Press Releases

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.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 state budget.

“I applaud Governor Newsom’s 2019 budget proposal—reflecting his promises to save for a rainy day and invest in our future. The budget proposal makes the necessary investments in public education from early childhood education to K-12 schools to higher education.

Friday, December 14, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) today applauded the California Air Resources Board’s decision to support Electrify America’s Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plan, which will put California on the path to reach its ambitious climate goals.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –After a successful day of introducing a comprehensive Pre-K for All Legislative Package, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) along with California State Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Tony Thurmond lead a delegation of early childhood education advocates to learn about successful East Coast Pre-K for All programs.

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Continuing a career of advocating for our youngest learners, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), introduced the Pre-K for All Legislative Package. The package, includes three pieces of legislation, each designed to make high-quality preschool programs universally accessible for 3 and 4-year-old children across California.

Friday, September 7, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed AB 406 into law by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), which will prohibit for-profit corporations from managing and operating charter schools in the Golden State.

Friday, August 24, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – As the initial wave of first-time, full-time students begin their newly-free classes at community colleges across California, Assembly leaders debuted a measure stating the legislature’s intent to waive fees for all in-state students’ second academic year.  In doing so, an Associate Degree would effectively become free for all students in California.