Press Release

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

AB 734 Creates Pathway for New Ballpark Which Will Create High-Wage Jobs and Adjacent Affordable Housing

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) praised today’s vote in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee which would allow the Oakland Athletics to build a privately financed ballpark which will meet high environmental building standards to replace the current Oakland Coliseum.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

(Sacramento) Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) explained his support for the 2018-2019 State Budget. “Today is the 6th time I get to vote on a budget; since I’ve been voting on budgets we have had surpluses and balanced budgets and this year, we, once again, are investing in our most important asset, the people of California,” Bonta said. To learn more about the 2018-2019 California State Budget, please view this Assembly Access video http://www.asmdc.org/bonta.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hollywood can and must do better in reflecting California's diversity! The API Legislative Caucus is proud to have the strong voice of Actress Maggie Q advocating for inclusion and opportunity through AB 1734, the film tax credit legislation. Thanks to author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon for your commitment to address our concerns through amendments.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), chair of the Legislative Asian American/Pacific Islander Caucus, called on the Assembly to support a measure (Assembly Bill 2772) he co-authored which requires a semester long ethnic studies course. “The benefits of ethnic studies can be measured,” Assemblymember Bonta stated. “Multiple studies show that when students of color learn more about race, racism, and cultural identity, they raise their grades, their graduation rates and are more likely to go to college.” 

Friday, May 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Appropriations Committee today passed key legislation by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) including AB 1793 and AB 1871.

Monday, May 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) issued the following statement on the Governor’s Revised Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Office release of cannabis-related tax revenue:

“In January, state excise tax and cultivation tax revenues were projected to be $175 million for the first two quarters of the year. The actual amount collected in the first quarter of 2018 was only $34 million. If the current trend holds, the state will be over $100 million short of the projection.