In Gregg Hart’s first session as an Assemblymember, he tackled floods, oil, housing, homelessness, and more

Santa Maria Sun
November 23, 2023

From helping manage record-setting storm damages to raising the benchmarks for Big Oil, Gregg Hart jumped right into his role as the Assemblymember for the 37th District, representing Santa Barbara County and southern SLO County.

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Gov. Newsom Signs Landmark Legislation for Nonprofits and Oil Spill Protections

edhate santa barbara
October 19, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 590, authored by Assemblymember Gregg Hart (D-Santa Barbara). The bill will improve and expand the practice of providing nonprofits with advanced payments when they receive State grants and contracts. This legislation would substantially improve outcomes for nonprofits with limited resources serving our most vulnerable communities.

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Santa Barbara County Fire Department Goes to Sea

Santa Barbara Independent
November 24, 2023

“The Conception dive-boat disaster and numerous environmental emergencies have underscored the importance of enhancing emergency response capabilities along our coastline,” said Assemblymember Gregg Hart, who championed $750,000 for a marine rescue boat for County Fire with the support of State Senator Monique Limón. Assemblymember Gregg Hart | Credit: Courtesy During an email exchange on Tuesday, Hart added, “This marine rescue boat will enhance the lifesaving and disaster response capabilities of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.”

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In person, Assemblymember Gregg Hart is meeting with the public throughout his district during sidewalk hours

News Channel
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Assemblymember Gregg Hart (D)- 37th District, is getting input from his district residents in a one-on-one outreach.

All this week, Hart has been setting up sidewalk table hours.

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Gaviota Overlook is permanently conserved and protected from development!

The Land Trust
Thursday, November 16, 2023

We recently celebrated the acquisition of the Gaviota Overlook—a breathtaking 48-acre expanse of rolling coastal grassland along the iconic U.S Route 101 State Scenic Highway. It stands as one of the most magnificent examples of rural, coastal Southern California and among the last undeveloped areas in the southern region.

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Gregg Hart on Rehab, Not Punishment

Santa Barbara Independent
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

California’s prison system appears just as bad on paper as it does behind prison walls.The state’s three-year recidivism rate is roughly 45 percent, and correctional officers die by suicide at a rate 39 percent higher than the rest of the working-age population.

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Limón, Hart open new district office in Santa Maria to serve area residents

Santa Maria Times
November 14, 2023

Sen. Monique Limón and Assemblymember Gregg Hart held a public grand opening and open house for their new shared Santa Maria office on Tuesday.

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Governor Newsom Signs Get-Tough-on-Oil Bill Introduced by Santa Barbara’s Gregg Hart

Santa Barbara Independent
October 10, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill introduced by Santa Barbara’s rookie Assemblymember Gregg Hart that would increase penalties and enforcement options for state and local governments when confronting oil companies for which existing sanctions are shrugged off as “a cost of doing business.”

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Assemblymember Gregg Hart (D)- 37th District, is getting input from his district residents in a one-on-one outreach.

News Channel
July 19, 2023

All this week, Hart has been setting up sidewalk table hours.

He has been working in areas including Nipomo, Santa Maria, Buellton, Solvang and the last three stops today were Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.

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State Provides Big Financial Boost to Help Lompoc Theatre Rise Again

KSBY
November 6, 2023

The restoration and revival of the historic Lompoc Theatre received a huge financial boost of nearly $2.3 million on Monday, with state Sen. Monique Limón declaring it “a good and happy day.” On Monday morning, about 50 people including Limón, Assemblymember Gregg Hart, other local leaders, and community members gathered for the announcement of the state providing $2,285,000 for the project.

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Assemblymember Hart Recognizes Good Samaritan Shelter as California Nonprofit of the Year

Santa Barbara Independent
June 07, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA –Earlier today, Assemblymember Gregg Hart recognized Good Samaritan Shelter as the California Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 37. This recognition was given out as part of the Legislature’s celebration of California Nonprofits Day, a state-wide effort honoring the critical role nonprofit organizations play in California.

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Assemblymember Gregg Hart authors eight bills now awaiting the Governor’s signature

News Channel
September 21, 2023

Assemblymember Gregg Hart had all eight of the bills he authored this legislative session pass out the California Legislature and now await the Governor’s signature to become law.

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Limón, Hart to host Santa Maria district office grand opening, open house

Santa Maria Times November 8, 2023

Senator Monique Limón and Assemblymember Gregg Hart will hold a public grand opening and open house for their Santa Maria District Office on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m.

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Hart Bill Will Help California Nonprofits

Santa Barbara Independent
Mon Apr 03, 2023

Waiting for funding is most often not in the budget for many of California’s more than 110,500 nonprofit organizations. But when it comes to state payments, they’re basically told to take a number.

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Assemblyman Gregg Hart Reflects on His First 100 Days in Office

Noozhawk
February 18, 2023

Forty years ago, as a college student attending UCSB, Gregg Hart volunteered to campaign for then-Assemblyman Jack O’Connell.

Now, after four decades in local politics, Hart has completed his first 100 days in office as the Assembly member representing California’s 37th District.

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California Bill Aims to Expand ‘Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies’ Program Statewide

Santa Barbara Independent
February 25, 2023

Encouraging ships to slow down could be key in helping protect vulnerable whale populations and reducing air pollution across California’s coastal waters. The demonstrated impact of such a solution has legislators seeking to create a statewide, voluntary vessel-speed-reduction and sustainable-shipping program for the California coast.

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37th State Assembly District Candidate Gregg Hart Talks Housing and Homelessness

Noozhawk
October 21, 2022

After the 2020 Census and the subsequent redistricting in California, a new 37th State Assembly District was created — encompassing all of Santa Barbara County and part of southern San Luis Obispo County — and on Nov. 8, voters will elect an Assembly member to represent the district.

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Tackling domestic violence

Santa Barbara News-Press
October 14, 2022

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County unveiled new posters Thursday to raise awareness and help survivors.

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November 8th Election: Our Endorsements

Montecito JOURNAL
October 11, 2022

We endorse 2nd District County Supervisor Gregg Hart for State Assembly. Hart’s opponent, Mike Stoker (a former County Supervisor and Trump’s West Coast EPA Administrator), is famous for coining the phrase “lock her up.”

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ELECTION 2022: Stoker, Hart debate issues

Santa Barbara News-Press
October 8, 2022

Candidates Mike Stoker and Gregg Hart addressed everything from infrastructure to abortion rights, climate change and crime at a forum this week.

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Assembly Candidates Gregg Hart, Mike Stoker Discuss Housing, Reproductive Rights and More at Forum

Noozhawk
October 8, 2022

California State Assembly candidates Gregg Hart and Mike Stoker spoke about some of the current issues throughout the state in a candidate forum on Thursday evening hosted and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara.

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Joan Hartmann & Gregg Hart: California Must Protect Reproductive Freedom and Abortion

Noozhawk
October 5, 2022

In June, the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the nearly 50-year, precedent-setting 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established the constitutional right to privacy, including the right to an abortion.

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Political opposites Stoker, Hart facing off for 37th Assembly seat in Nov. 8 election

Santa Maria Times
October 3, 2022

Current and former Santa Barbara County supervisors, one a liberal and the other a conservative, are each hoping to capture the seat for the new 37th Assembly District in the Nov. 8 General Election.

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Santa Maria Sun

Gregg Hart – 37th Assembly District candidate describes what he will do when elected

Santa Maria Sun
September 23, 2022

Second District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Gregg Hart will face off against attorney Mike Stoker for a seat in the state Assembly to represent California’s 37th District. 

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Our Endorsement: Gregg Hart

Santa Barbara Independent
September 23, 2022

Gregg Hart, the pragmatic progressive — or progressive pragmatist — who helped keep the county Board of Supervisors centered these past four years, is now running for State Assembly against perennial Republican candidate Mike Stoker.

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