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Friday, June 23, 2017

(Fullerton) – As the world around us grows more crowded, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) is working to preserve much needed open space. She wrote Assembly Bill 510 (AB 510) to provide funding to the Wildlife Conservation Board to be used for the purchase of land related to the West Coyote Hills Open Space Project. “North Orange County deserves its fair share of parks.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Assembly honored Wesley “Chick” Adams of the United States Army as Vietnam Veteran of the Year. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva recognized the Orange County veteran for his service in the United States Army, and his many commitments to the local community as a Fullerton resident, and Buena Park native.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

During a break in the debate on the state budget, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) stood up to speak in favor of House Resolution 47, which declares June 17, 2017 as International Surfing Day in California. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva enjoyed surfing during her teenage years, and she wholeheartedly supports International Surfing Day, with its emphasis on keeping coastal communities clean and accessible to the public. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Legislature passes on-time budget for seventh consecutive year

SACRAMENTO –The California State Assembly passed its 2017-2018 budget bill today with a 59-20-1 vote. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) issued the following statement after the vote:

“This on-time, balanced budget exemplifies fiscal restraint, strengthens the state’s rainy day fund, increases public oversight, and makes targeted investments in our communities,” said Quirk-Silva. “For instance, it brings opportunities and much needed resources to working families with the Earned Income Tax Credit Expansion.”

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sacramento, CA – California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) has successfully secured several victories for the people of North Orange County in this year’s State Budget bill.  

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva has staunchly advocated her priorities such as public safety, veteran affairs, health and human services, education, business incentives, and more.

The following funding items were secured by Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva:

Monday, June 12, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D–Orange County) stood on the Floor of the Assembly to speak on behalf of the California Legislative Latino Caucus on Assembly Concurrent Resolution 95, which recognizes June 12th, 2017 as the 119th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and would call upon the people of the state to observe the month of June with appropriate ceremonies and celebration. “Philippine Independence Day is a reminder of the proud self-determination of Filipinos in exercising their right to liberty and independence,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Orange County, California - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, (D - Orange County) issued the following statement in response to the Irvine City Council’s vote on Tuesday, June 6, to change the site originally designated for a veterans’ cemetery FivePoint developer-owned strawberry farmland near the I-5/I-405 interchange. The developers will build the cemetery at no cost to the city in exchange for the property from the first proposed cemetery site.

“I have remained impartial as to which site is chosen; understanding, of course, it is a local decision. I continue to urge all involved to be reasonable and do what is best for our veterans. I wholeheartedly back the decision of the Irvine City Council,” said Quirk-Silva.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Annual Ceremony held in recognition of Small Business Day

SACRAMENTO – Today, during California Small Business Day, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Assembly honored Dr. Stephen Tsai. Dr. Tsai is the founder of East West Medical Group and has been practicing Acupuncture in the Fullerton area for nearly 30 years.

“It is my pleasure to honor Dr. Stephen Tsai, founder of the East West Medical Group of Fullerton CA, at the California Small Business Day Awards,” said Quirk-Silva. “Together with his wife, Dr Tsai began as a tiny clinic with a vision for integrating eastern and western medical techniques and philosophy.”

Thursday, June 1, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assembly Bill 510 (AB 510) by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County was approved on the Assembly floor by more than a two-thirds vote. AB 510 would provide funding to the Wildlife Conservation Board to be used for the purchase of land related to the West Coyote Hills Open Space Project.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assembly Bill 162 (AB 162) by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) was approved on the Assembly floor by a bipartisan vote of 65-0. AB 162 would make more small businesses eligible for the California Competes tax cut administered by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). The tax cut is available to small businesses that wish to establish a business, or stay and grow an existing business, in California.