Press Releases

Governor Announces May Revise and Assembly Member Santiago Responds

(Sacramento, CA) – Following Governor Newsom’s release of his May Revise, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:

“Just as Californians are learning to stay afloat during the pandemic, we’re receiving a punch to the gut with the soaring inflation of nearly 9 percent,” said Assembly Member Miguel Santiago.

Assembly Member Santiago and Local Leaders Encourage Undocumented Adults to Enroll in Medi-Cal Today!

(Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D- Los Angeles),Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis in partnership with Clinica Romero, hosted a press conference to celebrate the historic expansion of Medi-Cal to low-income undocumented immigrants 50 and older and encourage newly eligible people to enroll.

California Child Tax Credit Bill Clears Key Hurdle

(Sacramento, CA) – Today California moves a step closer to providing a pathway out of poverty for low-income families and residents as the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee approved the Anti-Poverty Child Tax Credit (AB 2589: Santiago).

California Can Provide its Own Child Tax Credit with Assembly Member Santiago's AB 2589

(Sacramento, CA) –When Senator Manchin blocked the federal Child Tax Credit’s extension, nearly 1.7 million children fell back into or deeper into poverty. California however has a chance to create its own child tax credit through its record budget surplus. AB 2589 will provide a one-time $2,000 California CTC payment per child to families that earn $30,000 or less per year.