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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) named Mickey DePalo of Burbank as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly District.  DePalo joined Friedman in the Capitol for the recognition and ceremony.

“Mickey has an outstanding record of service to his country, his community, and his fellow veterans across the region,” said Friedman.  “It’s an honor to recognize him and all that he has done for our veterans and their families.”

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) named Mickey DePalo of Burbank as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly District.  DePalo joined Friedman in the Capitol for the recognition and ceremony.

“Mickey has an outstanding record of service to his country, his community, and his fellow veterans across the region,” said Friedman.  “It’s an honor to recognize him and all that he has done for our veterans and their families.”

Friday, June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO -  California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, announces that the 2017-2018 California State Budget, which was passed by both the State Assembly and Senate on Thursday, June 15, includes $3 million in funding for the Armenian American Museum planned for Glendale.

Funding for the museum will be granted over a 3-year period.  In addition, a $5 million fund has been created to update current public school curricula and train teachers on the history of the Armenian Genocide.

“For months I’ve fought for funding in the budget for the museum,” said Friedman. “And I’m thrilled that the funding has come through for the museum, which will serve as a beacon of hope and understanding for the local Armenian community, and countless visitors from around the world.” 

Monday, June 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) named Skylight Books the 43rd Assembly District Small Business of the Year.  Skylight Books is an independent bookstore known for its selection of literary fiction, graphic novels, and children's books, along with books on Los Angeles history, political science, translated literature, and the arts.

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, two bills to reduce California’s reliance on fossil fuels authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, passed the Assembly.  AB 1400 will phase out the use of fossil fuel generators used to back up microgrids, and AB 1414 caps the fees for solar installation to keep systems within reach of consumers.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Burbank, CA - Here we are – it is the beginning of a new year and the start of the 2017-18 legislative session. I want to formally introduce our team and myself as well as give you a few updates on my progress as your new Assemblymember.

Thank you so much for allowing me this great opportunity to serve as your representative.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

BURBANK - Since the publishing of my last article I have had the great fortune of meeting more of my talented colleagues in the California Assembly, more of the passionate organizations who fight daily for the causes they believe in, and more of you – the dedicated, caring and well-informed individuals who make up our district. I want to personally thank those of you who responded to my last op-ed with your comments and suggestions.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BURBANK - For many children across California, planning for their future is part of growing up. From the time they are very young, their parents set aside money, dollar-by-dollar, to make the ultimate investment in their future success – higher education.

While the amount of the funding parents can contribute varies, especially with dramatically rising tuition fees and living expenses, in most cases high school graduates have access to college or university through the financial support of their parents.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

GLENDALE - Earlier this month the state Assembly celebrated “California Women and Girls in STEM Week.” The Assembly started this tradition as a way to bring to light the vast gender inequalities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and to encourage our young women to pursue opportunities in these areas.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BURBANK - On Friday, April 7 Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared that our historic drought was over thanks to the immense amount of rainfall we received this winter. With our snowpack reservoir reaching 178% and the City of Los Angeles reaching 141% of historical averages as of this month.

While these numbers bode well for the water levels in our reservoirs and make for a healthy Sierra snowpack – I am concerned that a new confidence in our supply will lead us right back to the old habits that exacerbated the severity of the last drought.