I hope your New Year is off to a great start. This month I introduced legislation to combat fake news by teaching media literacy in our schools. We need to support public education and empower our young people to make informed decisions. Governor Brown recently released his draft budget and gave his annual State of the State Address. I will be working to build our rainy day fund while investing in public services that are vital for the future of our state, like education and roads. We need to defend the progress we’ve made in recent years and continue moving in the right direction.
As 2016 draws to a close, I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve you and be your advocate in the state Capitol. This month I was sworn in to represent our Senate district in Sacramento, and I introduced a new bill to protect consumers from fraud.
This year we have made meaningful progress in a number of areas. We’ve invested more in education, built our budget reserves, supported small business, and helped protect our environment. However, there is still much work to be done. As we look towards the New Year, I will continue fighting for policies that improve our quality of life – now and for future generations.
My office is available to help you with a state agency or answer any questions you might have. You can contact me by visiting my website or calling one of my offices.