Press Releases

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Monday, March 12th, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) honored Karen Stuart, Executive Director of the Association of Talent Agents, as the 2018 “Woman of the Year” for the 50th Assembly District.  

Stuart has represented artists and talent agencies as a labor negotiator and strategic planning professional for over twenty-five years.  As Executive Director of the Association of Talent Agents, she leads over one hundred and forty talent agencies in California, Georgia, and New York.

Friday, February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Last Friday, the California Arts Council began accepting proposals from arts organizations interested in providing arts programing to inmates at state adult correctional facilities. Organizations awarded contracts will provide California’s inmates with the opportunity to enhance their rehabilitative goals through arts engagement and prepare them for success upon release.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Measures will make it harder to evict tenants and give added notice and legal remedies for tenants served with evictions

SACRAMENTO--Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today announced new proposals to protect California tenants from evictions and extend the timelines for tenants who do face evictions.

These bills come after an intense legislative debate about repealing the Costa Hawkins Act, which limits rent control in California.  Though the legislative effort did not advance, the discussion brought the plight of tenants in California to the forefront of the ongoing effort to address the state’s housing affordability crisis.  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Getting Lured by Other States

SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) announced that he will introduce legislation to provide incentives for video game companies to ensure California remains the hub of the industry.   

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Bill Addresses Alarming Environmental and Public Health Issue


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In response to the unfair detainment of Mr. Orr Yakobi, a University of California student and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enrollee, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Mexico border, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, sent a letter to ICE urging for his immediate release. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

“I applaud the Governor for his continued leadership in proposing a budget that prioritizes stability and better protects us from future economic recessions.  Aggressively investing money in our Rainy Day Fund every year has been a mainstay since I was elected in 2012 and is the responsible approach even if it doesn’t create the most exciting headlines.  California has enjoyed its longest economic recovery since World War II, but that recovery will not last forever and our revenues will decline.  Absent a strong Rainy Day Fund that is built over many years, a recession will translate into t