Press Releases

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Construction paid for, in part, with $231 million secured by Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Friday, May 18, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi is proud to announce that the California Police Chiefs Association has chosen him as their 2017 Legislator of the Year.  The award is given to the state legislator who best supported public safety issues and also worked collaboratively with the state’s police chiefs.

“I am honored to receive the California Police Chiefs Association 2017 Legislator of the Year award.  As a former prosecutor, I am proud of my 100 percent public safety voting record.  Public safety is, and always will be, a top priority for me,” said Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

(Los Angeles) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) legislation to protect hotel employees from sexual assaults and harassment is moving through the legislative process. Assembly Bill 1761 would require hotel employers to provide a panic button to their employees in order to summon assistance in an emergency situation. KNX Radio has been covering the progress and filed these two stories.

Monday, May 14, 2018

(Los Angeles) – Legislation from Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) to make surfing the official sport of California is getting some support from skateboarders. KNX 1070 News has been following the story and filed this report. (:52)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) delivered $231 million dollars in state funding for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA Metro) extension of the Green Line light rail corridor to Torrance.  Assemblymember Muratsuchi has been negotiating with Governor Jerry Brown and LA Metro for the expedited construction of the LA Metro Green Line extension.  Today’s announcement of major state funding for the Green Line extension will help ensure that the South Bay will be served by Metro light rail service before the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, as part of LA Metro’s “28 by ’28” project list.  The Green Line extension project will extend light rail service from the existing Redondo Beach Station on Marine Avenue to a proposed Torrance transit center at Crenshaw Boulevard and Del Amo Boulevard.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is proud to announce that he secured $10 million in additional funding over four years for the Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC), an award-winning career technical education program in Torrance.  The Assemblymember had requested that education funds be directed to SoCal ROC through the state’s budget.  The California Department of Finance certified that SoCal ROC’s financial plan for the next four years was stable and will be issuing the funds. 

“As a former Torrance School Board member and trustee of the SoCal ROC board, I am pleased to deliver the additional $10 million in funding for SoCal ROC.  This additional funding will ensure that this excellent program will continue to provide high-quality career technical education and teach valuable job skills to students throughout the South Bay,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Torrance, CA – Today, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s Assembly Bill 1775 passed the Assembly Natural Resources committee on a vote of 7-3.  The bill, introduced in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of their intention to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, will ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure cannot be built in California waters to support any new federal oil development.

“We need to protect our beautiful coast of the South Bay and throughout California. This bill would help protect the health of the residents who live and work near the coast as well as the marine environment.  It will also prevent any future oil spills,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi.