California to feds: Speed up loan forgiveness for Corinthian students

California’s top law enforcement officer is calling on the federal government to discharge the student loans of thousands of former students of Corinthian Colleges who have already been approved for loan forgiveness before they are forced to start paying again.

UC opens probe into interference with state audit - SF Gate

By Nanette Asimov  

The University of California regents have hired a former state Supreme Court justice and an Orange County law firm to look into revelations that the UC president’s office interfered with a state auditor’s survey of campuses, rendering the results useless, regents Chairwoman Monica Lozano said Monday.

California’s latest comp reforms target fraud - Business Insurance

By Joyce Famakinwa

After passing reforms aimed at reducing workers compensation costs in 2012, California legislators and workers comp professionals are implementing more changes to the system, but this time they are targeting provider fraud… In March, state Assemblyman Tom Daly, in a letter addressed to Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, chairman of the audit committee, requested an audit for possible fraud in the state’s workers comp system.

Fiesta Celebrates Memorial Day - Easy Reader News

Fiesta Hermosa kicked off this weekend with a Memorial Day celebration on Saturday morning. After remarks from Mayor pro tem Jeff Duclos and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, Kim MacMullan, head of the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, invited active duty service members to the stage. Above, MacMullan with Lt. Christopher Morett and Command Senior Chief Joseph Zrelak, of U.S. Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, and Major Scott Austin of the Los Angeles District of the Army Corps of Engineers, listen to a rendition of “Amazing Grace.”

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1649 passes the Assembly Floor

AB 1649 part of Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s “California Refinery Jobs and Safety Action Plan,” which includes five Assembly bills to improve public safety at all California refineries

Torrance, CA – On Thursday, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 1649 passed the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support. The bill will codify and make permanent the existing Interagency Refinery Task Force created by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

Assembly Al Muratuchi’s Statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement

“President Trump’s decision to pull  out of the Paris climate agreement is just plain wrong.  Trump is not only on the opposite side of most every scientist around the world, he is also putting the future of our planet, and our children, in jeopardy.   There are real consequences to not taking action against climate change, including significant  sea level rise right here in the South Bay.  Climate change is real, and  by pulling out of this agreement, we are choosing to ignore a problem that will affect our world, for generations to come.”

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1646, which calls for the creation of a community alert plan, passes the Assembly Floor

AB 1646 part of Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s “California Refinery Jobs and Safety Action Plan,” which includes five Assembly bills to improve public safety at all California refineries

Torrance, CA – On Wednesday, the Assembly Floor today passed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 1646, which calls for the creation and maintenance of a publicly accessible community alert plan, using notifications such as reverse 911, text, email PSAs.  It also requires the maintenance of a public alert system including, but not limited to, alarms and sirens to alert the public in case of an emergency.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s bill to streamline construction of Beach City Health Care District’s new assisted living facility for seniors passes State Assembly

Streamlined construction method will save tax payers up to $20 million, and bring well-paying, middle class jobs to the community

Torrance, CA – In a 73-2 vote, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 994 passed the Assembly Floor with a vote of 73-2. The bill will allow a much-needed upgrade of the Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) campus to be built using a streamlined design-build construction method that will cut costs of construction by as much as 20 percent.  The upgrades include much needed maintenance on the original hospital facility, and construction of an assisted living center for the expanding senior population in the South Bay.