78th Assembly District

BLOCK’S BILL RESTORING SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING SIGNED INTO LAW

 

October 1, 2010 (Sacramento) -- Legislation by Assemblymember Marty Block (AD-78)  to restore special education funding to cash-strapped school districts was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger. AB 184 prevents the California Department of Education from requiring school districts to repay the state for Special Disabilities Adjustment funds that districts received in the prior fiscal year and already spent to enrich the classroom experience for special-needs children.

“AB 184 is a life saver for some of our neediest students across the state and provides immediate assistance to school districts already struggling to make ends meet and maintain high quality instruction,” said Block.

EDITORIAL: STOP THE FISCAL INSANITY

 

By Rick L. Powell, Republican Candidate, 78th Assembly District

 

May  20, 2010 (San Carlos) – While the citizens and businesses of California continue to suffer economic hardship, Sacramento’s politicians are on an unsustainable and reckless spending spree with our money. This behavior is irresponsible and dangerous, and we must stop the fiscal insanity now.

 

EDITORIAL: GRIDLOCK IN SACRAMENTO

By Emma Turner
 

February 17, 2010 (La Mesa)-- My name is Emma Turner and I am a Republican candidate for the office of the 78th State Assembly.
 

I am a retired Naval Officer, and am currently serving children in my community as the board President for the La Mesa Spring Valley School District. I have been elected twice as a School Board trustee and twice as a member of the Board of Directors for the California School Board Association, where I often advocate for improving student performance.

ASSEMBLYMAN BLOCK CONVENES OCT. 20 HEARING ON SDSU ADMISSION POLICY CHANGES

October 15, 2009 (San Diego) – Assemblyman Marty Block (D-Lemon Grove) will hold a hearing October 20 on SDSU President Stephen Weber’s recent announcement to suspend guaranteed enrollment for local students.

“As chair of the Select Committee on K-16 Articulation, Access and Affordability, I have called a hearing to examine this issue in detail and to accept testimony on the merits of this policy change,” Block wrote in an e-mail to constituents."