Press Releases

Thursday, June 14, 2018

On this special episode of Look West, the State Capitol celebrates Father's Day 2018! Five fathers; Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Jim Cooper (D-Sacramento), Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) share some unique, personal experiences about their journey into Fatherhood. They each talk about when they first found out they're going to be a Dad, who were some of their influences growing up, family-oriented legislation, and even some funny stories about their kids. Listen now!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Assembly Bill 686 Bucks Trump Administration on Fair Housing Regulation Suspension

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), a host of co-authors, and housing advocates across California are applauding progress of a long-fought fair housing measure in the State Senate. Assembly Bill 686 was approved this afternoon in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee by a vote of 11-1.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

By Miguel Santiago y David Flaks - La Opinion

Vivimos en un mundo de cambios, con rápidos avances que van desde automóviles autónomos hasta inteligencia artificial. Como miembro de la Asamblea que respresenta al centro de Los Ángeles y como el líder de la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Los Ángeles, estamos orgullosos de vivir y trabajar en esta gran ciudad, la cual siempre ha sido un centro de innovación y hoy aloja un amplio y creciente sector tecnológico. Sabemos también que necesitamos inversiones hoy, para preparar a los estudiantes para el mundo de mañana.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Assembly Bill 1862, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-East Los Angeles), was approved by the California State Assembly late yesterday on a bi-partisan basis with a vote of 56-16. The bill will appropriate $10 million to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to provide immigration services to individuals who are current or former recipients of the federal Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) - El proyecto de ley de la Asamblea AB 1862, redactado por el asambleísta Miguel Santiago (D-Los Ángeles) y la asambleísta Wendy Carrillo (D-East Los Ángeles), fue aprobado hoy por la Asamblea del Estado de California con un voto bi-partidista de 56-16.  El proyecto de ley asignará $ 10 millones de dolares al Departamento de Servicios Sociales de California (CDSS) para proporcionar servicios de inmigración a personas que sean receptores actuales o anteriores del Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) federal.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Earlier today, Assembly Bill 1971 was approved by the California State Assembly on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 67-0.  The measure, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), and Phillip Chen (R-Brea) changes the criteria by which local governments are able to provide critical medical care to homeless individuals who are mentally ill.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The California Assembly passed AB 1971 Wednesday, legislation which amends the state’s definition of “gravely disabled” to include medical treatment as a basic human need for those suffering from a serious mental illness, just as necessary to well-being as food, clothing or shelter.

AB 1971 is sponsored by Los Angeles County, the Steinberg Institute, and the California Psychiatric Association. The bill passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 66-0.

The proposal for the change in state law came by way of a board motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas. Through collaboration, AB 1971 was jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and Phillip Chen (R-Brea).