Mccarty And Hernández Release Legal Opinion On Sacramento’s Minimum Wage Proposal

Proposed tip carve-out is currently illegal under California law

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) released an opinion today from the Legislative Counsel’s office which holds that the proposal on total compensation rate is illegal.  The opinion was released prior to the Sacramento City Council’s consideration of the report produced by the Minimum Wage Task Force.

Assemblymember McCarty, Law Enforcement, Teachers, and Parent Leaders Rally for Preschool

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and supporters led a rally at the Natomas School Readiness Program in support of AB 47—The Preschool for All Act of 2015.  During the rally, a preschooler named Sienna signed a petition on behalf of California children to Governor Brown.  The bill has garnered strong support among over 40 education, health, parent, civic, law enforcement, business, faith, local leaders, and military organizations.  AB 47 is currently on the Governor’s Desk for his consideration.

“California has the opportunity to provide each of our low-income children access to quality preschool,” said Assemblymember Kevin McCarty.  “We hope the Governor shares this same vision and we’re here to urge Governor Brown to sign AB 47 into law.”

Preschool must be priority for all California kids

It's a well-worn cliche, but it's true. One of the smartest things anyone can do is invest in the future.

Gov. Jerry Brown, willing to follow that adage on many important issues, has the chance to do it for education by signing Assembly Bill 47. Authored by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, the bill would go a long way toward ensuring every 4-year-old in California can attend preschool.

Assemblymember McCarty’s Preschool for All Act Passes Key Vote

Bill on Governor’s Desk for his Signature

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 47, the Preschool for Act (Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento) with strong bi-partisan support 67 to 1.  It now moves to the Governor for his consideration.  This measure establishes a framework to provide all eligible low income 4-year olds with access to the state preschool program contingent upon funding in the Budget Act.

“We owe it to our future to prepare all of our children to succeed in school and in life,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “California has the opportunity to provide each of our low-income children access to quality preschool. We hope the Governor shares this same vision.”