This year, I was proud to advocate and support a state budget that increased access to higher education in our state, especially for California’s students. Recently, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #2 on Education Finance held an oversight hearing at the University of California, Davis regarding enrollment and budget issues.
I was joined by my Assembly colleagues and representatives of the University of California (UC), to discuss and understand how UC campuses handle their budget and how to increase access for California’s students. I was happy to see the UC Regents take a major step forward in improving access by accepting the Legislature's offer of $25 million to increase enrollment by10,000 California students by the 2017-18 school year.
For more information on this please visit my website. If you have questions about any of these legislative or budget items, please check my website or contact my office. It is a pleasure to be of service.
Assemblymember McCarty Convenes Special Hearing at UC Davis
(Davis, CA) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance, convened a special hearing on the campus of the University of California, Davis to look into the policies that guide the UC system and the impacts those policies have on students, their families and the state. “The University of California is such a critical piece of our California landscape and the economy and our future,” Assemblymember McCarty noted. “We all have a vested interest in making sure the system works for everybody.” Several UC officials, student representatives and others testified at the informational hearing. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Opening remarks from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) at the Budget Sub 2 hearing regarding challenges facing the entire UC system and specifically UC Davis. (2:58):
Assemblymember McCarty explains why the hearing is being held. (:18):
Assemblymember McCarty says the UC system is a crucial component of the California economy and its future. (:15):
It was a true pleasure to be able to honor the work that Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, Francis House, Bill Maynard, Rabbi David Azena, and Ron Javor do in our community to alleviate hunger and homelessness.
As our nation celebrates Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week in November, we recognized individuals and organizations in the Sacramento region that are making a difference in our fight to end hunger and homelessness. Assembymember McCarty joined with Congresswoman Matsui and Senator Pan and community partners, Sacramento Hunger Coalition, the Sacramento Housing Alliance, and Slow Food Sacramento to host the Inaugural Grantland Johnson Community Awards, which took place on November 18th at Mulvaney's B&L. This wonderful even honored two organizations and three remarkable individuals who have accomplished exceptional deeds or pushed major change to address structural deficiencies on behalf of those who suffer for lack of food and shelter in our community: