Press Release

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

California has responded to Federal threats of increased oil and gas drilling by making it virtually impossible for any drilling to happen on or near protected lands by halting most pipeline leasing.

What is it?

Assembly Bill 342. Specifically designed to thwart plans by the Trump administration to increase oil and gas production on federal land, AB 342 will make it illegal for pipelines to cross over state land. As most federally protected areas, such as National Parks and Wilderness Areas, are adjacent to state owned land, drilling could not occur in most areas. Language in the bill also specifically mentions that no leasing authority can allow pipelines on any public land, even in tidelands and submerged lands.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

California is on the verge of having statewide rent control.

Assembly Bill 1482—which will bar landlords from hiking rents more than 5 percent, plus local inflation, in one year—was approved this afternoon in the state Assembly on a 46-22 vote. Inflation varies by region, but averages about 2.5 percent in California.

The bill now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk; he has said he will sign it.

Monday, September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO — California on Monday sought to block the Trump administration from allowing new oil and gas wells in national parks and wilderness areas in the state.

Any new oil or gas projects approved in federally protected areas would be prohibited from having their pipelines or other essential infrastructure cross state lands, under legislation approved by California lawmakers.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Assemblymember Muratsuchi commemorated Surfing Day on the Assembly Floor.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Dr. Raul Artal-Mittelmark, a Palos Verdes resident, is the recipient of the 2019 AD 66 Holocaust Remembrance Resolution.  He is pictured with the Assemblymember and Rabbi Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei of Congregation Ner Tamid.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Over 300 families attended my 3rd Annual Children's Health Fair at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in West Carson! The fair offered free dental screenings, backpacks, lunch boxes, bike helmets and school supplies. Lots of information on children's health and diet, CPR lessons, LGBTQ+ support services, and of course, a visit from Spiderman and superhero friends. A big thank you to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the Community for your support and participation.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Assemblymember Muratsuchi held a Peace and Unity in the Community resource fair at the Harbor City Recreation Center.