Friday, January 11, 2013

California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his 2013-14 budget proposal yesterday, declaring that the state's lean years of budget deficits are over. In place of dramatic spending cuts, the governor's $97.6 billion dollar plan instead offers modest boosts to school funding, along with an expansion of the Medi-Cal program as the state transitions to its Covered California health benefit exchange in compliance with the federal Affordable Care Act.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

(Sacramento) – It's the new year and time for the California Legislature to start working on the new state budget, released by Governor Brown. California State Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) is ready to get work with the Governor and his colleagues to make sure that education, the health care and public safety are priorities for the 2013-14 state budget. Hear more from Assemblymember Levine in this Assembly Access Video.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

(Sacramento) – February is Black History Month. To commemorate the contributions of California's African Americans, California State Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) tells the story of Colonel Allen Allensworth in this PSA. Colonel Allensworth was born a slave, but went on to become the highest ranking African American in the U.S. military, and eventually founding his own town. Learn more about Colonel Allensworth and his contribution to California's Black history, in this Assembly Access Video.

Monday, January 7, 2013

On the eve of their swearing in last month, newly elected Assembly members gathered for a reception at the Stanford Mansion, where they were introduced one by one to Gov. Jerry Brown.

"Success," said the host of the reception, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, "is built on relationships," and the introductions Pérez facilitated were meant to forge ties with Brown.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

IN THE STATE Assembly, which begins its 2013-14 session on Monday, former San Rafael Councilman Marc Levine figures to be a wild card — a rare Democrat elected in November without the support of his party.

Democrats currently hold supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature that could conceivably allow them to impose new taxes without the support of any Republican members.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) announced his appointment to the following Assembly Committees by Speaker John A. Pérez:

  • Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care
  • Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media.
  • Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization
  • Assembly Committee on Higher Education

In addition to today's committee assignments, Assemblymember Levine will serve as the Chair of the Select Committee on Agriculture and the Environment, and as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Committee on Local Government.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Newly elected Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, is inviting his constituents in Marin and Sonoma counties to submit their suggestions regarding how state government can be improved.

Levine says, "I want to hear about your experiences with agencies and your suggestions. The world is always changing. Technology and innovation are constantly making our lives easier. It is important for government to be mindful of new ways to do its job better."

Press Releases

Protecting our Coast

Friday, December 21, 2012

In response to the federally protected designation by President Obama on Thursday of the waters off the coast of Sonoma and Mendocino counties Assemblymember Marc Levine said:

“This designation will help protect the waters off some of the most beautiful coastline in America. I thank Congresswoman Woolsey, Senator Boxer and President Obama for having the vision to protect this fragile marine habitat.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

“Make the Golden State Shine”

Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) today announced the creation of an ongoing challenge for Marin and Sonoma County residents in the 10th Assembly District.

“We have all had experiences with various agencies – Be it the DMV office, Department of Consumer Affairs, Caltrans, State Parks, or other agencies.  In many cases, people walk away thinking, “There has to be a better way,” said Levine.  “I want to hear about your experiences with agencies and your suggestions.  The world is always changing.  Technology and innovation are constantly making our lives easier.  It is important for government to be mindful of new ways to do its job better.”

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The San Rafael City Council honored newly elected Assemblyman Marc Levine on Monday for his three years of service on the council.

Mayor Gary Phillips presented Levine with a resolution of appreciation.