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‘Environmental Justice’: No California lawmaker is ranked higher than Sen. Ted Lieu for environmental votes in 2013

February 14, 2014
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West L.A. County senator earns fouth ‘Watchdog’ kudos since November

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance has been given an 89-percent score by the California Environmental Justice Alliance, a rating that was not exceeded by any other lawmaker in the 120-member Legislature, for key votes cast on nine bills during the 2013 session of the Legislature.

Legislature to examine oversight of assisted-living homes in wake of investigations showing abuse

February 07, 2014

Four committees to review safety of assisted-living homes for elderly

SACRAMENTO – In response to recent media investigations revealing often inadequate oversight of workers at assisted-living homes, four key policy panels of the California Legislature on Tuesday will review state safety regulations and related issues during a day of oversight hearings.

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 Ted Lieu, author of the groundbreaking 2013 California measure (Senate Bill 1172) that repealed the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors, issued the following statement in response to today’s Ninth Circuit Court ruling denying a rehearing en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

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