Press Releases

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In a major step forward to achieve universal early learning in California, Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty, Phil Ting, and Eloise Gómez Reyes and State Senators Susan Rubio, Lena Gonzalez, and Bill Dodd introduced AB 2500 – Universal Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – to expand access to transitional kindergarten for all four-year-olds throughout the state.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Today, the State Auditor will outline their findings on the Sacramento City Unified School District’s fiscal condition to their Board of Education. It’s important that the district and community fully vet these significant and troubling findings. Their audit concluded the following:

Friday, January 10, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - “The Governor’s proposed 2020 budget provides a solid starting point—both in providing record rainy day reserves and making necessary investments for the future in areas like P-16 education, housing/homelessness, and health care.

Friday, October 4, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Following the news this week of the second parent sentenced in the college admissions scandal, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the California Assembly’s College Admissions Reform package. Earlier this year, we learned of “Operation Varsity Blues,” where universities, coaches, and wealthy parents across the country and across California were taking advantage of the current college admissions process.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – AB 827, a bill that helps California reach its ambitious climate goals by having restaurants and other food service provide bins for recyclables and compostable waste has been signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The “Green Restaurants” bill, authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), helps California achieve its goal of diverting 75 percent of organic waste from landfills by 2025.

Monday, September 16, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - “We appreciate Governor Newsom’s engagement and look forward to working with him to go beyond these initial steps with legislation that takes the strongest action possible to stem the epidemic use by our youth of flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vape products.

Monday, January 28, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), introduced ACA 6, known as the Free the Vote Act, which would restore the right to vote for people that served their time but are on parole. ACA 6 is sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and jointly authored by Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty, Shirley Weber, Rob Bonta, Lorena Gonzalez, Ash Kalra, and Sydney Kamlager-Dove. In California, a person’s right to vote is suspended when they are incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction.