Press Release

Friday, May 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) proudly announces his education bills that passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has introduced a measure that creates a fund for universal pre-school and afterschool programs. The programs would be financed by a tax on private prisons which do business with California. “I believe that education matters in the lives of kids. With that in mind, I want the focus to be on education, not incarceration. Visit my website, to see what you can do to help” Assemblymember Thurmond says in this Assembly Access video. Learn more about Assembly Bill 2303, watch the video now.

Monday, May 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2920, authored by Assemblymember Thurmond (D- Richmond), will provide the Berkeley City Council with the opportunity to place a sales tax measure on the ballot that would fund and address homelessness and other city services such as mental health and public safety. If a potential sales tax measure of up to .5 percent is placed on the ballot in the future, it would need to be approved by voters. The bill has passed out of the Assembly and heads to the Senate.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 3188, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D- Richmond), will encourage school districts to report the number of students that have successfully completed courses for college entry and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. The bill heads to the California Senate after passing out of the Assembly by a vote of 71-0.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2186, authored by Assemblymember Thurmond, creates a statewide grant program that will fund increased access to high-quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education for California’s students. This bill passed out of the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday, April 25.

Monday, April 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 3224, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D- Richmond), will protect Californians who depend on Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWORKs from the privatization of those services at the county level. The bill passed out of the California Assembly with bipartisan support and now heads to the State Senate for consideration.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, April 25, AB 2168, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, passed out of the Assembly Education Committee with unanimous and bipartisan support. The bill will provide funding to support the retention of high-quality special education teachers.