Press Release

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has issued the below statement following his vote against AB 398:

Friday, June 30, 2017

"As co-authors of SB 562, we strongly support the vision of a single-payer healthcare system.  While we were disappointed that SB 562 as passed by the Senate lacked critical details, we were ready to carry on the work necessary for responsible policymaking.

"Given the news that the bill will not proceed in the Assembly this year, we are committed to continuing the work necessary to advance single payer. With the very real likelihood that the Republican Congress will repeal the Affordable Care Act, we have no time to waste, and plan to pursue the best avenues for securing single-payer healthcare as soon as possible.  This includes potentially working through the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage or other legislative avenues to continue the difficult discussions required to advance this goal.  We stand ready to engage all stakeholders to advance universal access to high-quality health care for Californians."

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has issued the following statement in response to the settlement reached for the eventual closure of the CEMEX sand mining operation in Marina:

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO--Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has issued the following statement regarding today's released audit of the California State Bar:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has released the following statement on the negotiated state budget:

“Once again, our state is leading the nation – this time by moving forward with a compassionate, progressive, and balanced budget that hammers away at poverty, inequality, and injustice.  Here are the highlights:

Friday, May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved several bills by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay).  The following bills will be sent to the Assembly Floor for consideration by the full Assembly:


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The California Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved legislation by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) to defend the state’s coast from sea-level rise and other impacts of climate change, and to improve coastal access to all Californians.  The measure ensures that the California Coastal Commission can adequately oversee and review the building and maintenance of seawalls, also known as coastal armoring, in ways that prevent beach erosion and protect shoreline communities.