Press Releases

Dig Deep Farms is honored as Assembly District 20’s Small Business of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Quirk (D-Hayward) selected Dig Deep Farms as his 2022 Small Business of the Year Honoree. Every year, the California Small Business Association encourages members of the California Legislature to honor small businesses in their district. Assemblymember Quirk will be touring Dig Deep Farms San Leandro location and looks forward to honoring them at a future date.

Assemblymember Quirk Announces 2022 “Exceptional Women of the Year”

HAYWARD – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk is pleased to announce his 2022 Annual Women of the Year. Every March, the State Assembly honors women from across the state for their remarkable contributions to the community in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Bill to Consolidate State Taxes on Cannabis Introduced by Assemblymember Bill Quirk

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) is advancing efforts to disband the state cultivation tax on cannabis that burdens the legal industry. AB 2506, jointly authored by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), suspends the cultivation tax and maintains neutrality with state revenues by increasing the excise tax applied at the retail level.

Assembly Committee Holds Hearing on Microplastic Pollution in Water, Environment

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), hosted a hearing on microplastics titled “Microplastics in our Water and Environment: Understanding a Growing Pollution Source.” This informational hearing brought together scientists from California, Canada and Europe, who shared their latest research on microplasti

Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed at Improving Transparency Within Drinking Water Program

SACRAMENTO – California has an important yet complex regulatory system for ensuring Californians receive clean drinking water. Governor Newsom vetoed AB 2560 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that would have provided greater transparency to the process the state uses when identifying certain levels of contaminants found in drinking water.