Hello friends,

August 6, 2016 marked the 51st anniversary of President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act.  As the President told Congress then, "the command of the Constitution is plain: it is wrong—deadly wrong—to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country."  Unfortunately for our democracy, the last few years have seen a terrible backlash against the right to vote for many citizens.  In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down an essential part of the Voting Rights Act that required states with a history of voting discrimination to get approval for new voting laws from the Department of Justice.  Essentially, this gutted an important protection meant to ensure every citizen the reasonable exercise of their right to vote.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, Assembly Bill AB 1716, which establishes the Lower American River Conservancy Program successfully passed the legislature and is on its way to the Governor.

Friday, August 26, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) – AB 2679, which will establish key standards for medical cannabis manufacturers and help implement the landmark Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), today passed the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee with a vote of 8-0.

Monday, August 22, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)- The Assembly passed AB 2007 (McCarty, D-Sacramento) today with bipartisan support.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) released the following statement today regarding funding for the Capitol Corridor announced by California Transportation Agency in their 2016 Transit and Intercity Capital Program (TIRCP) grants.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) on Sacramento Streetcar funding:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

(SACRAMENTO,CA) – State lawmakers approved an audit of the Office of the President of the University of California at the request of Assembly budget leaders given concerns with the insufficient and even substantially conflicting information available.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, issued the following statement regarding the resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi: