Press Releases

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

San Rafael Patch

Today, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) recognized Lucia Martel-Dow of the Canal Alliance as the North Bay's Woman of the Year. The Canal Alliance was the North Bay's 2017 Nonprofit of the Year and works to empower, support, and partner with involved immigrants in Marin County.

"Lucia Martel-Dow is fighting for the rights of immigrants when they need our help most," said Assemblymember Marc Levine. "Mrs. Martel-Dow has been instrumental in helping beloved members of our community. It is an honor to have a person of her caliber serve constituents here in the North Bay."

Monday, March 12, 2018
Assemblymember Levine Honors Lucia Martel-Dow - Woman of the year for Assembly District 10
Assemblymember Levine Honors Lucia Martel-Dow - Woman of the year for Assembly District 10
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Marin Independent Journal

By Mark Prado

The first steps toward investigating a third traffic westbound lane option on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge were approved Wednesday by a regional committee.

The Bay Area Toll Authority’s Oversight Committee OK’d spending $100,000 to study whether adding the lane is feasible and what it would take to accomplish the work.

“We have workers going to service jobs in (Marin) and they are stuck in a tremendous amount of congestion that continues to grow,” said Amy Worth, chairwoman of the committee, who represents the cities of Contra Costa County on the panel.

A third traffic lane on the bridge on the bottom, eastbound deck, is set to open next month at a cost of $27 million. It’s designed to ease evening commute traffic. A third lane on the north side of the upper deck coming into Marin has been envisioned for bicyclists and pedestrians, separated from car traffic by a movable median barrier. That work has just started.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) issued this statement after Attorney General Jeff Session’s visit to Sacramento and announcement of a lawsuit against California’s sanctuary policies:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Eureka Times Standard

By Ruth Schneider

A high number of bills dealing with cannabis regulation were introduced ahead of the mid-February filing deadline.

The new slate of bills cover a wide variety of topics ranging from when cannabis can be used on K-12 school campuses to what kind of penalties a retailer could face for selling cannabis to minors.

Here’s a look at what state legislators are considering this year:

Sun-grown commission >> Introduced by Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-Greenbrae), AB 2810 would create the Sun-Grown Cannabis Commission, a state entity that “will provide a voice for the small sun-grown cultivator,” according to Levine’s state website. The group would educate cultivators as well as look at agricultural best practices.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lawmakers request the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s development of a plan to reopen the westbound third lane to commuters

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) issued this statement on a letter sent by him and Assemblymembers Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon), Timothy Grayson (D- Concord) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) requesting the development of a plan to open the westbound third lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to vehicles:

Friday, February 23, 2018

Government Technology

By Elizabeth Zima

A California legislator has introduced legislation that will force social media sites to protect users from bots and create a state privacy agency to regulate and protect consumers’ online information. The activity in Sacramento comes at a time of heightened urgency around these issues, including special counsel Robert Mueller's recent indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian companies for their use of bots on social media to diminish voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election.

“We saw the harm that this unregulated space could cause to citizens, and we decided to do something,” said Rep. Marc Levine, D-District 10. “There is just too much profit to be made off of real humans and bots,” he said.