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“I mean, this is unbelievable. What kind of a bill is this?” said Republican Assemblyman Steven Choi during Monday’s floor debate. “What kind of laws are we trying to enact by this body? This is intolerable.”
“It is disappointing that in the midst of a pandemic, politics takes precedent over people and small businesses,” said Senator Borgeas. “SB 1457 would have provided much needed relief to small businesses faced with civil penalties and fines. Unfortunately, the Democratic Supermajority decided to not move this bill forward despite it receiving overwhelming bipartisan support in both the Senate and Assembly. I am determined to re-introduce this bill and work with legislative leaders to get this important legislation passed next year.” Steven Choi (R-Irvine), coauthored SB 1457.
“I appreciate the Assembly’s bipartisan support of SB 934 that would help non-profits save money, reduce paperwork, and make more efficient use of state resources,” said Senator Bates. “Assemblyman Steven Choi deserves special thanks for presenting the bill on my behalf to his Assembly colleagues and for helping to get their support. The Governor should sign SB 934 into law so the FTB can devote additional resources on priorities such as processing tax refunds for families.”
“America is the land of opportunity based on your desire, effort, hard work, and ability,” he said. “Anyone can realize the American Dream if you try to achieve it. That’s the reason why so many people of the world immigrate to the United States, many do achieve the dream. I am one of them. I had only $50 in my pocket when I landed here.” -Assemblyman Steven Choi
"Giving special or preferential treatment to someone based on their race is racism itself, or on their sex is sexism. I do not want to live in a state where the color of my skin or my race or my sex or my national origin determines my qualifications for a position, a job or entering to a college. I came here to this country to get away from ideologies like that."  ~Assemblyman Steven Choi
Assemblyman Steven Choi, a Republican from Irvine who was born in South Korea, said he opposed the measure because it would “legalize racism and sexism.” Choi went on to say "I do not want to live in a state where the color of my skin or my race or my sex or my national origin determines my qualifications for a position, a job or entering to a college,” he said. “I came here to this country to get away from ideologies like that.” The Assembly voted 58-9 to let voters decide whether to repeal the amendment. If the state Senate concurs by June 25, the question would be added to the November…
Recession, economic downturns and hard times are no stranger to many of us in California. For the younger, the years surrounding 2009 and the recession stand as a reminder of those times, others might remember hard times from years past, like the gas shortages of the 1970s. This past week the governor issued and made public his budget for our great state, trying to address the economic recession that was caused by COVID-19 and the shutdown of almost every activity in California.
"Pass a resolution without haste in support of the Asian American residents of Orange County and denounce bigotry and acts of hatred."
"Nearly 30,000 children and spouses in California receive survivor’s benefits averaging $1,300 a month, and 90% of the recipients are over the age of 65, according to Choi’s office." 
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An Orange County assemblyman today unveiled legislation to make military Survivor's Benefits tax-exempt in California, while three Southland senators announced a bill that would exempt military retirement pay from the state income tax. ``It is absolutely wrong that California taxes the meager financial support provided to the surviving spouses and children of our nation's heroes,'' said Assemblyman Steven Choi, R-Irvine. ``California is one of only two states that taxes this support as income.''