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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Over $35 million in funding was awarded to schools through a law authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond)/ AB 1014 was signed into law last year the Early Intervention Attendance Grant Program provides grants to schools seeking to resolve attendance problems for pupils in grades K-3.

“I am thrilled to see that our schools are taking advantage of the funding that has been made available to keep our most vulnerable students in school,” said Thurmond. “AB1014 will have a significant impact on our young learners, and assist school districts in their work towards getting all children to school every day.”

The California Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) provides funds to the Local Education Agency to support programs aimed at improving student outcomes by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at-risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime.

Monday, May 15, 2017

RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- Officials in the East Bay are issuing a warning to the shooters who have been terrorizing freeways in the area that they will soon be on camera.

Monday, May 15, 2017

HAYWARD (CBS SF) — Two people exiting Interstate 880 in a truck were wounded in a shooting late Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Two people were shot and injured on an Interstate 880 off-ramp in Hayward late Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A bill winding its way through the Legislature proposes a creative way to fund early childhood education: imposing a tax on companies that do business with California’s prison systems.

A tax on the “privilege” of such contracts, as Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) puts it, is an unorthodox policy prescription. But by directly tying the state’s incarceration system to its education programs, Thurmond is treading familiar political territory.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

With the current national focus on law and order, some statewide organizations and lawmakers are working on what they say are solutions that promote investment in young people and reduce California’s privately-owned prison population.

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond has sponsored AB 43, a bill that would levy a 10 percent tax on “private prisons and prison-related services.”

Friday, April 7, 2017

Later this month, the Revenue and Taxation Committee of the California Legislature will consider Assembly Bill 43—the State Incarceration Prevention Fund. 

The bill’s author, Assemblyman Tony Thurmond who represents the state’s 15th Assembly District, spoke openly about what motivated him to author the legislation as well as the bill’s intent.