STATE RECOGNITION ... Ada's Cafe was selected by state Assemblyman Marc Berman as the 24th Assembly District's Small Business of the Year. Representatives from the coffee shop went to Sacramento on Monday, June 5, where they received the award during a lunchtime ceremony attended by about 500 people. Berman recognized the business for its commitment to hire adults with developmental disabilities and its research in best practices to provide "meaningful employment" for them.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to passage of the 2017-18 state budget:
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to the Federal Transit Administration’s approval of funding for the Caltrain Modernization Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project:
Federal transportation authorities announced Monday that Caltrain will get the $647 million it needs to electrify the commuter line, which runs from San Francisco to Gilroy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will sign a deal disbursing the money over the next five years. The federal dollars will cover about a third of the $2 billion project. The state and local government agencies will have to drum up the rest of the money.
With many having spoken out about the government’s inability to adequately examine prevalent issues regarding teen depression, Marc Berman — a former Palo Alto city councilman now serving in the California State Assembly — proposed a suicide assessment bill that was passed by the State Assembly Education Committee last week.
Trump’s latest attempt to prop up "Kangaroo Commission" deeply concerning to security of Californians' voting rights, say Berman and Stern
Lawmakers representing San Mateo County in the state’s Capitol were cautiously optimistic following the governor’s updated budget proposal that included increased spending for child care, education and transportation. However, there’s a long road ahead as they seek to balance federal uncertainties with hopes for meaningful solutions to address the housing crisis.
Thursday marked Gov. Brown’s May revise, a $124 billion general fund proposal updated from what he unveiled in January.