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Assemblymembers Muratsuchi, Garcia, and Santiago introduce Broadband bond bill to close the digital divide and jumpstart economic recovery

Torrance, CA – Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) along with Principal Coauthor Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) introduced the California Broadband for All Bond Act, AB 34, a general obligation bond measure of up to $10 billion to close the digital divide throughout California.

Governor Gavin Newsom signs Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, banning the manufacture or sale of cosmetic products containing 24 specified toxic chemicals

Torrance, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act which, starting in 2025, will prohibit the manufacture or sale of any cosmetic product in the State of California containing any of 24 specified toxic chemicals, consistent with a similar prohibition previously enacted by the European Union and other countries.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi writes letter to Legislative Chairs requesting full and fair funding for California schools, as California faces budget shortfalls due to COVID expenditures

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) wrote a letter this week to the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittee Chairs, Assemblymembers Phil Ting and Kevin McCarthy as well as Senators Holly Mitchell and Richard Roth, requesting full and fair funding for California schools.

Governor signs legislation encouraging school districts to restrict student smartphone use at K-12 public schools

Torrance, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 272, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), a bill that encourages California school districts to develop and adopt policies that limit or prohibit student use of smartphones on school grounds during school hours, with specific exceptions.  This new law authorizes school districts to adopt t

Bill that will help raise California to the top ten in the nation in per pupil spending passes Senate Education Committee on a bipartisan vote

Torrance, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s Assembly Bill 39, that will help raise California to the top ten in the nation in per pupil spending, passed the Senate Education Committee on a bipartisan vote.  This bill proposes aspirational funding targets for California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to establish a plan for increasing the state’s K-12 fundi