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.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

As excerpted from the Sacramento Bee. 

When I walk through southeast Los Angeles, I see dozens of apartment buildings that could be transformed into hot spots of renewable energy generation. These affordable housing units – home to thousands of renters and with their large, flat roofs – have a huge untapped potential.
So I welcome Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing Thursday of Assembly Bill 693 by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, which will create the nation’s single largest investment in solar for low-income renters in history. The Multifamily Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program includes a dedicated funding source of $100 million per year to install solar panels on multifamily affordable housing units, and would direct the savings back to low-income renters.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Times.

For decades, Susan Talamantes Eggman's life has revolved around death.

As a hospice social worker, she sat by the bedsides of hundreds of terminally ill patients. As a doctoral candidate, she researched the end-of-life experiences of Latino families in the Central Valley.

Now, as a state Assembly member, she is the lead author of the law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday allowing terminally ill patients to legally obtain lethal doses of prescription drugs to end their lives.

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.