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May 14, 2021 Senator Ben Allen Comments on Governor’s Revised 2021-22 State Budget Proposal

Sacramento – Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of his $268 billion proposed state budget announced this morning, State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) released the following statement:

March 15, 2021 Senator Ben Allen Selects L.A. "Hope Dealer" Corie Mattie as District 26 Woman of the Year

Sacramento, CA – Hollywood Hills street artist Corie Mattie, whose striking murals can be seen throughout Los Angeles County, today was recognized by State Senator Ben Allen as the 26th Senate District Woman of the Year. Also known as the L.A. Hope Dealer, Corie has spread inspiration and positivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 9, 2021 CA Lawmakers Propose Package of New Laws Tackling Plastic Waste Reduction

Sacramento, CA – While celebrating advocacy for protection of natural resources during Ocean Day at the State Capitol, legislators announced a package of bills to address the mounting waste crisis affecting California’s coastline, landfills, and ratepayers. Led by Senator Ben Allen (D - Santa Monica), the group includes Senator Scott Wiener (D - San Francisco), Assemblymember Phil Ting (D - San Francisco), Assemblymember Steve Bennett (D - Ventura), Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D - San Diego), Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D - Los Angeles), Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D - Los Angeles), and Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D - Glendale).

January 27, 2021 California Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee Chair Applauds Biden Administration’s ‘Climate Day’

Sacramento, CA – As President Joe Biden dedicated today’s executive actions to addressing climate change, State Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Co-Chair of the Legislative Environmental Caucus, commended the progress: