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Assemblyman Alberto Torrico

Keeping the Promise of California's Master Plan for Higher Education

Alberto Torrico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alberto Torrico

Fifty years ago, visionary leaders created California's Master Plan for Higher Education. For decades the master plan provided millions of California...

Focus on Attacking California's Problems - Not Fellow Democrats

Alberto Torrico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alberto Torrico

We are now hours away from holding our state's primary election to nominate our Democratic Attorney General candidate. But, as is all too unfortunatel...

AB 656: A Movement Both Online and Off

Alberto Torrico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alberto Torrico

The movement to save higher education is building momentum on the streets and on the Internet. Californians understand the stakes. Over the past ten ...

Fighting for Higher Education and the Future of California

Alberto Torrico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alberto Torrico

For the first time in California's history, our state government spent more money on prisons than higher education. It's a shocking figure - but not...

Safe Communities Start with Safe Schools -- Support Cops Protecting Campuses

Alberto Torrico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alberto Torrico

Education is a way out and a way forward. But, in California's most crime-ridden high schools, education is also putting our students in harm's way. We need to address this and we need to do so now.

Stealing From California's Young People

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

By blocking any new revenue streams to fund higher education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Senate Republican minority are not only taxing California's young people and their families, they are crippling the state's future.

Schwarzenegger's Budget Battle II: Another Bad Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the sequel to last February's budget battle ready for release it's only a matter of days before "those who have too little" get a beating once again from the richest ruling interests in the state.