Budget Conference Committee Approves $5.4 Million Budget Request by Assemblymember Ash Kalra for San Jose Flood Recovery

SACRAMENTO – The Budget Conference Committee approved a request by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) to appropriate $5.4 million for case management and home repairs to help in the recovery from the flooding in San Jose.

Assemblymember Kalra presented the request before the Assembly Budget Committee last month on behalf of members of San Jose’s legislative delegation.

Flood Hazard Zone Disclosure Authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra Passes Assembly With Bipartisan Support

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) requiring the disclosure of flood hazard zones to prospective tenants was passed by the State Assembly yesterday with bipartisan support.

The bill, AB 646, was prompted by Assemblymember Kalra’s visit to areas of his district impacted by severe flooding brought on by a series of storms this winter.

Meet the Immigrant Legislators Putting Their Stamp on the Capitol - KQED

Immigration, both documented and undocumented, has come under more scrutiny since President Trump took office. Since California is home to an estimated 10 million or more immigrants, the issue has particular resonance here.

As a result, state government is increasingly taking up bills supporters say will help protect that population. And immigrants themselves are becoming more involved in the political process. These eight immigrants are members of the state Legislature, and are helping to craft policy at the state Capitol — or in some cases to oppose it.