Press Releases

Good Government Advocates Call on Governor to Sign Campaign Finance Bill

September 25, 2013

GUEST PRESS RELEASE: SB 3 moves to modernize Cal-Access, improve transparency for campaigns
SACRAMENTO – In an attempt to bring Cal-Access out of the technological Dark Ages, Senator Yee and allies called for Governor Jerry Brown to sign SB 3, in order to modernize the Cal-Access system and bring increased transparency and accessibility to campaign finance and the lobbying process. It is the only bill that addresses the campaign finance aspect of the Political Reform Act.

South Bay utility urged to fix chronic power outages in west Los Angeles

September 16, 2013

Sen. Lieu to Southern California Edison: ‘Five years is more than enough’

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Ted W. Lieu, whose West Los Angeles County district has suffered years of repeated, widespread power outages – including loss of electricity yesterday to 115,000 residents of Lomita, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, northwest San Pedro and Torrance – today released a letter he sent to Southern California Edison.

California Business Defense urges governor to sign AB 1412

September 24, 2013

GUEST PRESS RELEASE: Bill would provide complete relief for entrepreneurs from retroactive taxes

Sen. Ted Lieu to receive Ally Leadership Award

September 20, 2013

Jesse Melgar, Equality California

Protecting seniors highlights workshop in Manhattan Beach

September 19, 2013

Sen. Ted W. Lieu sponsors free workshop for seniors

LOS ANGELES – Seniors and others interested in learning how to protect themselves from fraud related to home repair, insurance scams, identity theft and more are invited to a free Sept. 26 workshop sponsored by Sen. Ted W. Lieu and the Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program.

Calif., NV sens call on Craigslist to drop illegally selling RX drugs

September 19, 2013
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The goal: Preventing deaths from prescription drug abuse
California State Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, and Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom,  D-Clark County, issued joint statements today urging Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist, to take action to end advertisements offering prescription drugs for sale or trade on its websites in Nevada and California.

Panel reviews pollution risks of lead in aviation gas, explores options

September 18, 2013

Health concerns prompt scores of residents to attend hearing

LOS ANGELES – Prompted by worries over breathing toxic pollution from flight traffic from general aviation airports, including Santa Monica Airport, nearly 50 concerned residents listened as a committee charged with reviewing California air quality today examined pollution risks from lead and explored possible alternatives.

Economists say growth remains sluggish due to workers not prepared for 21st century economy

September 13, 2013

Sen. Lieu: Worker training inadequate for tomorrow’s jobs 

SACRAMENTO – Citing a recent study that predicts California job growth will bog down because workers are unprepared for 21st Century careers, Sen. Ted W. Lieu today emphasized how a bill now on the governor’s desk would help address this problem.

Bill to improve tracking of overdose deaths, target ‘prescription’ overdoses, goes to Gov. Brown

September 10, 2013
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Overdose deaths would face greater scrutiny under Sen. Ted W. Lieu bill

SACRAMENTO – In response to how increasing abuse of prescription painkillers has led to alarming jumps in overdose deaths, lawmakers sent to Gov. Brown a plan to help the California Medical Board track the deaths and look for patterns and practices.

Lamakers send Gov bill to eliminate retroactive tax

September 12, 2013
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Measure would bring confidence to California taxes, rule of law  

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