Levine on Fox News

MARIN-SONOMA Assemblyman Marc Levine made the national news. The San Rafael Democrat was a guest on Fox & Friends. He was interviewed by the conservative news channel's morning co-host Gretchen Carlson, who described California as "the so-called Nanny State." She quizzed Levine on his legislation to ban smoking in condominiums.

State Assembly Recognizes Petaluma National Little Leaguers

With the Petaluma National Little League players, coaches, and families in the Chamber and gallery, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and the State Assembly today on the floor of the Assembly recognized the amazing success of the Petaluma team in 2012.

“We are all very proud of this team, and their accomplishments on and off the field,” said Levine. “It was an honor to bring them to the State Capitol to commemorate the players, coaches, and families. Petaluma’s strong sense of community, talent, and determination were on display today in the California State Assembly.”

Assemblymember Marc Levine holding Petaluma Office Hours

Assemblymember Marc Levine will be holding office hours in Petaluma on Saturday, March 16.

Assemblymember Levine will be available from 1pm to 3pm at the Petaluma Library. No appointments are necessary.

Editorial: State should take another look at fire fee

STATE OFFICIALS should not be surprised that their rural fire fee continues to be a hot issue among those who have to pay $150 per year toward the state's fire prevention measures.

The Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011 slapped the fee on owners of property in rural areas when the state was grappling with a deep budget crisis.

California's budget outlook is a lot brighter, thanks to an improved economy and voters' passage of a statewide sales tax increase.

Assembly Recognizes Petaluma National Little League

Assemblymember Levine Presents Team with Resolution Memorializing the 2012 Season

With the Petaluma National Little League players, coaches, and families in the Chamber and gallery, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and the State Assembly today on the floor of the Assembly recognized the amazing success of the Petaluma team in 2012.

"We are all very proud of this team, and their accomplishments on and off the field," said Levine. "It was an honor to bring them to the State Capitol to commemorate the players, coaches, and families. Petaluma's strong sense of community, talent, and determination were on display today in the California State Assembly."

PD Editorial: More bills proposed by local legislators

With the goal of better understanding what our local legislators are up to in Sacramento, we are tracking the bills they introduced this year.

On Monday, we summarized some of the bills introduced in the state Senate. Today we do the same with bills by Assembly members Wes Chesbro, D-Arcata; Mark Levine, D-San Rafael; and Mariko Yamada, D-Davis.

Marc Levine Appears on Fox News Discussing Second Hand Smoke

Assembly Bill 746 (Levine) Prohibits Smoking in Multi-Family Dwellings

Yesterday Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss AB 746 which would ban smoking in condominiums and apartment buildings.

In condominiums and apartments, "If a neighbor lights up, we all smoke with them," said Levine on the program. "We are trying to be very focused in how this law applies and protect people where they should feel safest."

Another View: Why do 'social justice groups' protect smokers?

Imagine a committee meeting where California legislators gather to consider Assembly Bill 746, Assemblyman Marc Levine's proposal to protect people in multi-unit housing from secondhand smoke ("Bill targets smoking at home," Page A1, Feb. 28). Picture the table, the chairs, the people milling about shaking hands and making introductions.