UC Davis, other campuses boost nonresident enrollment

University of California campuses are accepting fewer freshmen from California this fall,making good on a threat to boost revenues with out-of-state tuition if lawmakers did not provide more funding.

UC Davis will have one of the largest increases of nonresident freshmen among the UC campuses – 2,100 more than in 2014 – if all of them show up, according to information released Thursday.UC Davis has sent out 1,999 fewer acceptance letters to Californians than last fall.

State Awards Critical Water Conservation Grant to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) is pleased to announce the City of Sacramento’s receipt of $2,500,000 from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Water-Energy Grant Program for projects to reduce water use, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions.

“In the fourth year of a severe drought, it is of critical importance that our community received this funding,” said Assemblymember Kevin McCarty. “Given that many Californians are taking steps to conserve water, it’s important we encourage and reward their efforts through these programs.”

Sacramento Leader’s Statement on Tower Bridge Proposal

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) and Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D – Sacramento) on Governor’s veto of Tower Bridge proposal:

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento):

“Although I’m disappointed in the Governor’s veto of the Tower Bridge relinquishment proposal, I am very confident that the actual transfer-with funding-will still occur.  The Governor’s commitment to direct Caltrans to work with the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento on a funding and policy plan sets up a framework for a successful resolution.”

Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D – Sacramento):

“As a major employer and participant in the Sacramento region’s economy, California State government should be investing in building a strong Sacramento.  Today the Governor approved policy regarding the relinquishment of the Tower Bridge.  This is a good first step in making sure State government is a good steward and partner with the Sacramento region. I am confident that we will come to an agreement that helps promote a thriving downtown economy that is good for the entire region.”

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Assemblymember McCarty Highlights $1,355,000 in Tax Credits Awarded to Local Businesses

Over $50 Million Awarded Statewide

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced that a combined total of $1,355,000 in tax credits was awarded to Blue Iron Inc., California Safe Soil LLC, and Melcon Inc., located in West Sacramento and Sacramento.  With the support of these tax credits, these companies combined have added 86 additional full time employees in Assembly District 7 through the California Competes Tax Credit program.

“California Competes helps local businesses grow by holding them accountable for reaching milestones after achieving their tax credit award,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “In turn, it means another source of revenue to instill new employees and equipment to make upgrades to the company they otherwise may not have been able to budget for.”

Assemblymember McCarty’s Statement on Final Budget Agreement

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) Chair of Budget Sub- Committee 2 on Education Finance, regarding final budget vote:

“I applaud the final budget accord and concur with our Governor that this agreement is a "sound and well thought out budget.”  Further this package, the best budget in decades, reinvests in California and moves us forward."