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October 7, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman They won't head back to Capitol Hill until Dec. 2, but for state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) and Assembly members Dario Frommer (D-Glendale)and Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), their vocation leaves little room for vacation. They say they're taking advantage of the break since the legislative session, which adjourned in the wee hours of Sept. 1, not to relax from their hectic schedules but to pound the pavement in their districts.
NEWS
By DARIO FROMMER | September 21, 2006
For Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democratic Legislature, the conclusion of the two-year legislative session has been a summer of love. After a year and a half of fighting over issues like the minimum-wage increase, global warming, prescription-drug reform and school funding, this legislative session was remarkably bi-partisan and extremely productive. Some examples: For the first time since 2000, the budget passed on time, and it included a repayment of the governor's $2-billion diversion from schools.
NEWS
October 4, 2003
Darleene Barrientos With Megan's Law extended for another three years and expanded to allow multiple registrations for a convicted sex offender, residents will be able to more easily access who lives in their neighborhoods and goes to their schools. Gov. Gray Davis signed the bill Wednesday, which extended the law until 2007. The bill was not passed during the last legislative session and a special session was held Monday to ensure the bill did not expire on Dec. 31. If the bill was not passed this year, California could have lost millions in federal funds and been the only state in the nation without a Megan's Law. "I couldn't see the Megan's Law being an issue," Glendale Police assaults Sgt. Randy Osborne said.
NEWS
September 10, 2003
I want to thank the News-Press for giving the office of Assemblywoman Carol Liu an opportunity to respond to [Dave Wilcox's commentary]. I chaired the meeting to which the author refers as Ms. Liu remained in Sacramento in Legislative Session. The commentary appears to criticize Ms. Liu for bringing information on various health-care bills being considered in the Legislature to her constituents. The purpose of Assemblywoman Liu's Health Care Legislative Update Forum was not to advocate for any particular policy, but to explain and obtain feedback from 44th Assembly District constituents and stakeholders on what is being proposed.
NEWS
December 3, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman They won't have much of a grace period. Local legislators sworn in Monday will return next week to face what might be their toughest issue yet -- a special budget-balancing session. Newly reelected state Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale), Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), Keith Richman (R-La Crescenta) and Dennis Mountjoy (R-La Crescenta) took their oaths to serve their second terms on Capitol Hill. "It's always a nice event and one that has dignity to it and makes me proud to be part of the Legislature," said Richman, who serves the 38th District, which includes 7% of residents in the unincorporated areas of La Crescenta and Montrose and 6% of voters in Glendale.
NEWS
October 23, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Local legislators got a mixed review from a state group that serves as an advocate for issues affecting senior citizens. The 650,000-member Congress of California Seniors recently released a report card rating how legislators voted related to the group's legislative priorities. State Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) earned a 100% rating, and state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) wasn't far behind with a 94% rating. Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge)
NEWS
January 1, 2003
Gretchen Hoffman A host of new laws take effect today, ranging from healthcare measures to traffic precautions. Of the 2,191 bills introduced during the 2002 legislative session, Gov. Gray Davis signed 1,168 into law and vetoed 264. Among the bills to take effect today are legislation by state Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale), Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) and Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale). Frommer's AB 2873, which was inspired by corporate scandals like Enron, requires audit documents and records to be retained for a minimum of seven years.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | October 27, 2006
Senator Jack Scott has had a very productive 2006 legislative session as at the end of the session he saw 14 of his bills authorized. The bills covered everything from making it easier for parents to adopt to making it easier to recruit teachers from out of state. In an interview with the Valley Sun, Scott was asked if he felt there had been a change in the relationship between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the legislation in the past months. "Yes, in 2005 he [Schwarzenegger]
NEWS
By: Alicia Robinson | August 25, 2005
Ever subject to the whims of politics, Newport Beach Assemblyman Chuck DeVore on Wednesday failed to get approval for an audit of improvements at Crystal Cove State Park. DeVore announced in June that he planned to request the audit because the project is behind schedule and over budget. Sending weeks of careful politicking down the drain, one member of the state Joint Legislative Audit Committee left a meeting before the vote on the audit, DeVore spokesman Brian O'Neel, said.
NEWS
By Thursday evening, the California Legislature's halfway point, representatives of the Glendale and Burbank region had mixed levels of success getting their bills to the next step in the legislative cycle. Democrats, including state Sen. Jack Scott and Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, whose districts include Glendale and Burbank, and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, whose district includes a portion of Montrose, passed a majority of their bills | June 8, 2007
Scott had 18 of 21 bills that he introduced this session pass through the Senate. Krekorian, who introduced 24 bills this session, had 16 bills move on. Five of Krekorian's remaining bills are two-year bills, which will continue to be debated into the next legislative session. Portantino, now halfway through his first session in the Assembly, had passed eight of 12 bills he introduced as of Thursday afternoon. Republicans, the minority party, however, saw more of their bills either killed or held in committee.
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By Thursday evening, the California Legislature's halfway point, representatives of the Glendale and Burbank region had mixed levels of success getting their bills to the next step in the legislative cycle. Democrats, including state Sen. Jack Scott and Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, whose districts include Glendale and Burbank, and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, whose district includes a portion of Montrose, passed a majority of their bills | June 8, 2007
Scott had 18 of 21 bills that he introduced this session pass through the Senate. Krekorian, who introduced 24 bills this session, had 16 bills move on. Five of Krekorian's remaining bills are two-year bills, which will continue to be debated into the next legislative session. Portantino, now halfway through his first session in the Assembly, had passed eight of 12 bills he introduced as of Thursday afternoon. Republicans, the minority party, however, saw more of their bills either killed or held in committee.
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NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | October 27, 2006
Senator Jack Scott has had a very productive 2006 legislative session as at the end of the session he saw 14 of his bills authorized. The bills covered everything from making it easier for parents to adopt to making it easier to recruit teachers from out of state. In an interview with the Valley Sun, Scott was asked if he felt there had been a change in the relationship between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the legislation in the past months. "Yes, in 2005 he [Schwarzenegger]
NEWS
By DARIO FROMMER | September 21, 2006
For Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democratic Legislature, the conclusion of the two-year legislative session has been a summer of love. After a year and a half of fighting over issues like the minimum-wage increase, global warming, prescription-drug reform and school funding, this legislative session was remarkably bi-partisan and extremely productive. Some examples: For the first time since 2000, the budget passed on time, and it included a repayment of the governor's $2-billion diversion from schools.
NEWS
By: Alicia Robinson | August 25, 2005
Ever subject to the whims of politics, Newport Beach Assemblyman Chuck DeVore on Wednesday failed to get approval for an audit of improvements at Crystal Cove State Park. DeVore announced in June that he planned to request the audit because the project is behind schedule and over budget. Sending weeks of careful politicking down the drain, one member of the state Joint Legislative Audit Committee left a meeting before the vote on the audit, DeVore spokesman Brian O'Neel, said.
NEWS
October 4, 2003
Darleene Barrientos With Megan's Law extended for another three years and expanded to allow multiple registrations for a convicted sex offender, residents will be able to more easily access who lives in their neighborhoods and goes to their schools. Gov. Gray Davis signed the bill Wednesday, which extended the law until 2007. The bill was not passed during the last legislative session and a special session was held Monday to ensure the bill did not expire on Dec. 31. If the bill was not passed this year, California could have lost millions in federal funds and been the only state in the nation without a Megan's Law. "I couldn't see the Megan's Law being an issue," Glendale Police assaults Sgt. Randy Osborne said.
NEWS
September 10, 2003
I want to thank the News-Press for giving the office of Assemblywoman Carol Liu an opportunity to respond to [Dave Wilcox's commentary]. I chaired the meeting to which the author refers as Ms. Liu remained in Sacramento in Legislative Session. The commentary appears to criticize Ms. Liu for bringing information on various health-care bills being considered in the Legislature to her constituents. The purpose of Assemblywoman Liu's Health Care Legislative Update Forum was not to advocate for any particular policy, but to explain and obtain feedback from 44th Assembly District constituents and stakeholders on what is being proposed.
NEWS
January 1, 2003
Gretchen Hoffman A host of new laws take effect today, ranging from healthcare measures to traffic precautions. Of the 2,191 bills introduced during the 2002 legislative session, Gov. Gray Davis signed 1,168 into law and vetoed 264. Among the bills to take effect today are legislation by state Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale), Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) and Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale). Frommer's AB 2873, which was inspired by corporate scandals like Enron, requires audit documents and records to be retained for a minimum of seven years.
NEWS
December 3, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman They won't have much of a grace period. Local legislators sworn in Monday will return next week to face what might be their toughest issue yet -- a special budget-balancing session. Newly reelected state Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale), Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), Keith Richman (R-La Crescenta) and Dennis Mountjoy (R-La Crescenta) took their oaths to serve their second terms on Capitol Hill. "It's always a nice event and one that has dignity to it and makes me proud to be part of the Legislature," said Richman, who serves the 38th District, which includes 7% of residents in the unincorporated areas of La Crescenta and Montrose and 6% of voters in Glendale.
NEWS
October 23, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Local legislators got a mixed review from a state group that serves as an advocate for issues affecting senior citizens. The 650,000-member Congress of California Seniors recently released a report card rating how legislators voted related to the group's legislative priorities. State Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) earned a 100% rating, and state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) wasn't far behind with a 94% rating. Assemblywoman Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge)
NEWS
October 7, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman They won't head back to Capitol Hill until Dec. 2, but for state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) and Assembly members Dario Frommer (D-Glendale)and Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge), their vocation leaves little room for vacation. They say they're taking advantage of the break since the legislative session, which adjourned in the wee hours of Sept. 1, not to relax from their hectic schedules but to pound the pavement in their districts.
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