Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fighting opioid addiction in CA is the goal of AB 1512, a new state bill by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty on Wednesday announced AB 1512, a bill to create a 1 cent-per-milligram tax on prescription opioids.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

LA Times

Amid outrage over the number of out-of-state students taking spots in the University of California system, the Assembly on Wednesday voted to approve a 10% cap on nonresident enrollment phased in over the next six years.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sacramento Bee

Lawmakers would like to see the University of California admit more resident high-schoolers and fewer students from outside the state.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Another year, another plan to fix the American River Parkway. Still, we’re hoping this latest idea might just work.

As the 23-mile urban forest continues to struggle in the wake of devastating budget cuts during the recession, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, has suggested creating a state conservancy like the one that has so benefited the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Is the Golden State "golden" for kids?

According to a recent study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, California ranks 38th in the nation when it comes to the well-being of its children. Researchers estimate that 23 percent -- almost one of every four -- children in this state are currently living in poverty.

Why do a district attorney and a retired vice admiral care? We care because we understand that the steps we take today to address poverty will have a lasting impact on both public safety and national security in the long run.