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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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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Sacramento (CA) – The California State Legislature and Governor Newsom are taking swift action to slow the spread of COVID-19 including passing a $1.1 billion budget package. The legislation, SB 117 and AB 89, will 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.

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Sacramento (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 2060, that would reduce exposure to lead from drinking water passed unanimously in the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee today with bipartisan support. 

“We all expect the water we drink will keep us and our children healthy, and not make us sick.” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “This legislation ensures that faucets and plumbing fixtures sold in California leach as little lead as possible.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sacramento (CA) – Claremont residents Reggie and René Webb, were recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) on the Assembly Floor as the 41st Assembly District’s Unsung Heroes for their positive impact in the community.

“Reggie and René Webb’s contributions to our community will have a powerful impact for years to come,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Through their dedication and hard work, they carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and are an inspiration for future generations.”

Monday, February 17, 2020

SBCTA’s Transit Committee recently recommended that the voter-entrusted agency responsible for transportation planning in San Bernardino County conduct a formal, comprehensive study of transit alternatives to and from Ontario International Airport.

The $3 million study would aim to identify the most effective and efficient options for enhancing transit access to the country's fastest-growing airport.

Those options include:

• The building of a connector from Metrolink’s Rancho Cucamonga station using zero-emission passenger trains;

• The use of existing freight lines adjacent to the airport property; or 

• An extension of the Gold Line from Los Angeles County.

Public-private partnerships with emerging technology companies would also be explored as possible fits.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

College students in California could soon be offered free public transit to state community colleges, state universities and the UC campuses. Assemblyman Chris Holden, who introduced the bill, says it will help tackle climate change. Holden adds the free transit passes would curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the financial burden of attending school and create healthier communities.