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Thursday, April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to ban employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants, a practice that contributes to women being paid less than their male co-workers, passed a key committee Wednesday.

Assembly Bill 168 prohibits employers from asking for or looking for the salary history of a job applicant, either personally or through an intermediary. It also requires employers to disclose to an applicant, upon request, the pay scale for a position.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

(Sacramento) – Equal pay for equal work legislation, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), was among the items featured when the California Legislative Women’s Caucus (LWC) unveiled its legislative priorities at a State Capitol news conference. The announcements came on Equal Pay Day, highlighting the pay disparities of women in the workforce who, in California, aren’t expected to earn parity until 2043 earing $.78 to a white man’s dollar.  “Women are already paid less than men, for the same work and because professions where women predominate are undervalued, using salary history to determine compensation is double-baking inequality into the system,” said Assemblymember Eggman. “Assembly Bill 168 gives women the power to determine for themselves where they start negotiating.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, March 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton on Monday announced legislation to make tuition at California’s community colleges and public universities free for state residents.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill introduced Tuesday by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman would ban employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants, a practice that contributes to women being paid less than their male co-workers.

The bill, AB 168, prohibits employers from asking for or looking for the salary history of a job applicant, either personally or through an intermediary. A provision also requires employers to disclose to an applicant, upon request, the pay scale for a position.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The funds approved by the California Strategic Growth Council are designed to help Californians drive less and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Friday, September 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) to enable the recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, found in now obsolete televisions and monitors.

The growing availability and affordability of digital flat screen TVs and monitors has rendered CRT technology obsolete in the U.S. As people upgrade to digital displays, they discard their old televisions and monitors.

Friday, September 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) to enable the recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, found in now obsolete televisions and monitors, passed from the legislature this week and now awaits the governor’s signature.

The growing availability and affordability of digital flat screen TVs and monitors has rendered CRT technology obsolete in the U.S. As people upgrade to digital displays, they discard their old televisions and monitors.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bipartisan majority of state legislators on Wednesday approved a financial audit of the controversial Twin Tunnels project.

The audit was requested by legislators representing the San Joaquin Delta, led by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, and State Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis. Their request followed revelations of questionable spending and accounting practices by at least one water contractor that would benefit from the project, and the announcement that the U.S. Dept. of the Interior’s Inspector General is auditing the federal Bureau of Reclamation’s financial support of the Twin Tunnels project.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The budget passed by the State Legislature Wednesday does many great things: it provides greater funding for affordable housing, builds the state’s Rainy Day Fund reserves, provides substantial new investment in higher education, and repeals the Maximum Family Grant.

The higher education provisions in total will make a great difference in the lives of Californians. The budget includes an additional $235 million for the California State University system, increases the number of slots for California students at Universities of California, caps out-of-state student enrollment, and provides another $190 million for the U.C. system. For community colleges, the budget supports two percent growth in enrollment and provides an additional $200 million to expand career technical education programs.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia?

Several county agencies and non-profits will be presenting information to people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia at a community round table on Friday.