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Mike Gatto

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  • Schiff, Sherman back gay marriage

    Schiff, Sherman back gay marriage
    A landmark appellate court decision Tuesday overturning Proposition 8 prompted a range of reactions from local political officials. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whose district includes Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta, blasted the 2-...
  • Kudos for Liu and Gatto

    It’s not often these days that someone commends the Legislature for doing the right thing, but I’d like to give credit where it’s due. Like many Californians, I’ve been increasingly turned off by our Legislature’s partisan...
  • Gatto raises more than $480,000 for new Assembly seat

    Though running unopposed in an Assembly district redrawn last year to connect La CaƱada Flintridge with Glendale and Burbank, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has raised more than $480,000, records show, much of it from Fortune 500 companies, unions...
  • Legislation would reduce fees for college students

    Legislation would reduce fees for college students
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) recently joined forces with Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (D-Los Angeles) to close a tax loophole that benefits large out-of-state companies and to use the billions of dollars collected to reduce fees for...
  • Traffic stop? There's an app for that.

    The next time you get pulled over by the police, you may soon be able to just flash your smart phone at the officer to show necessary information. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced AB 1708 to give California drivers the option of...
  • Bill would extend film tax credit

    A bill was introduced in the state Assembly Thursday to extend by five more years the film and television tax credit program, which proponents say has created more than 20,000 jobs and generated more than $200 million in tax revenues. The bill, AB 2026,...
  • Court rules against Armenian genocide survivor suits

    Politicians and members of the local community Friday expressed disappointment with a federal appellate court ruling this week that survivors of Armenian genocide victims cannot sue German insurance companies for not paying claims on policies purchased by...
  • On Education: Glendale school board not quite the political springboard

    On Education: Glendale school board not quite the political springboard
    Glendale Unified school board members are 0-2 in consecutive 43rd Assembly District races. Local businessman and Republican candidate Greg Krikorian last week resumed his seat on the dais at district headquarters after conceding to Democratic incumbent...
  • Ron Kaye: A question of legislative grease

    There are no angels in politics, at least not for long. Power corrupts, even a little power, even the illusion of a little power can corrupt. That’s why everyone who gets in the political game becomes tainted to one degree or another or they...
  • DMV starts taking orders for retro license plates

    DMV starts taking orders for retro license plates
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles is taking orders for license plates that mirror ones issued from the 1950s to the 1970s -- a program established under legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silverlake). The state needs 7,500...
  • Year in Review: John Drayman indicted, 'Knock-knock' burglaries, Kim Kardashian's mayoral ambitions and much more

    Year in Review: John Drayman indicted, 'Knock-knock' burglaries, Kim Kardashian's mayoral ambitions and much more
    Glendale got introduced to a whole a new meaning for "knock knock" in 2012, and became the focus of international media coverage after becoming the object of desire for two television stars — Kim Kardashian and a black bear with a taste for...
  • Gatto appointed to Appropriations Committee

    Gatto appointed to Appropriations Committee
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) was appointed this week as chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he will have significant sway over funding decisions, including those that could benefit the 43rd district. House Speaker John...