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Sen. Ted Lieu measure brings in $1.5 million in grants to fight climate change, rising sea levels

June 23, 2014
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Deadline to apply for grants is Aug. 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – If your coastal community is serious about fighting climate change, a check of up to $500,000 could soon be on its way.

Thanks to a 2012 pro-environment law by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, funding is now available for local governments and private organizations with innovative ideas on how to improve California’s coastal areas and mitigate sea-level rise. 

Sen. Ted Lieu said today’s audit of prison sterilizations ‘shocks the conscience’

June 19, 2014
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Statement follows release of state audit
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, today released the following statement on today’s state report on prison sterilizations of female inmates:

Sen. Ted Lieu names Santa Monica insurance firm ‘Business of the Year’

June 16, 2014
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Sen. Ted W. Lieu honors Santa Monica business

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu today honored ISU Bob Gabriel Co. Insurance owner Susan Gabriel Potter with the 2014 Business of the Year Award for his Senate district as part of the annual California Small Business Day.

Sen. Ted Lieu praises balanced budget and programs he fought for, including arts, education, recidivism-reduction programs, mapping of earthquake faults

June 16, 2014
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Budget passage includes millions for Sen. Lieu’s priorities
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach, today released the following statement in response to passage of a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014-15:

“California has turned the corner,” Lieu said shortly after passage of a $156 billion budget. “We have now passed our fourth on-time, balanced budget, and the investments we make today will benefit Californians for generations.”

Senator Ted W. Lieu commends FDA for new tanning bed warnings, but ban is needed

May 29, 2014

Federal Drug Administration Urges Age Restrictions for Harmful Tanning Bed Radiation

SACRAMENTO -  Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Redondo Beach) commended the Federal Drug Administration today for new hazard warnings for tanning beds for anyone under age 18. In addition to the age warning, tanning bed manufacturers must provide information about increased risks for skin cancer associated with the radiation emitting devices.

Senate passes bill prohibiting cooperation in mass spying by feds

May 19, 2014

Bipartisan measure a response to NSA illegal electronic dragnets.

SACRAMENTO – In response to repeated federal admissions of widespread warrantless spying on innocent American citizens, the California Senate today passed bipartisan legislation that would ban the state from supporting or assisting the federal government in unconstitutional spying and data dragnets on Californian citizens and their information.

Sen. Lieu Statement on Proposal to Bring Back California’s Arts-in-Corrections Program

May 05, 2014

TORRANCE - Senator Ted Lieu, Chair of the Joint Committee on the Arts, commended a proposed pilot program between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Arts Council to bring Arts-in-Corrections programs back into the state corrections system. 

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