Wednesday, April 26, 2017

AB 84 would move California Presidential Primary Election to Super Tuesday in 2020

Sacramento – Today, AB 84, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin’s bill which would move California’s presidential primary to early March in 2020, passed out of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee on a 6 – 1 vote with bi-partisan support.

Friday, April 7, 2017

“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

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) – "This video is part of a community action project Tiffany Yu and Ashley Tai organized for their Mills High School AP US Government and Politics class."

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.