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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

I hope you and your family are doing well in these difficult times. I wanted to take an opportunity and provide you with an update on what the State is doing to address the COVID-19 epidemic and the resources available for you.

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I hope you and your family are doing well in these difficult times. I wanted to take an opportunity and provide you with an update on what the State is doing to address the COVID-19 epidemic and the resources available for you.

On March 16, the California State Legislature passed a $1.1 billion dollar Budget package to bolster the State’s response to both medical needs of people with the virus and help implement drastic mitigation efforts necessary to deal with the pandemic.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced his proposed May Revision Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget.  Revenues in Brown’s May Revision are up $2.5 billion dollars while the Rainy Day Fund grows to $8.5 billion. Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41), California Legislative Black Caucus Chair, released the following statement:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California State Assembly passed a resolution recognizing the 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in a major professional sport. Robinson, a Pasadena native, made baseball history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in April, 1947.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to address the minimum wage discrepancy for developmental disabilities service providers, Assembly Bill 279, passed the Assembly Committee for Human Services today with a 6-0 vote. Specifically, Assembly Bill 279 extends authority to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and regional centers to adjust the rates of providers to comply with legally binding local mandates and minimum wage levels across the state.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Program aimed at cultivating the next generation of leaders

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) kicked off the second annual Young Legislators Program at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with 18 participating high school students from the 41st Assembly District. The six-month long program will provide the students an opportunity to learn about the legislative process, services provided to constituents by elected leaders, and the relationship between local and state governments.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pasadena, CA –Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) today announced the availability of applications for the 2017-2018 Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program.

The Assembly Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for aspiring public servants of all ages, background and experiences to directly participate in the legislative process. The 11–month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption through full-time work as professional staff in the Assembly.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) remarks that the Governor’s annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature was excellent and right on point. “He outlined our core values, which we should be concerned about no matter where you live in California,” Assemblymember Holden said. “I think when you talk about embracing immigrants who are coming here for a new life, for a new opportunity…this is the Golden State.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/holden

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown delivered the 2017 State of the State Address. Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) issued the following statement:

“I applaud Governor Jerry Brown for his passionate leadership and commitment to protecting the gains California has made on our progressive values, and lending a voice to the millions of Californians that may be adversely affected by new federal policies. He understands Californian’s unique role as a beacon of hope and change, not just for our country but the world.