SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani presented Assembly Bill 406 (AB 406) in the Assembly Local Government Committee today, and it passed with a 5-0 vote. This bill seeks 100% reimbursement of the total costs for People v. Rivera, a high profile trial for the killing of Merced Police Officer Stephen Gray. Testifying in support of the bill were Merced County District Attorney Larry D. Morse II, Merced County Administrative Officer Dee Tatum, Sheriff Mark Pazin and Merced County Supervisors John Pedrozo and Mike Nelson.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) joined Senator Dave Cogdill (R–Modesto) and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for the second day in a row for the second press conference in two days at a second large water project site to discuss the need for the Governor’s proposed Water Bond.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani has selected Mayor Ellie Wooten of Merced as her Woman of the Year for the 17th Assembly District. Eighty women, one from each Assembly District in the state, are selected annually. Galgiani selected Mayor Wooten for her continuing and significant contributions to her community. Each honoree will be introduced during a ceremony in the Assembly Chambers on Monday, March 5th where each will receive a resolution.
SACRAMENTO – Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) is introducing legislation that will put a person who has been convicted of a crime against a child under the age of 18 years in prison for the rest of his or her life.
“Technological advances such as the internet, have contributed to a dramatic increase in crimes against children” stated Galgiani, “This is alarming. It is time the law ensures that the punishment reflects the severity of the crime”.