Press Releases

October 12, 2009

Contact: Jody Fujii @ 916.319.2027

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Late on Sunday, October 11, 2009, when Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger concluded action on the remaining bills on his desk Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) had a total of eight bills signed into law.

July 31, 2009

(SANTA CRUZ, CA) – Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) commented on the Governor’s line item vetoes made earlier this week.  

“We sent the Governor a budget that preserved essential safety net programs.  While it made painful cuts to all levels of state government services, it preserved basic social safety-net programs and the state’s eligibility for federal matching funds,” stated Assemblymember Monning.  “The Governor’s vetoes not only endanger the poor and disabled, but are legally questionable.”

July 12, 2009

California’s budget crisis and the Governor’s proposed $24 billion dollars of cuts and borrowing have provoked thousands of constituents to contact me.  Educators, In-Home Support Service (IHSS) providers, Healthy Families advocates, State Parks supporters, and many others have lodged strong opposition to the Governor’s May Revise budget proposals that seek to balance California’s budget on the backs of our state’s most vulnerable and needy.   

July 09, 2009

Contact: Rachel Anne Goodman @ (831) 425-1503

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) will be holding office hours in the following cities this July and August:

July 06, 2009

Contact: Rachel Anne Goodman @ (831) 425-1503

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Today, the California Legislature passed Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 8, authored by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel), asking the National Marine Fishery Service to immediately ban imports of foreign-caught swordfish that do not meet federal standards for marine mammal protection. 

May 26, 2009

Contact: Rachel Anne Goodman @ (831) 425-1503

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) expressed his deep disappointment with today’s decision by the California Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the initiative maintaining that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in the State of California.

April 16, 2009

Contact: Rachel Anne Goodman @ (831) 425-1503

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has been appointed to the Assembly Stimulus, Economic Recovery, and Jobs (SERJ) Task Force by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles).

April 14, 2009

Contact: Rachel Anne Goodman @ (831) 425-1503

(Sacramento, CA) – Starting today, Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) will dig into his mail bag and answer constituents’ questions on a new video feature called, “Assemblymember Monning’s Mailbox.”  This new video feature is available on Assemblymember Monning’s website, YouTube, and on Community Television of Santa Cruz, Comcast Channel 27.  

April 10, 2009

(SANTA CRUZ, CA) - While in Santa Cruz yesterday, Assemblymember Bill Monning saw the effects of the communications outage first-hand. Signs on many bank windows read, “Closed due to computer failure,” while many state and County offices were cut off from the outside world without internet or phone service.

February 25, 2009

Contact: Rachel Anne Goodman @ (831) 425-1503

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) is pleased to announce that he has been appointed to the California Coastal Conservancy by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. 

“It is an honor to be selected to serve on the California Coastal Conservancy,” stated Assemblymember Monning.  “We must continue to use creative approaches to ensure Californians have access to our coastal areas and that they are protected for future generations to enjoy.”