Statement From Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin On the Passage of SB 1

“This legislation is long overdue and will provide much needed investments in roadways and public transit throughout California. Our transportation infrastructure already had many glaring needs and this winter’s heavy rain exposed even more fragile roadways in desperate need of repair. This issue is problematic beyond crumbling roads and bridges as drivers are finding themselves paying hundreds of dollars to repair their vehicles after hitting potholes. The funding in this bill will double the current investment in funding for public transit which will help relieve congestion in the Bay Area and will allow for road repairs in every California community.” #FixCARoads

Statement From Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin On the Passage of SB 1

California Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin proposes Clean Peak Energy Legislation

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.

Speaker pro Tem Mullin’s Statement on Governor Brown’s State of the State

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.

Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget

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.