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Lawmakers join key Hollywood interests to urge passage of renewed tax credit to help film/TV industries

August 20, 2014
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Sen. Ted Lieu joins rally

SACRAMENTO – Joined by dozens of Hollywood actors, makeup artists, support workers and fellow lawmakers, Sen. Ted Lieu joined a rally on the Capitol steps today to urge passage of an expanded tax credit to help California’s film and TV industries stay in the Golden State.

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Landmark auto-safety bill coauthored by Sen. Lieu goes to governor

August 20, 2014

GUEST PRESS RELEASE from the office of Asm. Brian Jones, R-Santee

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature passed landmark legislation today that will improve automotive safety, protect consumers from unscrupulous tire dealers and increase fuel economy.  Approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, Assembly Bill 1665 is headed to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Sen. Ted Lieu: Audit of state drug rehabilitation programs shows massive fraud, costing millions

August 19, 2014
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Audit follows investigation request
SACRAMENTO – Responding to the release today of an audit he requested, Sen. Ted Lieu today expressed outrage that there has been massive fraud – costing taxpayers millions of dollars – in drug-rehabilitation programs overseen by California’s Drug Medi-Cal program.

Sen. Ted Lieu commends U.S. surgeon general for today's warning against tanning beds

July 29, 2014

Surgeon General announcements follows FDA restrictrions

SACRAMENTO -  Sen. Ted Lieu, author of California’s first-in-the-nation ban on children under 18 from using tanning beds, hailed today’s warnings from the U.S. Surgeon General for people of all ages to avoid using ultraviolet-emitting tanning beds.

Sen. Ted Lieu praises Gov. Brown for allowing voters an opportunity to send a message on corporate influence in elections

July 16, 2014
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Measure will be on November 2014 ballot
SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ted Lieu today praised California Gov. Brown for allowing Lieu’s measure to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.  Senate Bill 1272 would give voters the right to declare independence from the growing influence of money in politics.

Sen. Ted Lieu calls on Hamas to halt rocket attacks on Israel

July 13, 2014
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Statement follows Israeli-American rally
LOS ANGELES – State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, today called on Hamas to halt its rocket attacks on Israel.

Sen. Ted Lieu calls on Fox TV host Bob Beckel to resign after xenophobic slur

July 12, 2014

Statement follows racist statements televised live
LOS ANGELES – State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, today called on Fox News Host Bob Beckel to resign immediately after statements the Fox TV host made about Chinese people:
“We should all be alarmed by the racist, xenophobic comments by Fox News Host Bob Beckel.  His comments have no place in America and this is at least the second time he has used racial slurs. He must resign immediately."

California Senate sends Gov. Brown bill seeking reversal of corporate influence on elections

July 03, 2014
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Sen. Ted Lieu bill would add measure to November ballot
SACRAMENTO – On the eve of the Fourth of July, the California Senate today sent to Gov. Brown a call for a November ballot measure that would allow voters to declare independence from the growing influence of money in politics.

$1 million in California Arts Council Awards include nearly $300,000 for six Los Angeles-area groups

July 07, 2014
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Sen. Ted Lieu: Awards are aimed at transforming communities through the arts

SACRAMENTO – The California Arts Council will fund 24 community arts projects statewide, including six in Los Angeles County, through a new program called Creative California Communities, said Sen. Ted Lieu, chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Arts.

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