Throughout his tenure in the State Assembly, Anthony exemplified Democratic values while charting an independent course and rising above petty partisanship. If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Anthony can take comfort in knowing that many of the initiatives he first proposed have been embraced. On seven different occasions, he introduced legislation to freeze the salaries of California’s highest paid workers. He also introduced a measure to create an Inspector General to root out waste and fraud in state government. In addition, he pushed for "Pay As You Go" legislation that would require an identified funding source for all new State programs. Anthony also authored landmark legislation to coordinate goals, objectives and accountability standards for all three higher education systems in California. Anthony successfully authored AB 1436, which calls on public higher education agencies to provide live broadcasts of their meetings.
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