Press Release

Monday, July 9, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018

The California State Assembly passed Assembly Joint Resolution No. 41, or AJR 41, on June 25, requesting that Congress and the president repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision from the Social Security Act.

The resolution was authored by District 15 Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, to ensure that California public employees — including teachers, firefighters and police officers — receive all of their Social Security benefits.

“If AJR-41 passes and the recommendation is adopted by the federal government without any further action, it appears likely that our employees would benefit from eligibility for increased Social Security benefits,” said Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, public information officer Charles Burress in an email.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO - AB 2920, authored by Assemblymember Thurmond (D- Richmond), will provide voters in the City of Berkeley the opportunity to address homelessness and fund other city services such as mental health and public safety. This bill will also provide Placer County with the opportunity to approve a tax increase to support local transportation needs. The bill has passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO - AB 2960, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), creates a website that will make it easier for families to access child care services. The bill passed out of the Senate Human Services Committee with unanimous bipartisan support.

“In California child care services are difficult to access,” Thurmond said. “This bill creates a website that will become a one-stop-shop resource for our families seeking to make use of existing child care. The website will allow families to find and enroll in child care and early learning programs.”

Monday, June 25, 2018

Thurmond Resolution that Protects Public Employees’ Benefits Passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO - AJR 41, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (Richmond-D), takes action to ensure that many California public employees—primarily teachers, firefighters, and peace officers—can receive their fully earned Social Security benefits. The joint resolution was adopted Thursday by the California Assembly with bipartisan support, and now heads to the state Senate. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D – Richmond) issues the following statement regarding the passage of the 2018-2019 state budget.