Freshman lawmaker brings back pre-school for all

(Calif.) Sacramento Democrat Kevin McCarty, newly-appointed chair of the Assembly’s budget subcommittee on education finance, wasted no time in the new legislative session taking up a cause that has gained serious momentum in the state but has yet to be fully enacted – preschool for all kids.

Debate over AB 47, as with the other 99 bills introduced the first week of the 2015-16 session, won’t begin until lawmakers reconvene Jan. 5, but there will be plenty to discuss.

Assemblymember McCarty Heeds President’s Call for Preschool for All

SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) introduced a groundbreaking legislative proposal to ensure that all children have access to preschool regardless of their family’s income.  Under the provisions of AB 47, the California Department of Education will be required to work with the Legislature and the Department of Finance on how to bridge the preschool gap for the children of low income parents who aren’t already covered by the state’s preschool coverage efforts, which passed earlier this year as part of the state’s budget.

McCarty Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 7th Assembly District

Will work to restore public safety and invest in public schools

(SACRMENTO) – Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for California’s 7th Assembly District today.

“It is an honor to serve residents of the 7th Assembly District,” said Assemblymember McCarty. “I grew up in this community and will dedicate my time in office to restoring the California Dream for future generations – starting with reinvesting in our P-16 education system. I am humbled by this opportunity and ready to get to work.”

Assembly District 7 includes the communities of Sacramento, West Sacramento, Rio Linda, Elverta, and Antelope. The ceremony was held on the Assembly floor of the State Capitol.

The oath of office was administered by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu.