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Assembly

    Santa Clarita Valley-AV Assembly Candidates Discuss California Politics

    Cougar News, KHTS AM-1220, SCVTV and The Signal hosted a candidate forum at SCVTV Studios recently, when 36th Assembly District candidates answered several questions from a panel of Santa Clarita Valley journalists.


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    Film, TV Job Retention Act Takes First Step Forward In Assembly

    The Assembly’s Arts and Entertainment Committee unanimously passed the California Film and Television Job Retention Act on Tuesday in Sacramento, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, said Tuesday.Assembly Bill 1839 is “about keeping families together and keeping jobs in California,” said Wilk, the bill’s principal co-author. “As a member of the Arts Committee, I will continue to be an advocate for this job saving measure that is vital for our economy.” The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act extends the incentive program for an additional five years; includes a 5 percent increase in the tax credit for filming done outside the Los Angeles Zone; offers a 25 percent credit for television shows relocating to California in the first year and modifies the requirement from 75 percent of production days having to occur in California to 75 percent of principal photography days having to occur in California, all in order to ensure more jobs are created here.

    State Sen. Steve Knight Plans Mobile Office Hours, Classroom Visit

    State Sen. Steve Knight's office staff will be at SCVi Charter School on Wednesday evening to talk with residents after hours. Knight will also be at Castaic Elementary School on Friday to talk with a third grade class.

    J.D. Kennedy Announces Run For 36th Assembly Seat

    J.D. Kennedy, a Marine veteran and district representative for Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, announced his candidacy for the 36th Assembly District

    Santa Clarita Valley, State Officials Sound Off On Gov. Jerry Brown Budget Proposal

    State and Santa Clarita Valley officials sounded off ahead of Gov. Jerry Brown's officials budget proposal expected Friday

    Scott Wilk Named To New Committees As Assembly Reconvenes

    Santa Clarita Assemblyman Scott Wilk was appointed to two committees, after the legislature reconvened on Monday. He is now a member of the Committee on Governmental Organization and to the Select Committee on Campus Climate.

    Sen. Steve Knight Eyes McKeon's Seat In 25th Congressional District

    State Sen. Steve Knight announced that he will run for the 25th Congressional District if Congressman Buck McKeon retires

    Tony Strickland Files, Declares Conditional Intent For 25th District Seat

    State Sen. Tony Strickland has filed papers to run for the 25th Congressional District, which is a seat currently held by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita

    Pico Canyon Elementary To Hold Assembly Celebrating API Success

    Pico Canyon Elementary School is holding a special assembly on Nov. 21 to celebrate 10 years of increasing API scores, since the school was founded in 2004. All students and staff are invited to attend.

    Political Piece Seeks To Pressure McKeon's Next Move

    Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is questioning Congressman Buck McKeon's intentions for next November due to concerns about Republican representation in the Assembly