Assemblymember McCarty’s Statement on Governor’s May Revise

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) Chair of Budget Sub- Committee 2 on Education Finance, regarding Governor’s May Revise:

"The Governor's revised budget provides a good starting point as we begin our final budget negotiations.  Strong revenues project our state's economic stability and an opportunity to address poverty by establishing an earned income tax credit for the working poor.  While I welcome the Governor’s plan to maintain access and affordability in the University of California, I believe we can do better, to rightly focus the UC in adopting additional efficiencies to address long term costs.  As we begin to finalize our budget in the next month, we look forward to working with the Governor on increasing opportunities with investments in child care and state preschool. "

GO-Biz to Host Webinars in May for Small Business Month

Webinars aim to inform entrepreneurs on important requirements and provide resources

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In celebration of Small Business Month, GO-Biz Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA) will be providing a series of free webinars to educate small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs on important requirements and available resources. Space will be limited and registration is required to attend.

Connect Your Small Business to the Global Marketplace
Wednesday – May 13, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
This webinar will cover key issues businesses should consider when exporting, as well as information on export services and programs offered by the state and federal governments. Specific topics will include required documentation, export financing, market assessment, and business matchmaking services.

Assemblymember McCarty’s Preschool for All Act Approved by Committee

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Education passed AB 47, the Preschool for Act (Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento) on a bi-partisan vote. AB 47 requires the state to include funding to provide all children who are eligible for the state preschool program, and whose parents wish to enroll them, the opportunity to enroll in the program.

McCarty Legislation to Bring Transparency to Police Shootings Approved by Committee

Bill would require Attorney General to appoint special prosecutor to investigate civilian shootings

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Today, the Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed AB 86 (Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento) on a vote of 5 to 2.  This bill requires the Attorney General (AG) to appoint a special prosecutor to conduct the investigation, when a police shooting where a civilian death occurs.  The bill further requires the special prosecutor to have the authority to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

“For far too long there has been a cloud of confusion surrounding police shootings, now is the time for California to be a leader on this issue.  The appointment of a special prosecutor is a common sense solution which will increase trust between the police and the community,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “District attorneys will no longer have to worry about investigating the police with whom they work so closely with.  No one should be able to police themselves.”