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Monday, June 26, 2017

On Wednesday, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi's (D-Torrance) Assembly Bills (AB) 1646, 1647 and 1649 passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

AB 1646 calls for the creation and maintenance of a publicly accessible community alert plan, using notifications such as reverse 911, text, email PSAs, as well as the maintenance of a public alert system.

Monday, June 12, 2017

State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) donned a wet suit on Saturday and joined about two dozen local constituents on stand-up paddleboards to draw attention to coastal issues.

Muratsuchi, who plans to introduce a resolution next week at the State Capitol declaring June 17 “International Surfing Day,” said he was working hard to protect the coastline and coastal economies such as the Redondo Beach waterfront.

Monday, June 12, 2017

State Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) donned a wet suit on Saturday and joined about two dozen local constituents on stand-up paddleboards to draw attention to coastal issues.

Muratsuchi, who plans to introduce a resolution next week at the State Capitol declaring June 17 “International Surfing Day,” said he was working hard to protect the coastline and coastal economies such as the Redondo Beach waterfront.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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.

…Meanwhile, lawmakers at the state level have been taking steps to address student debt. A bill by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, that would prevent forgiven student loan debt from being assessed as a tax liability passed the Assembly on a 76-0 vote last week. “No one should be taxed for forgiven student loans,” Muratsuchi said in a statement.

Monday, June 5, 2017

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.

Monday, June 5, 2017

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.

Friday, June 2, 2017

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.”