Press Releases

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

More must be done to address gun violence and prevent these tragedies from happening again

(Long Beach) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to a tragic shooting at a local Halloween party:

“Last night’s tragedy was a despicable act of violence,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell. “This is further evidence that guns are a problem in our society and we must continue to address gun violence.

Monday, October 21, 2019

O’Donnell helps secures funding for water storage and distribution facilities

(Sacramento) – More water is on the way for Catalina Island following the preliminary approval of $10 million in grant funding from the California Department of Water Resources.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Assembly Bill 48 Will Provide $15 Billion to Ensure Schools are Safe and Updated

Sacramento - Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 48:

"AB 48 gives voters the opportunity to support our preschools, K-12, community colleges and universities with a facilities bond measure on the March statewide ballot.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

AB 1505 Will Strengthen Accountability and Oversight of Charter Schools

Sacramento - Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 1505:

“AB 1505 is a long overdue reform of the state’s charter school law.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Assembly Bill 48 Will Ensure Schools are Safe and Updated

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement on Assembly Bill 48, which will place a $15 billion K-12 through higher education facilities bond on the March 2020 ballot.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Chair of Assembly Education Committee lauds increased investments for schools and budget reserves

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing the 2019-2020 budget:

“Today’s budget represents a commitment to our student’s success and the future of our state’s economy. It provides more money for education while also paying down debt and living within our means.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

AB 751 Provides Secure and Free College Admissions Exams for Students

(Sacramento) – Yesterday, Assembly Bill 751, the Pathways to College Act, authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), passed the Senate Education Committee. AB 751 would allow school districts to offer free college admissions tests, such as the SAT or ACT, to students at no cost during the school day in lieu of the state required 11th grade assessment.