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Progressive group recognizes innovative ideas

October 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg’s outside-the-box ideas for bills on taxes and energy have earned him a spot as one of 18 finalists in a nationwide search called the 2015 New Ideas Challenge.

October 27, 2015

Sen. Bob Hertzberg, author of the bill Gov. Brown signed into law last month to improve court access by eliminating the requirement that all fines and penalties be paid before a driver can get a court hearing on a traffic ticket, today released the following statement in response to today’s action by Attorney General Kamala Harris:

Meeting to be held Monday, Oct. 26

October 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – San Fernando Valley residents are invited to discuss looming transportation needs on Monday, Oct. 26.

Titled Transportation Summit 2015 and sponsored by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, the Valley Economic Alliance and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, the event will be held at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.  The summit theme is “It’s Our Turn: The Valley’s Unmet Transportation Needs.”

Meeting to be held Thursday, Oct. 22

October 20, 2015

San Fernando Valley residents are invited to discuss community issues on Thursday, Oct. 22 at a “community briefing” sponsored by Sens. Bob Hertzberg and Fran Pavley.

The review of quality-of-life concerns will be held at the Tarzana Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Guest speakers will focus on key issues such as transportation, water and emergency preparedness.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will last about two hours.

 

Meetings to be held Thursday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Oct. 26

October 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – San Fernando Valley residents are invited to a pair of upcoming events to discuss community issues and looming transportation needs on Thursday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Oct. 26.

The first event, a “community briefing” sponsored by Sens. Bob Hertzberg and Fran Pavley, is to review quality-of-life concerns and will be held at the Tarzana Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Guest speakers will focus on key issues such as transportation, water and emergency preparedness.

Gov. Brown signs all of Sen. Hertzberg’s bills

October 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Making the traffic-fine process fairer, protecting California water supplies and providing incentives for attorneys to perform legal help for working residents are among the proposals by Sen. Bob Hertzberg that were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

“Gov. Brown has been a terrific partner and I am thrilled to see my bills to improve life for Californians become law,” said Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys.

Local government agencies will catalog data

October 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California’s governor today endorsed a plan directing local government agencies to publish catalogs of key computer systems which would be publicly available.

Sponsored by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, the signing of Senate Bill 272 means data gathered internally by local public agencies will be in a more usable format available to the public under the California Public Records Act.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg law expected to help prevent water shortages

October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a Sen. Bob Hertzberg plan to require regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg bill will help those who have been overcharged

October 6, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Concurring with lawmakers, Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to make permanent a soon-to-expire program to help taxpayers who are overcharged by the state Franchise Tax Board.

October 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to help low-income Californians have greater access to equal justice by using unclaimed funds to help attorneys practice public-interest law.

“Every year, thousands of young lawyers graduate from law school with a desire to launch their careers performing public service,” said Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, author of Senate Bill 134. “Faced with skyrocketing education costs, however, more and more of our finest legal minds are opting to instead go straight into private practice.”

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