Press Releases

Friday, January 10, 2020

Assemblymember O’Donnell Statement on Proposed 2020-21 Budget

Chair of Assembly Education Committee applauds balanced approach, increased funding for schools

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement Friday on Governor Newsom’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year: 

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.