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Statement from Speaker Rivas on Legislature v. Weber Opinion

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO, CA— Following the California State Supreme Court’s opinion in Legislature v. Weber, Speaker Robert Rivas released the following statement:

“I’m very pleased the California Supreme Court rejected this unlawful and extreme effort to take power away from local communities to pay for essential services like police and firefighters. I will always fight to protect hard-working Californians, and remain committed to responsible government action that uplifts all residents of our state.”


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Speaker of the Assembly Robert Rivas represents California’s 29th Assembly District, which includes all of San Benito County and portions of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara Counties. For a full biography of Speaker Rivas, click here.