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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Contact: Pete Conaty, Legislative Advocate

(916) 492-0550

pconaty@sbcglobal.net

 

AMERICAN LEGION, DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2017 CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS OF THE YEAR

SENATOR BILL DODD & ASSEMBLYMAN ADAM GRAY

The American Legion, Department of California (Department) has named Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) as recipients of their 2017 Leo P. Burke Legislator of the Year awards. The Department’s Leo P. Burke Legislator of the Year award is bestowed to legislators who have supported California’s veterans, military members, and their families. The Legislature oversees and deliberates on a wide array of issues important to California Legionnaires such as: Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans memorials, veterans homes, veterans cemeteries, veterans outreach, assistance with claims filing, the National Guard, veterans in the criminal justice system, non-profit organization regulations, veterans license plates, as well as base realignment.

Senator Dodd and Assemblyman Gray were chosen for their leadership, support, and dedication to the veterans and service members of California. They will be presented their awards at the Department’s Annual Day at the Capitol event in the Spring of 2018.

Monday, October 23, 2017

In this horror flick, we’re playing the part of Victim No. 1


BY MIKE DUNBAR

mdunbar@modbee.com

At the climax of most horror movies, the mask gets ripped away and we see the face of the villain – Jason, Leatherface, Freddie Kruger, Jerry Brown.

We’re living our own slow-motion horror movie, in which the state has been plotting for years to steal the water that sustains our lives and a third of the Northern San Joaquin Valley’s economy. The plot is really boiling now, so let’s pull off some masks.

Governor Puppetmaster – Gov. Brown waited until 11:48 last Sunday night to veto Adam Gray’s Assembly Bill 313 – which would have inserted some fairness into resolving water disputes. As it is, the State Water Resources Control Board staff writes the rules, brings the charges then decides the cases. Disagree with their decision? Then the dispute moves to the board’s governor-appointed commissioners; no wonder it never loses.

The agency is cop, prosecutor, judge and appellate court. That’s fair in North Korea, not so much in Northern California.

Monday, October 16, 2017

ASSEMBLYMEMBER ADAM C. GRAY
21ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2017
Contact: Adam Capper – (916) 319-2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) expressed frustration and disappointment today upon learning that the Governor had vetoed Gray’s fair water rights hearing legislation.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

ASSEMBLYMEMBER ADAM C. GRAY
21ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2017
Contact: Adam Capper – (916) 319-2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) applauded Governor Brown today for signing into law his bill, AB 1499, which partially restores the state’s investment in California’s network of 78 fairs.

Friday, September 22, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) secured bipartisan approval on the last day of the Legislative session for his landmark water rights fairness legislation. The bill requires that unbiased administrative law judges conduct water rights enforcement hearings, instead of the State Water Board. “We have just one precious resource which feeds the only real economic engine in the region,” said Assemblyman Gray.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The odds were against Assemblyman Adam Gray in his long-shot effort to force additional fairness on decisions made by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

ASSEMBLYMEMBER ADAM C. GRAY
21ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
For Immediate Release: September 16, 2017
Contact: Adam Capper – (916) 319-2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Adam C. Gray’s (D-Merced) announced the landmark passage of water rights fairness legislation after the bill received final approval on the last day of the Legislative session. The bill requires that unbiased administrative law judges conduct water rights enforcement hearings, instead of the State Water Board.

Friday, September 15, 2017

(Sacramento) – Following a long debate, the State Assembly passed a package of affordable housing legislation to address funding, project streamlining, stricter enforcement, and real accountability.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

ASSEMBLYMEMBER ADAM C. GRAY
21ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
For Immediate Release: September 14, 2017
Contact: Adam Capper
Phone: (916) 319-2021

 

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) issued the following statement today after the State Legislature sent Governor Brown a package of housing legislation:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) announced today that the California State Senate unanimously approved his bill to create an ongoing source of funding to California’s financially strapped network of fairs. AB 1499 would provide annual funding of approximately $15 million for reinvestment back into the state’s 78 fairs. AB 1499 now heads to the Governor’s desk.