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First statewide assessment of ‘creative economy’ to be released Thursday; followed by Senate hearing Feb. 12

February 03, 2014
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Sen. Ted Lieu to chair joint informational review   

SACRAMENTO – Recognizing the importance of creativity to California’s past, present and future, Sen. Ted Lieu will convene a hearing in the state’s capitol to examine the role the creative sector plays in the state’s economy.
 
The Capitol hearing will follow the formal release Thursday of a creative economy study that for the first time includes statewide information.
 

Author of first-in-nation ban on ‘gay conversion’ for minors praises court decision

January 29, 2014
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Ruling is latest on Sen. Ted W. Lieu law

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted Lieu, author of the groundbreaking 2013 California measure (Senate Bill 1172) that repealed the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors, issued the following statement in response to today’s Ninth Circuit Court ruling denying a rehearing en banc:

“Supporters of equal rights can now rest more easily,” said Lieu, D-Torrance. “Today’s decision is cement over the nail in the coffin of the bogus practice of ‘reparative’ therapy.”

Northbound I405 freeway to be closed at Sepulveda Pass President's Day Weekend, Feb. 14-18

January 29, 2014

Guest Press Release from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

Complex Paving Operation Required for “Jamzilla” 80-Hour Lane Closures in Sepulveda Pass Presidents’ Day Weekend

 Los Angeles, Calif. - The planned 80-hour “Jamzilla” paving operation now scheduled for Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-18 is more complex, requires new construction and is more time-consuming than the epic “Carmageddon” bridge demolitions of 2011 and 2012.

Plan to improve delivery of emergency hospital equipment during disasters passes Senate

January 23, 2014

Sen. Ted Lieu measure would provide quicker medical care  

SACRAMENTO – With the goal of improved delivery of emergency medical equipment in Los Angeles County, the state Senate today approved a Sen. Ted Lieu measure to improve disaster responses on a unanimous, bipartisan vote.

Statewide business groups give Sen. Ted Lieu highest rating for supporting small businesses

January 23, 2014

‘Summa Cum Laude is highest honor  

SACRAMENTO – Two statewide business groups have jointly awarded Sen. Ted Lieu their highest honor for how the Los Angeles County Democrat supported small businesses during the past year.

Sen. Ted Lieu reacts to Gov. Brown's State-of-the-State Address

January 22, 2014

To watch and listen to Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, react to the governor's State-of-the-State Address today, please click HERE:

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Sen. Ted Lieu reacts to Gov. Brown's State-of-the-State Address

January 22, 2014

To watch and listen to Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, react to the governor's State-of-the-State Address today, please click HERE:

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Senate panel OKs innovative social impact partnerships program

January 14, 2014

Sens. Ted Lieu pushes plan to ‘pay for success’ 

SACRAMENTO – A key Senate policy panel today approved on a bipartisan vote California’s first-ever Social Impact Partnership Program. 

Social Impact Partnerships, also known as “pay for success contracts,” are a promising new financing mechanism for social programs being used by other states as well as the Obama Administration, which has a major initiative to expand their use. 

Port-promotion bill to help state respond to threat from Panama and other ports passes key test

January 13, 2014

Measure by Sen. Ted Lieu would help promote California ports

SACRAMENTO – California jobs and its ports will be in a better position to retain their worldwide, competitive advantage for billions of dollars in goods under a Sen. Ted Lieu measure that today passed its initial policy review on a unanimous, bipartisan
vote.

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