Press Releases

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.

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 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.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Introduces Bill That Certifies Initiative Results Along With All Election Results

Sacramento – Today, the California State Assembly held its organizational session; swearing in new and returning members, and also marking the first day bills could be introduced for the new legislative year. Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) was sworn in again as Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly which allows him to continue to preside regularly over legislative floor sessions, make parliamentary rulings and serve as a member of Speaker Anthony Rendon’s leadership team. Mullin also took the oath of office for this third term in the State Assembly.