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Monday, May 22, 2017

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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

(Sacramento) – It’s time for the newest edition of Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s (D-San Mateo) Capitol Connection. In this episode Speaker pro Tem Mullin reviews the beginning of the 2017-18 legislative session - including the passage of a much needed transportation infrastructure improvement plan, the ongoing efforts to deal with the state’s affordable housing crisis and the legislation he’s authored to improve the lives of people in his 22nd Assembly District. Catch up on the Capitol action with Assemblymember Mullin in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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.

Monday, May 8, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s (D-San Mateo) wants California’s presidential primary to have more clout. So, he’s authored Assembly Bill 84, which would move the California presidential primary election to Super Tuesday in 2020. “It’s time to Make California Count in presidential primary elections.  AB 84 will do just that,” Assemblymember Mullin said. “There is broad interest in giving California voters a greater voice in choosing presidential candidates.  I introduced AB 84 in January and have received positive bi-partisan feedback, since this bill benefits all California voters regardless of party affiliation.” Here’s more from Assemblymember Mullin.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

(Sacramento) - Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) wrote Assembly Bill 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,” Assemblymember Mullin told the Committee on Elections and Redistricting as he presented his bill. “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.”  Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. 

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."