Press Releases

Bonta Leads Push for Greater Equity in Tax Structure Through First-in-Nation Wealth Tax

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and more than a dozen fellow lawmakers have introduced legislation that would establish a first-in-the-nation net worth tax. This proposed wealth tax would generate an estimated $7.5 billion per year for California’s vital needs like education, housing, health care, and other state services.

Sylvia's Ordeal to Get the EDD Benefits She Deserved

I have been demanding greater action and responsiveness from the state EDD for millions of Californians seeking unemployment benefits.

The failings are obvious to far too many Californians. My office has been working to assist hundreds of constituents who have been caught in this ineffective and often unresponsive system. I want to raise up their voices. 

Bonta to Introduce Bill to Add Racially-Motivated 911 Calls to Hate Crime Statute & Provide A Civil Remedy For Victims of Such Discrimination

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced he will be introducing legislation that will help end discriminatory 911 calls motivated by an individual's race, religion, sex, or any other protected class by designating such reports as a hate crime.  The legislation will also provide a civil remedy for those harmed by discriminatory 911 calls.

"Invest, Don't Cut": My Vote for the State Budget

Dear Friends,

Often, especially in good economic times, budgets can be powerful instruments to improve lives, advance values, and change trajectories. But in trying and unprecedented economic times like this, we must make sure our budget also serves as a tool of protection, preservation, and provision.