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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Assembly Jobs Committee Introduces Bill Package for California Businesses

"The Assembly Jobs Committee is focusing on policies that support upward mobility," said Quirk-Silva.  "From manufacturing to Main Street, and from start-ups to expansions and relocations, this package creates advantages for the full spectrum of California businesses. Entrepreneurship is one of the most effective means for creating wealth and economic security.”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LONG BEACH - The Cal State University (CSU) Board of Trustees narrowly voted today on a proposal to increase tuition at its 23 campuses. The current tuition is $5,472. The hike will increase graduate tuition by hundreds of dollars for the 2017-18 academic year. Students from across the system’s 23 campuses had started gathering at dawn at the meeting in Long Beach to protest a decision that would increase their financial burden. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AB 393 Quirk-Silva Letter to CSU Board of Trustees

SACRAMENTO — Ahead of the upcoming California State University (CSU) Board of Trustee Meeting on Wednesday, March 22, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva, with bipartisan support of members of the California Legislature, sent a letter to the Board of Trustee members urging them to reconsider increasing tuition for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Monday, March 13, 2017

(Sacramento) – Students and parents joined Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees for a State Capitol news conference to announce a higher education budget package designed to reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for millions of students. “We know there are students that are not only struggling to pay for their college but for their housing and for food,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.

Monday, March 13, 2017

(Sacramento) – Students and parents joined Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees for a State Capitol news conference to announce a higher education budget package designed to reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for millions of students. “We know there are students that are not only struggling to pay for their college but for their housing and for food,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.

Monday, March 13, 2017

 

Quirk-Silva and Assembly Leaders Announce  “Degrees Not Debt” Higher Education Budget Package

(Sacramento) – Students and parents joined Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees for a State Capitol news conference to announce a higher education budget package designed to reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for millions of students.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee approved Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 4 by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). AJR 4 calls upon the President of the United States to save California homeowners hundreds of dollars per year in mortgage fees by reinstating an Obama-era Federal Housing Administration (FHA) rule.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Assembly honored 4th District PTA President Beverly Berryman as the 65th Assembly District Woman of the Year. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva recognized the Orange County leader for her accomplishments as a strong advocate for chilhood development and education during the annual Assembly Floor ceremony. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Annual Ceremony held in recognition of Women’s History Month

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Assembly honored 4th District PTA President Beverly Berryman as the 65th Assembly District Woman of the Year. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva recognized the Orange County leader for her accomplishments as a strong advocate for chilhood development and education during the annual Assembly Floor ceremony.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

 Along with many Californians, I’m concerned about the current state of politics. There’s too much yelling, finger pointing, and blaming the other person. 

A disturbing trend of politicians in essence telling one another to “shut up” is becoming commonplace. Free speech is the backbone of our democracy, but it’s being cast aside more and more as elected leaders treat it as some sort of inconvenience rather than a fundamental right. Both political parties share blame in this.