Bradford, Steven

Regulatory Reform Key to Getting Californians Back to Work

By Assemblymember Steven Bradford

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) highlights regulatory reform legislation put forward by Assembly Democrats to address job creation and economic development — the two most critical issues facing California. Bradford points to his bill that requires state agencies to consider the impact of regulations on businesses while improving the health and safety of the public and the environment while also touching on Speaker John A. Pérez’s efforts to create the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Bradford lauds the bill as an important step to “establish long-term economic goals and strategies, as well as specific and effective services to California’s businesses both large and small.” Bradford reiterates that “there is no greater priority right now than getting Californians back to work and getting our economy on the right track,” and makes it clear that Assembly Democrats remain committed to that task.

Black History Month an Opportunity to Pay Tribute to African American Heroes

By Assemblymember Steven Bradford

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic Weekly Address, Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Chair of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee, notes the Assembly is proudly joining in celebrating Black History Month this February.  Bradford also discusses the opening of a California Museum exhibit honoring California’s Freedom Riders, relating his own experience re-enacting the 1964 Freedom Ride. Bradford adds that the history of the United States is rich with inspirational stories of great African American men and women “whose actions, words, and achievements have worked to change things for the better.”

Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 1:53.

Holidays a Celebration of Common Values

By Assemblyman Steven Bradford

Hello, this is Assemblymember Steven Bradford, representing the 51st Assembly District.
With the leaves on the ground and the air becoming brisk, we are reminded that the holiday season is upon us.
Though this time of year takes on many different meanings for Californians, there are some universal themes that present themselves to all of us.
The holidays not only remind us to be thankful for what we have, but to remember those that are less fortunate, especially in the midst of our nation’s greatest recession.
In Sacramento, the recession brought a sharp decline in revenues, but we were able to save some semblance of a safety net for the most vulnerable Californians.
As the newest member of the Assembly, I am looking forward to future opportunities to help all Californians take part in the economic recovery.