Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As excerpted from the Lodi News-Sentinel.

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law over the weekend a bill that was spurred by deaths at the Lodi Parachute Center. Assembly Bill 295, authored by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) and also known as Tyler’s Law, will hold parachute centers accountable in state court if they fail to abide by federal safety regulations.
Monday, September 25, 2017

As excerpted from the Tracy Press. 

Final approval of AB 758, co-authored by Assemblywomen Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, and Catharine Baker, R-Dublin, was given Sept. 15 by the state Assembly and by the state Senate early Sept. 16. 
Tracy Mayor Pro Tem Veronica Vargas, who has been a leader of the committee that was formed several years ago to push for the establishment of the cross-Altamont rail authority, said she was at the state Capitol in Sacramento when both branches of the Legislature approved AB 758.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

As excerpted from The Orange County Register. 

“Women are paid less than men, even when they are doing the same work,” said California Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), author of a bill to bar employers from seeking applicants’ salary history.

“Women negotiating a salary shouldn’t have to wrestle an entire history of wage disparity. This bill gives women the power to determine for themselves where they start negotiating.”

The legislation, AB 168, applies to both men and women, but it is aimed at narrowing the gender pay gap. According to the U.S. Census, California women earn 84 cents for every dollar a man is paid, slightly more than the U.S. average of 79 cents.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

As excerpted from The Record.

Expressing her unbridled support, Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, addressed the rally, noting early on that “it’s good to see us out here today, although it’s sad that we’re coming out here because we need to raise our voices. But raise our voices we must.”

Eggman shared that on Monday, her 8-year-old daughter was watching the History Channel and asked her why the U.S. fought during World War II. Eggman related it to today’s fight.

“We stand up against people destroying other people’s lives just so they could get ahead, and now 75 years later and we see the KKK marching in our streets and we see the president of our United States defending them and saying there is good people on all sides."

Saturday, June 24, 2017

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Times. 

A bill in Sacramento would allow eight selected counties, including Los Angeles, to try the idea out. Not only is the philosophy of safe injection centers consistent with California’s efforts to treat addiction as a disease not a crime, but a pilot project would gather invaluable data. The proposal by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) comes up for a crucial vote in a state Senate committee hearing in early July.

Monday, March 20, 2017

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Times. 

The state's 1960 Master Plan, which created a framework for higher education institutions, was meant to "make college affordable for everybody. That was going to be the California dream," Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), the proposal's author, said in an interview.
"Now we find ourselves in the position where that dream isn’t being fulfilled," she said.
Eggman's proposal would impose a 1% tax on incomes over $1 million to help pay for the approximate $2.2-billion price tag to cover tuition and fees for all in-state students in conjunction with existing aid.
"We know the very wealthy continue to control a huge amount of the state’s wealth, this country’s wealth, while the middle-class continues to get squeezed more and more," Eggman said.
Friday, April 29, 2016

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Times. 

"In times of crisis, we shouldn't reach for the easiest thing," Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton), the bill's author, said during the hearing.
Eggman's AB 1713 would set new criteria for the long-debated water plan when it comes to the impact on the delta community. Most notably, though, it would also subject the project to an up-or-down vote at the next statewide election.