As the deadline for the Governor to sign, veto, or allow bills to go into law without his signing them has passed, I want to update you on the final outcome of my legislative work. I am so proud of the work my colleagues and I did to craft progressive policies. We took on some of the most vital issues of the day—the economy, climate change, education, justice—and found ways to make meaningful and positive improvements.
Unfortunately, the Governor vetoed several important bills, including those that would protect our immigrant neighbors, fund transit, support local progressive taxation, allow for collective bargaining, ensure prevailing wages, and grow clean energy. You can read more about the vetoes in this article. While I am confident my colleagues and I will override these vetoes, there will be months of unnecessary suffering between now and when we are back in Session next January.
Many bills will become law without the Governor’s signature, including 11 of the 12 bills I introduced and passed; my other bill (HB 1007) was actually signed by the Governor. I am pleased with the success of so many of my legislative priorities.
Environment and Climate Action:
As important as these laws are, serving as your elected official means more to me than just passing legislation. I continue to work in the community with grassroots organizations and government agencies at the state and local levels to make sure constituents’ needs are being met—and everyone gets vaccinated! Please reach out if you or someone you know needs assistance: email@example.com
Much work remains to be done, and I am inspired and honored to serve this amazing and diverse community.