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Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill (AB) 461, which will exclude forgiven student debt from tax liability, approved by Assembly.

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 461, which will expand the existing exclusion for forgiven or canceled debt from gross income in determining tax liability, was approved by the Assembly on a 76-0 vote on Wednesday, May 31st.  Current law allows for forgiving or canceling student loan debt, but the forgiven loan debt may still be assessed as a tax liability.

Muratsuchi introduces bill calling for $3 million in Education Grants on Civil Liberties and the World War II Japanese American Incarceration

Muslim, Jewish, Latino & Asian Pacific Islander communities rally to keep history from repeating under Trump

Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) today called for $3 million in grants to the State Library for educational activities and materials on civil liberties and the World War II Japanese American Incarceration. The Assemblymember made his remarks at a Capitol press conference, where he stood with Assemblymembers and leaders from the Muslim, Asian Pacific Islander (API), Jewish and Latino communities in solidarity to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself in the Trump era. 

TRUMP CONCERNS DOMINATE 48TH MANZANAR PILGRIMAGE

More than 2,000 gather at former Japanese American concentration camp.

Concern over the decisions coming out of the newly elected Trump Administration dominated this year’s Manzanar Pilgrimage program, where more than 2,000 people turned out. The annual pilgrimage was held on April 29 at the Manzanar National Historic Site in Inyo County.

Statement from Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) on U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s Report on ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery’s 2015 Explosion in Torrance

Torrance, CA - “The U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) findings about the 2015 explosion at the Torrance Refinery are both troubling and serious. According to the report, the refinery failed to put into place adequate safety procedures, update its equipment and train workers adequately. But the agency, unfortunately, cannot enforce their recommendations.