Press Releases

Friday, May 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, to force a public vote on a controversial plan to divert water from the Delta through two massive underground tunnels stalled in committee on Friday.

The progress of the bill, AB 1713, through the legislative process and all the way to the Appropriations Committee, just one step from a vote on the Assembly floor, was unprecedented. Similar bills introduced in the past have failed to advance from even a single committee.

Monday, May 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Paul Fairbrook, of Stockton, who escaped Nazi Germany with his family and later enlisted in the U.S. Army, was recognized along with other survivors and their descendants on the floor of the State Assembly on Monday during the Annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony.

As children growing up in Germany during the rise of the Nazi party, Fairbrook and his brother were thrown out of the German Boy Scouts and denied admission to school because they were Jewish.

Monday, May 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman and Senator Lois Wolk announced on Monday that they will request a state audit of California Water Fix, the new name for a very old project to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

“There are still too many unanswered questions about how the Twin Tunnels are to be funded and who is going to pay for them,” said Eggman, D-Stockton. “With a federal investigation pending into whether billions of dollars meant for other purposes have already been misused, it is time for us to demand a higher level of scrutiny and public accountability for this project.”

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation that would prohibit the building of the twin delta tunnels unless approved by Californians in a statewide vote passed out of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife today. Assembly Bill 1713, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), addresses Governor Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix plan, otherwise known as the delta twin tunnel proposal, which would divert water from the San Joaquin Delta.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation that would prohibit the building of the twin delta tunnels unless approved by Californians in a statewide vote passed out of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife today. Assembly Bill 1713, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), addresses Governor Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix plan, otherwise known as the delta twin tunnel proposal, which would divert water from the San Joaquin Delta.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following joint statement on the adjournment of the state legislature’s second extraordinary session and the pending effective date of ABX2-15, the End of Life Option Act:

“Successfully passing this law was an uphill battle every step of the way.  We were inspired and supported by the stories of struggle and pain that were shared by courageous advocates. The End of Life Option Act ensures that terminally ill Californians will not be denied death with dignity. We are grateful that the law will soon be in effect.”

Monday, February 8, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following joint statement on the passing of Christy O’Donnell:

“Christy was an amazing fighter and will be tremendously missed. Her advocacy in support of the End of Life Option Act was inspiring. That she championed this law knowing it would likely not take effect in time for her to benefit from it is a testament to her courage and humanity. Christy, her family and her friends are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope the law can take effect very soon without any unnecessary delay.”

For more information contact David.Stammerjohan@asm.ca.gov and William.Kim@asm.ca.gov, or by phone at (916) 319-2013 (main line).