Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) hosted his annual Assembly District 70 Women of Distinction recognition event on March 26 in celebration of Women’s History Month. The Assemblymember honored 22 outstanding women who live, work or volunteer in the 70th Assembly District and who go above and beyond in service to others. The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by the Assemblymember for their noteworthy and important contributions to our community.
Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell's AB 353 would remove the $300 million cap on the Oil Trust Fund within the State Treasury.
(LONG BEACH) – Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) and Senator Lena A.
The State has provided the resources. Now school districts, including Long Beach Unified, must plan and take action to help our students recover.
Long Beach Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell (D-70) is home from his sixth year in the state legislature — one he calls the strangest yet.
"It definitely is unprecedented," O'Donnell said in an interview last week. "It was interrupted by COVID; we started, stopped, then started again.
"I'd have to say it wasn't marked by the quantity of the legislation, but by the quality," he added. "There were fewer bills, but they were more effective."
A new education bill — which State Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell, D-Long Beach, introduced last week, seeks to limit liability related to the coronavirus for school districts this fall.
WASHINGTON — The economic relief bill Congress is expected to approve this week would provide $1,200 direct payments to many American adults, expand eligibility for unemployment benefits to include actors and gig workers and provide funding for states.
Those provisions are among many just coming to light in a roughly $2.2-trillion package intended to help households and businesses get through the economy’s virtual shutdown as the nation combats the coronavirus outbreak.
The Legislature hurriedly approved emergency financial relief to help school districts cope with the costs of the coronavirus on Monday before adjourning for a month to comply with state and federal orders limiting gatherings to stem the spread of the contagion.
California lawmakers set aside up to $1.1 billion Monday for health care needs, homelessness services and school cleaning to help the state deal with crushing costs being brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, said he would carry a bill giving schools more flexibility on how they make up the instructional time lost while they are closed.
One of the biggest surprises of the March primary was that California voters rejected the proposed $15-billion bond measure that would have paid for school construction and much-needed maintenance around the state. It’s the first time in a quarter of a century that a statewide school bond measure failed.
But did voters really want to stiff kids and schools? Or was the bond tanked, at least in part, by its name: Proposition 13? Anecdotal evidence suggests it may have been.