Press Releases

Monday, June 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) is pleased to announce the City of Sacramento’s receipt of $2,500,000 from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Water-Energy Grant Program for projects to reduce water use, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions.

“In the fourth year of a severe drought, it is of critical importance that our community received this funding,” said Assemblymember Kevin McCarty. “Given that many Californians are taking steps to conserve water, it’s important we encourage and reward their efforts through these programs.”

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) and Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D – Sacramento) on Governor’s veto of Tower Bridge proposal:

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento):

“Although I’m disappointed in the Governor’s veto of the Tower Bridge relinquishment proposal, I am very confident that the actual transfer-with funding-will still occur.  The Governor’s commitment to direct Caltrans to work with the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento on a funding and policy plan sets up a framework for a successful resolution.”

Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D – Sacramento):

“As a major employer and participant in the Sacramento region’s economy, California State government should be investing in building a strong Sacramento.  Today the Governor approved policy regarding the relinquishment of the Tower Bridge.  This is a good first step in making sure State government is a good steward and partner with the Sacramento region. I am confident that we will come to an agreement that helps promote a thriving downtown economy that is good for the entire region.”


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Over $50 Million Awarded Statewide

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced that a combined total of $1,355,000 in tax credits was awarded to Blue Iron Inc., California Safe Soil LLC, and Melcon Inc., located in West Sacramento and Sacramento.  With the support of these tax credits, these companies combined have added 86 additional full time employees in Assembly District 7 through the California Competes Tax Credit program.

“California Competes helps local businesses grow by holding them accountable for reaching milestones after achieving their tax credit award,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “In turn, it means another source of revenue to instill new employees and equipment to make upgrades to the company they otherwise may not have been able to budget for.”

Friday, June 19, 2015

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) Chair of Budget Sub- Committee 2 on Education Finance, regarding final budget vote:

“I applaud the final budget accord and concur with our Governor that this agreement is a "sound and well thought out budget.”  Further this package, the best budget in decades, reinvests in California and moves us forward."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D - Sacramento) Chair of Budget Sub- Committee 2 on Education Finance, regarding budget vote:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bill Would Expand Access to All Eligible Kids

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 47, the Preschool for Act (Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento) on a bi-partisan vote.  This measure requires the state to provide funding for all children who are eligible for the state preschool program, and whose parents wish to enroll them, with the opportunity to enroll in the program.

“We can’t afford to not cover all children, regardless of their economic status for preschool,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “AB 47 bill will ensure that we keep the promise made to our preschoolers last year and provide each of our low-income children access to preschool. We owe it to our children and we owe it to the families across California, to ensure that children are ready to start school and be successful.”

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) Chair of Budget Sub- Committee 2 on Education Finance, regarding Governor’s May Revise:

"The Governor's revised budget provides a good starting point as we begin our final budget negotiations.  Strong revenues project our state's economic stability and an opportunity to address poverty by establishing an earned income tax credit for the working poor.  While I welcome the Governor’s plan to maintain access and affordability in the University of California, I believe we can do better, to rightly focus the UC in adopting additional efficiencies to address long term costs.  As we begin to finalize our budget in the next month, we look forward to working with the Governor on increasing opportunities with investments in child care and state preschool. "