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Thursday, July 6, 2017

The battle over plans by a Los Angeles company to sell water pumped from aquifers underneath Mojave Desert conservation areas heated up again this week when state legislation was amended to require a new round of state reviews.

The legislation’s new language, by Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, would stop major pumping until state land and wildlife officials determined that groundwater extractions would not harm wildlife or cultural resources.

Monday, August 7, 2017

To explain why she authored a bill to protect water in the Mojave Desert, Assemblywoman Laura Friedman goes back to her childhood. Growing up in Plantation, Florida, on the edge of the Everglades, the 50-year-old Glendale Democrat had a “front-row seat” to the destruction of the swamps, sloughs, and mangrove forests that spread across most of South Florida.

Friday, July 21, 2017

BURBANK - From the family-owned restaurants that have served Glendale for decades, to the world-class Americana, to the big-name entertainment industry studios that bring the our stories to life, Glendale is an economic force that keeps growing and thriving.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

BURBANK - It is hard to believe that seven months ago, on January 4th, I convened in the chamber for my first official floor session as your Assemblymember.  What an honor it has been!  As we are now more than halfway through the year, I feel it is important to report back to you some highlights from Sacramento and the legislative successes we have had this session.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

BURBANK - California has been a global leader on a number of issues. We’re home to innovators and engineers, cutting edge research, and pioneers across every industry.  We have a long history of meeting seemingly insurmountable challenges head-on, and time after time, we’ve not only succeeded, we’ve sparked growth in our economy and improved the quality of life for countless communities. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

BURBANK - For many of you - of the words you would ascribe to Sacramento, “bi-partisan” probably is not one.