Press Releases

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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Tonight I decided with my dedicated coauthors, Assemblymember Laura Friedman and Senators Scott Wiener and Ricardo Lara, that I would not bring Assembly Bill 186 up for another vote prior to the end of session. We have made incredible progress on this life-saving policy, from not getting a vote in policy committee last year all the way to the Senate floor. While I am disappointed that the bill will not pass at this time, I am committed to finding a way forward next year. The opioid epidemic continues and new solutions are desperately needed. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Stockton Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to ban employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants gained final legislative approval today and will now head to the Governor’s desk.

Friday, June 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to allow cities and counties in California to authorize supervised drug consumption programs passed from the Assembly floor Thursday evening.

Monday, May 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Stockton Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to ban employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants passed the Assembly on Monday with a strong, bipartisan majority.

The bill, Assembly Bill 168, prohibits employers from asking for or seeking 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.

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.

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.