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Friday, November 10, 2017

A great honor to be recognized with the 2017 Amiga of the Year Award at the 49th Annual El Concilio Gala.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

As excerpted from the Sacramento Bee.

The planned 158,000-square-foot, four-floor VA facility just outside Stockton is supposed to offer top-notch, patient-focused services, including primary care, mental health, physical therapy, prosthetics and dental. But under the current schedule, construction won’t start until late 2018 or early 2019. The first patient won’t be treated until summer 2022.
 
That isn’t soon enough for Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, the latest official to raise a stink about the long wait.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

All Staff Retreat at Discovery ChalleNGe Academy in French Camp CA

Monday, November 6, 2017

As excerpted from The Record.

The Knolls were part of a group of about 20 from the Stockton area who rode in a chartered bus to Palo Alto on Monday morning to remind Department of Veterans Affairs officials there of the need for more medical and psychological services in the Central Valley. Stockton Assemblywoman Susan Eggman organized the excursion to Palo Alto after collecting nearly 2,000 signed cards from residents calling for additional services closer to home.
 
“We need to keep this in the public eye,” said Eggman, who noted that Saturday is Veteran’s Day and added, “Silence makes bureaucracy not move.”
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

As excerpted from The Daily Breeze. 

The Seal of Civic Engagement will join the Seal of Biliteracy, recognizing fluency in multiple languages, and the long-standing Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, recognizing overall academic excellence, as the civics equivalent of the Armed Forces’ oak leaf cluster to honor meritorious service.
 
It was created by Assembly Bill 24, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, in an effort to revive civics education. It was signed into law earlier this month. Who will be eligible for it and the criteria for awarding it will be hashed out over the next two years by the state Department of Education and ultimately will be decided by the State Board of Education in early 2021. Their challenge will be to strike a balance between encouraging civic involvement by all students and singling out outstanding accomplishments that catch the eye of colleges and employers .
Saturday, October 14, 2017
SACRAMENTO –On Saturday Assembly Bill 208 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), to convert the state’s existing deferred entry of judgment program for nonviolent, misdemeanor drug offenses to a pretrial diversion program, was signed by Governor Brown. 
 
Friday, October 13, 2017
SACRAMENTO – On Friday Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 758 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) to expedite the potential connection between BART’s rapid transit system and the Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail service. 
Thursday, October 12, 2017

As excerpted from The Orange County Register. 

A landmark new law designed to narrow the gender pay gap in the nation’s most populous state bars California employers from inquiring about applicants’ previous salaries and benefits.
Thursday, October 5, 2017

As excerpted from the Sacramento Bee. 

California’s state auditor criticized planners of the Delta tunnels Thursday for paying millions of dollars to an unqualified consultant and not completing a cost-benefit analysis of the $17.1 billion project.
 
In a 97-page report, State Auditor Elaine Howle said the California Department of Water Resources broke state law in 2009, during the early stages of the tunnels planning, by hiring a Sacramento company called Hallmark Group to oversee a portion of the planning process. The report said Hallmark “does not appear to possess the technical credentials or experience on relevant projects.”

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

As excerpted from the Mercury News.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion proposal to build two massive tunnels through the Delta to make it easier to move water from north to south was hit with another setback Thursday as a state audit found it was suffering from “significant cost increases and delays.”
 
The 91-page report from California’s state auditor, Elaine Howle, said the state Department of Water Resources “has not completed either an economic or financial analysis to demonstrate the financial viability” of the project, which the Brown administration calls the California WaterFix.