Press Releases

Daly’s Transportation Bill Will Save Taxpayers Time and Money

Governor Signs AB 401, a landmark bill providing unprecedented design-build authority for freeway projects throughout California. 

Governor Brown has signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) providing landmark “design-build” authority to local transportation agencies and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). 

Transportation experts throughout the State agree that the project-delivery authority in Assembly Bill 401 will allow for expedited delivery of freeway and road construction projects, at a reduced cost to taxpayers. 

Chủ tịch Ủy ban Ngân sách công bố chấp thuận 6 triệu mỹ kim quỹ bổ sung để giúp những cựu chiến binh nộp đơn khiếu nại với Sở Cựu Chiến Binh Mỹ

     Sacramento - Dân Biểu Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Chủ tịch Tiểu ban Ngân sách Hội đồng Quản lý Nhà nước, công bố ngày hôm nay rằng ủy ban đã bỏ phiếu để phân bổ thêm 6 triệu mỹ kim để giúp phục vụ California các cựu chiến binh tăng tốc độ xử lý các khiếu nại thông qua Bộ Cựu Chiến Binh Mỹ.

     Theo USDVA, gần một triệu cựu chiến binh cả nước đang chờ đợi những quyền lợi của họ được thông qua. Thời gian chờ đợi đã tăng 20 lần trong bốn năm qua.

Assembly Passes Daly’s Proposal to Reduce Costs & Speed Delivery of I-405 Improvement Project

Sacramento – The State Assembly voted 67-3 today to approve legislation by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) to facilitate an expedited project delivery of the Interstate 405 Improvement Project.  Funded by voter-approved Measure M2, this project will widen the I-405 Freeway between the State Route 73 and I-605 Freeways.

“This proposal, if enacted, will result in reduced costs to taxpayers, while leading to improvements to traffic flow and road safety along one of the most heavily-utilized and congested interstate routes in the nation,” Asm. Daly said. “Every day, more than 300,000 vehicles travel on the I-405.”

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Chair of Key Assembly Budget Committee Announces Approval of $6 Million in Additional Funds to Help Veterans File Claims with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Sacramento – Assemblymember Tom Daly (D–Anaheim), chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on State Administration, announced today that the committee has voted to allocate an additional $6 million to help California service veterans speed the processing of claims through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

According to the U.S.D.V.A., almost one million veterans nationwide are currently waiting for their benefit claims to be processed. The wait time for processing veterans’ claims has grown 20 times in the past four years.

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Assemblymember Daly Helps Launch “Essentials for Young Lives” Donation Drive at State Capitol

Sacramento – Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) was a featured speaker today at a press conference to kick off a week-long HomeAid Essentials for Young Lives® donation drive at the state Capitol, an effort to collect baby items for homeless mothers and families with children. 

Organized by the HomeAid charity, in partnership with the First 5/Children and Families Commissions, the campaign will collect “essential” items such as diapers, baby food, wipes and other hygiene items for homeless families. The Capitol drive coincides with local drives.

Assemblymember Daly, who assisted with the initial start-up when HomeAid Orange County was first founded, said at today’s press conference that “the Essentials campaign is an important drive for the residents of my district, and it is a privilege to be a part of this in both my district and in the Capitol.

“I want to thank HomeAid and the First 5 Association for their help in building shelters facilities for our communities, and now for taking the extra step toward organizing broader community support to help our families in need of other important necessities,” Assemblymember Daly added.

The Essentials for Young Lives® donation drive will continue through May 10.

Individuals who wish to donate can find out more information by calling Assemblymember Daly’s Capitol (916-319-2069) or District (714-939-8469) office.

Items collected will be distributed to facilities in shelters that serve homeless families with children.

Assemblymember Tom Daly on the Governor Signing Assembly Legislation to Fix Backlog of Business Filings

SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic radio address, Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on State Administration, discusses the importance of Gov. Jerry Brown signing AB 113 into law. The legislation, co-authored by Daly, was created to tackle the 122,000 backlogged business filings waiting to be processed at the Secretary of State’s office. It will also drastically cut the processing time of business filings from about 60 days to five business days. This paperwork establishes the legal identity of businesses, so new business owners cannot hire employees, sell to customers or sign contracts until their paperwork has been processed by the Secretary of State’s Office. AB 113 started in the Assembly six weeks ago and received bipartisan support from Californians up and down the state.

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Governor Brown Signs AB 113 – An Effort Led by Assemblymember Daly to Reduce Business Filing Delays

Assemblymember Daly (D-Anaheim) applauds Governor Brown on signing AB 113 (Assembly Budget Committee), a bill co-authored by Assemblymember Daly that provides immediate support to the Secretary of State’s office to speed up the business filling process and eliminate an unacceptable backlog.  Importantly, the bill requires that Secretary of State’s Office reduce processing time to between 5 to 10 days by November of this year.

“I thank Governor Jerry Brown for his leadership on this issue.  This is an important step in reassuring businesses that the state seeks to encourage their entrepreneurial drive rather than allow bureaucracy to slow them down,” said Assemblymember Daly.

El Gobernador Brown Firma AB 113 - un esfuerzo dirigido por el Asambleísta Daly para reducir retrasos con las presentaciones de negocios

El Asambleísta Daly (Demócrata de Anaheim) aplaude al Gobernador Brown por su decisión de firmar AB 113 (El Comité de Presupuesto de la Asamblea), un proyecto de ley co-escrito por el Asambleísta Daly que proporciona apoyo inmediato a la oficina del Secretario del Estado para acelerar el proceso de la presentación de negocios y eliminar retrasos inaceptables. El proyecto de ley requiere que la oficina del Secretario del Estado reduzca el tiempo de procesamiento de entre 5 a 10 días antes de noviembre de este año.

CalTax Sponsors Legislation to Improve Parcel Tax Transparency

For years, taxpayers have been left in the dark when it comes to parcel taxes, because there is little public information available about these property taxes. To improve this situation, CalTax is sponsoring Assemblyman Tom Daly’s AB 892, which would institute much-needed reforms to the parcel tax structure.

Parcel taxes are on the front burner in the Capitol this year. Local governments and the spending lobby are looking for ways to make it easier to increase these taxes by lowering the public vote requirement. At the same time, some taxpayers have been discussing how to repeal the parcel tax altogether, and CalTax has prepared a widely distributed policy brief on the tax titled, “The Other Property Tax: An Overview of Parcel Taxes in California.”

Since repeal appears unlikely, CalTax is proposing changes to improve the tax for property owners and government alike.

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CalTax Sponsors Legislation to Improve Parcel Tax Transparency

For years, taxpayers have been left in the dark when it comes to parcel taxes, because there is little public information available about these property taxes. To improve this situation, CalTax is sponsoring Assemblyman Tom Daly’s AB 892, which would institute much-needed reforms to the parcel tax structure.