LAist: There's A New Push To Put The Brakes On LA's Rising Speed Limits

Years of research, the rules of physics and common sense all point to an established fact about street safety: the faster people drive, the more dangerous and deadly our roads become.

Despite that fact, Los Angeles and other cities across California are regularly raising speed limits on their streets. They're doing that in order to enforce speeding laws in accordance with something called the 85th percentile rule, which roughly says if enough people are driving a certain speed, that should be the speed limit.

Friedman Earns Top Spot on California Small Business Association’s Honor Roll

SACRAMENTO – This week, the California Small Business Association (CSBA), a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works to represent and advocate for California’s small businesses, released their 2019 Legislative Honor Roll.  Receiving the highest possible honor, Assemblymember Laura Friedma

Friedman’s Gun Safety Legislation Passes Education Committee with Unanimous Support

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, a gun safety bill by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) passed its first test with bipartisan support in the Assembly Education Committee.  Assembly Bill 276 will curb youth access to firearms by requiring schools to send home valuable safe firearm storage information to families. 

 

Op-Ed: Mental Health

by Laura Friedman

For many of us, this holiday season will be filled with fun and quality time with our friends, family and neighbors. Against the backdrop of festive decorations and fattening food, many of us will have a break from the hustle and bustle of the year to enjoy and reflect on the parts of life that matter most. However, not all of us will be so fortunate.

Op-Ed: Tackling the Issue of Homelessness

by Laura Friedman

Homelessness. It is one of our state’s greatest challenges. Every night, over 130,000 Californians sleep on our streets. Homelessness has become a full-on crisis, one that has rightfully been the focus of policy discussions throughout the state. In response, we’ve put unprecedented resources and energy towards finding real and lasting solutions. Despite this, I know my constituents feel our efforts are not enough.