continued uncertainty around the economic impact California could experience based on a decline in revenue and/or significant changes to the level of federal funding the state may receive.