Press Releases

Saturday, October 14, 2017

(Los Angeles) – On Monday, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De Leon and Assemblymember Miguel Santiago will join educators and higher education officials from across California in a press conference to celebrate the signing of Assembly Bill 19 (Santiago) by Governor Jerry Brown.

Press conference to honor the signing of AB 19, legislation that would allow community colleges to grant a tuition-free education to first time, full-time community college students throughout California.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) Assembly Bill 40 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown yesterday. The measure, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), allows California’s Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) to finally integrate with health information technology systems across the state.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dan Brekke - KQED News

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this week that, if you’re like most Bay Area pedestrians, will legalize your daily law-breaking.

No, the state is not lifting the prohibition on jaywalking. That’s still illegal — and dangerous.

The bill the governor graced with his signature, AB 390, makes it legal to begin crossing the street after a pedestrian countdown signal is flashing.

Right. You probably thought that was OK to do already. And you’ve seen the appearance of the countdown — 15, 14, 13 … — as a prod to get across the street as fast as you can.

But that crossing technique is against the law and can be very expensive.

One jurisdiction where people have learned that? Los Angeles.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Anthony Rendon - La Opinion

Esta es la historia de un joven a quien no le gustaba la preparatoria y estuvo a punto de nunca graduarse.

Este joven decidió no ir a la universidad. Trabajaba de madrugada, frecuentemente durmiendo en el autobús de regreso a casa.

Un día empezó a darse cuenta que otros jóvenes en el autobús no se veían tan cansados al llegar a clases en el colegio comunitario.

Aquel joven en el autobús fui yo. Fue cuando decidí buscar un futuro en el salón escolar

El otoño ha llegado y la temporada para que jóvenes regresen a las aulas.

A partir del primero de Octubre, los estudiantes pueden calificar para recibir mucha ayuda financiera.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago’s AB 390 to end egregious pedestrian ticketing is signed into law.

(Sacramento) – Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 390, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), to protect pedestrians exploited by an outdated state crossing signal law that has resulted in people on foot being unfairly punished and financially overburdened.

Friday, September 29, 2017

(Los Angeles)  –  On Saturday, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago will join thousands of youth, students, union members, and activists in Downtown Los Angeles for a march in support of free community college.


March to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 19 (Santiago), legislation that would allow community colleges to grant a tuition-free education to first time, full time community college students throughout California.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Amy Powell - ABC 7 News