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Notes from Toni

Notes from Toni – October

Posted: October 9th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

Toni G. Atkins | Speaker of Assembly As I embarked on this year’s legislative session, one of my primary motivators was a 2014 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) report showing half of California’s children live in poverty or near poverty. This spurred my colleagues and I to work harder to seek solutions for Californians who are facing economic hardship. The result was the $380 million that the Assembly pushed to include in this year’s […]

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Notes from Toni: Celebrating and supporting San Diego and California workers

Posted: September 11th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Speaker of the Assembly This past year has seen some big successes for California workers. We passed a historic water bond that not only addresses water infrastructure needs, but puts people to work in good paying jobs. The water bond also creates the opportunity for apprentices who can work to become journeymen and move ahead on the path to the middle class.

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Notes from Toni – August 2015

Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Columns, Featured, News, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Assembly Speaker Taxing road wear Our state highways and bridges and our local streets and roads are in serious disrepair and it’s impacting all of us, from how much we pay to maintain our cars and how much personal time we lose sitting in traffic, to how much our economy is losing every day to reduced productivity.

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Notes from Toni: Small business wrap up

Posted: June 19th, 2015 | Featured, Notes from Toni | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins | Speaker of the Assembly Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. There are more than 3.5 million of them in California, and they account for more than half the jobs in our state. It’s important to celebrate and recognize the successful stores, restaurants, offices, and family businesses that contribute to the character of our neighborhoods and add so much to our local economy.

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