Press Releases

Media contact for Assemblymember Todd Gloria:

Nick Serrano
Communications Director
Office: (619) 645-3090

Thursday, June 29, 2017

California’s Legislation to Help Save Endangered Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction Advances in State Senate

SACRAMENTO, CA – With the future of the endangered vaquita porpoise in question, legislation in California to help protect this rare marine mammal nears its final hurdle. California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today that the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee passed his bill, AB 1151 (also known as the Vaquita Protection Act), by a vote of six to two and will now be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gloria’s $10 Million Budget Request for Homeless Youth Services Solidified in State Budget with Governor’s Signature

SACRAMENTO, CA – Following Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of the 2017-2018 California State Budget today, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued this statement:

With Governor Brown’s signature on the 2017-2018 budget, we set a path of progress for the next year that will benefit all Californians. This balanced and on-time budget that was approved with a bipartisan vote supports working families, promotes affordable and accessible public education, and invests in our infrastructure.

I am most proud that California will dramatically increase its investment in homeless youth services this year and my request for $10 million dedicated specifically for homeless youth is now law. We know the rate of homeless youth is rising across California, and this year we will do something about it by providing a path off the street and into housing. If budgets are statements of values, then this allocation signals our commitment to our youth and implementing proven solutions for homelessness.”  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

State Assembly Honors Chairman of San Diego County’s United Veterans Council in California State Capitol

SACRAMENTO, CA – As part of the California State Legislature’s annual recognition of exceptional state veterans, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today his selection of Ret. United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Jack Harkins as the Veteran of the Year for the 78th Assembly District.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gloria Bill to Make County of San Diego Elections More Representative & Inclusive Passes Senate Elections Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA – On the same day that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors filled the vacancy for county’s elected District Attorney, legislation authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) to reform county elections for county-level officials received the approval of the Senate Elections Committee and advanced to its final stop in the legislative process: the State Senate floor. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gloria Praises ’17-’18 Budget Agreement between Assembly & Senate, Says Budget is a Responsible Step in Right Direction

SACRAMENTO, CA – With the California State Legislature’s passage of the 2017-2018 State Budget Act today, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued the following statement:

The budget agreement put forth by the Legislature is prudent, responsible, protects California’s progress, and continues to make meaningful investments to strengthen our working and middle class.

The State’s responsible budgeting over the past decade has allowed us to still make progressive gains this year, even when revenue growth is less than expected. Nevertheless, we are increasing our General Fund spending, adding to our Rainy Day Fund, and our total reserves are the largest in the State’s history.

More importantly is what we will be able to do for Californians this coming year. Our Earned Income Tax Credit Program will be able to support more working families. Our K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities will see more funding coming their way while we simultaneously advance efforts to make college education more affordable for our students. Additionally, we will expand access to healthcare as voters intended under Proposition 56.

I’m grateful that the Legislature agreed with my request to dedicate $10 million for homeless youth services. However, in the years ahead, we will need to continue to focus on more solutions to help resolve homelessness and increase our supply of affordable housing. While much remains to be done, this year’s budget is a responsible step in the right direction.”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

#Gloria100 Father’s Day Pet Adoption Event to Kick-Off Friday, Adoption Fees Waived for First 100 Pet Adoptions Countywide

SAN DIEGO, CA – If you ever thought about adopting a pet, this weekend may be the right time. Starting this Friday, June 16, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) will team up with the San Diego Humane Society to host #Gloria100 – a special Father’s Day weekend-long pet adoption drive with zero adoption fees for the first 100 adoptions made at the San Diego Humane Society. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Gloria Honors Family-Owned San Diego Business at Ceremony in State Capitol for California Small Business Day 

SACRAMENTO, CA – As part of California’s Small Business Day, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the selection of Mariposa Homemade Ice Cream as the 2017 Small Business of the Year for the 78th Assembly District.