Sunday, August 24, 2014

STOCKTON — Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, is one-for-two this legislative session getting bills passed to increase transparency and control at assisted-living facilities in the state.

The two bills were part of a pack of proposed reform legislation after widespread outrage when residents at an assisted living facility in Castro Valley were all but abandoned by staff when the operation was shut down in 2013.

Friday, July 25, 2014

STOCKTON - With Gov. Jerry Brown leading the way, a 100-strong delegation of elected officials, public officials and business leaders will embark Sunday on a four-day trade and investment mission to Mexico City.

Among the group will be Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, who chairs the state Assembly's agriculture committee and will be the sole elected official on the trip who is from the Central Valley.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

STOCKTON - Stockton Assemblywoman Susan Eggman's 18-month plan to help bring a National Guard military-themed school to San Joaquin County looks to have cleared its final hurdle - state funding.

Monday, February 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO - A year ago this month, Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, was still settling into her seat in the Legislature.

She had just been named chairwoman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and had introduced a farmland-preservation bill, AB823, hoping it would force a minimum mitigation standard for urban development projects statewide.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

STOCKTON - Stockton's Little Manila Foundation and the American Legion-Manuel Roxas Post 798 are no longer working to collect food and medical supplies for shipment to Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines and are instead asking the community to donate to other organizations.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

STOCKTON - Twelve months ago, it was abundantly clear Stockton was on its way to shattering the record for homicides in a single year.

2012 ended with the violent deaths of 71 people - one killing almost every four days - the third-highest homicide rate in American large cities, behind only Detroit and Oakland.

But homicides in 2013 are down 60 percent and nonfatal injury shootings are down 50 percent.

What's happening here now, considered a multifaceted success story, was the focus Friday of a unique hearing in Stockton convened by the California Assembly Select Committee on Gun Violence in the East Bay.

The strong similarities between the violence occurring in Oakland and Stockton prompted the committee's chairman, Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, to invite Stockton's Democratic assemblywoman, Susan Talamantes Eggman, to join the committee. But she said she would accept only if Bonta agreed to hold a hearing in Stockton.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Stockton's freshman Democratic assemblywoman, Susan Talamantes Eggman, had her first piece of legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

Assembly Bill 372 improves opportunities for military veterans seeking jobs with the state by eliminating a Vietnam-era policy that prevented them from earning preference for civil service positions requiring a bachelor's degree and two years of experience. It also ensures that every veteran who earns a qualifying score on an open, nonpromotional state civil service exam gets placed on the hiring list.

The bill passed both houses of the state Legislature with bipartisan support and no organized opposition.

"In general, it's good policy. As our world has changed, our laws should change too," Eggman said.

"During the Vietnam War, the state excluded veterans on the justification that granting them preference for service undermined the principle of merit. Service is merit," she said.