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\San Mateo Daily Journal: “The City of Pacifica is also immensely grateful for Assemblymember Mullin’s and Sen. Becker’s joint request for funding in the state budget for the Pacifica Pier repair project,’’ Mayor Sue Beckmeyer said in a statement. “State funding will help restore the closed portion, and replace many other sections of deteriorating railing, to ensure the pier remains open and can continue to be available for all visitors to enjoy.”




San Francisco Chronicle: Underscoring how hard it is to reach the California agency responsible for unemployment benefits, the state Assembly authorized its 80 members to add two full-time staff members dedicated to helping constituents communicate with the Employment Development Department, following a similar move by the state Senate a few months ago…State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, said the real game-changer in interacting with EDD is that the agency now has dedicated a full-time liaison to work with his office...




Patch.com: "Water is a precious essential resource...With San Mateo and Santa Clara counties now included in the Governor's emergency drought proclamation, we all must take steps to ensure we are conserving water and doing our utmost to further water resilience," Senator Becker said.




San Mateo Daily Journal: San Mateo County was added to the governor’s drought proclamation and officials here are urging water conservation efforts especially as parts of the Bay Area face extreme heat and wildfire season. “Water is a precious essential resource. With San Mateo and Santa Clara counties now included in the governor’s emergency drought proclamation, we all must take steps to ensure we are conserving water and doing our utmost to further water resilience,” state Sen. Josh Becker, D-San Mateo, said in an email.




CalMatters via Mountain View Voice: "Water is a precious essential resource. With San Mateo and Santa Clara counties now included in the Governor's emergency drought proclamation, we all must take steps to ensure we are conserving water and doing our utmost to further water resilience," state Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, said following the governor's announcement.




The Independent View: Two bills by state Sen. Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) drafted “to advance voter equity” advanced in the state Assembly, his office announced.




San Mateo Daily Journal: Bay Area innovators and experts in wildfire resilience spoke with state Sen. Josh Becker in an online town hall “Fight Fire with Tech” June 29 to discuss integrating technology solutions as California faces another wildfire season. “Wildfire season is now two months or more longer than it even was just a few years ago,” Becker, D-San Mateo, said.




Davis Vanguard: State Senator Josh Becker then spoke about how impactful veteran testimony motivated many different politicians to support State Senate Bill 519. Senator Becker then reinforced the science. He then further commended Senator Weiner’s advocacy.