Assemblymember Marc Levine
It’s an honor to serve Marin and Sonoma in the Assembly. We’ve made great progress together, but there’s much more work to do. With your support, we will continue to put our schools, environment, and local communities first.

Levine Op-Ed: How to Get Traffic Moving on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Traffic on the bridge has increased 13 percent over the last five years, resulting in hours of gridlock. Unfortunately, the quick fix — reopening the third lane — is going through a years-long process. I am authoring Assembly Bill 9 to require Caltrans to reopen the third lane immediately.

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VIDEO: Lawmaker Marc Levine Discusses Adding Bridge Lane

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Local lawmaker Marc Levine stopped by the KRON 4 studio to talk about adding a lane to a congested Bay Area bridge.

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Levine Proposes Flat Tax on Managed Care Organizations to Protect Federal Medi-Cal Funding

To avoid losing the federal revenue, a fix must be in place before the current tax expires on June 30, 2016.

That’s crucial, Levine says, since, “There are more than 9 million Californians who receive their health care through Medi-Cal, including 5.2 million California children.”

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Levine Wants Third Lane Open on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge by September

A third eastbound lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge should be opened by the end of next month at the latest, not in 2017 as Caltrans has proposed, says Assemblyman Marc Levine.

On Tuesday he introduced a bill — Assembly Bill 9 — in an attempt to push the agency into action, a move Levine, D-San Rafael, believes will help relieve the afternoon commute, which has created bumper-to-bumper traffic in Marin as drivers jockey to get onto the span. Some of that backup has spilled onto northbound and southbound Highway 101.

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As Lawmakers Return to Sacramento, Debate Over Healthcare Taxes Kicks Off

Levine's proposal would levy $7.88 per person per month on managed care organizations, generating a total of $1.8 billion each year. The money, Levine said, would help fund Medi-Cal, pay for more hours of in-home care and increase money for services for the developmentally disabled, which advocates say still have not recovered from recession-era cuts.

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Editorial: Levine Keeps Pushing for Extra Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Levine is right, the current situation should not be tolerated. It is unsafe, environmentally damaging, inefficient and harmful to businesses whose livelihood is blocked off by bumper-to-bumper bridge-bound traffic.

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Levine Op-Ed: Reopen the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Lane — Now

I will author legislation in the extraordinary session to require a temporary third lane on the eastbound Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to be opened immediately. A temporary third lane can continue to be open while the environmental review and design work occur and while completion of a permanent third lane is underway.

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