Press Releases

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – This year’s state budget contains a one-time expenditure of $3 million for the City of Stockton to purchase a police helicopter.  This budget victory for our community is the result of more than two years of efforts between the city and our two offices.  We are grateful that legislative leaders and the Governor recognized the need for this purchase, which will help improve public safety in Stockton.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO—A $7 billion Higher Education Construction Bond jointly authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord), and Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) was approved today in a bi-partisan vote by the Assembly Higher Education Committee.  Assembly Bill 2771 would finance projects at the California State University and University of California for student housing, deferred maintenance backlogs, improvements to existing campuses, and the potential development of new campuses.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) has announced that she will be introducing the California Right to Repair Act. The legislation would require manufacturers of electronics to make diagnostic and repair information, as well as equipment or service parts, available to product owners and to independent repair shops.
 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
SACRAMENTO – The latest Public Policy Institute of California paper entitled “Improving College Pathways in California” is a sobering read for policy makers.  In addition to several pieces highlighting the challenges that our high school students face today, there is one area that needs to be highlighted – “the CSU does not have adequate capacity to enroll qualified students…In the past four years, CSU has turned away more than 69,000 qualified California high school graduates, who have completed the a-g course requirements.  With more high school graduates expected to complete the a-g sequence, CSU’s capacity constraints are likely to limit students’ access to higher education.”
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 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO - The audit released today, which I requested with my Delta colleagues, further illuminates the many flaws of the WaterFix Project.  The findings reveal that after 11 years of planning there remain more questions than answers about the viability and benefits of the project.  Significant cost increases, failure to follow state law regarding contracts, inadequate expertise, and the absence of economic analysis or a financial plan – this is what more than a decade of planning has resulted in.  One can only imagine the boondoggle that will result if this project were ever to advance to the construction stage.  It is time for a different direction.