Press Releases

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Webinars aim to inform entrepreneurs on important requirements and provide resources

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In celebration of Small Business Month, GO-Biz Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA) will be providing a series of free webinars to educate small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs on important requirements and available resources. Space will be limited and registration is required to attend.

Connect Your Small Business to the Global Marketplace
Wednesday – May 13, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
This webinar will cover key issues businesses should consider when exporting, as well as information on export services and programs offered by the state and federal governments. Specific topics will include required documentation, export financing, market assessment, and business matchmaking services.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bill would require Attorney General to appoint special prosecutor to investigate civilian shootings

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Today, the Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed AB 86 (Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento) on a vote of 5 to 2.  This bill requires the Attorney General (AG) to appoint a special prosecutor to conduct the investigation, when a police shooting where a civilian death occurs.  The bill further requires the special prosecutor to have the authority to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

“For far too long there has been a cloud of confusion surrounding police shootings, now is the time for California to be a leader on this issue.  The appointment of a special prosecutor is a common sense solution which will increase trust between the police and the community,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “District attorneys will no longer have to worry about investigating the police with whom they work so closely with.  No one should be able to police themselves.”

Monday, April 20, 2015

Over $20 Million Awarded Statewide

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced that a combined total of $50,000 in tax credits was awarded to Fatzer Appraisal Group, Inc.  With the support of these tax credits, this business will add a combined total of 5 additional full time employees in Assembly District 7 through the California Competes Tax Credit program.

“Sacramento, although having better recent job growth than the national numbers, still has a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the nation,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “Programs like California Competes help improve Sacramento’s economy by allowing more businesses to hire our neighbors who are out of work.”

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bill Would Increase State’s Role in Nursing Home Oversight

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – This week, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D–Sacramento) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 927, which would establish additional oversight and transparency for nursing home ownership.  Specifically, AB 927 would clarify the California Department of Public Health’s (DPH) duty to review and approve changes of nursing home ownership and management at the corporate structure, improves DPH’s ability to share nursing home ownership information to provide consumer protection, and prevents persons and/or companies with poor track records from acquiring nursing homes by strengthening suitability of ownership requirements.

“It is incumbent upon us to ensure that our seniors, who are often at their most fragile and vulnerable in nursing home settings, are protected,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “It is in the best interest of the State to protect consumers and prevent existing owners with a bad track record from licensing them to open additional facilities.  Consumers can’t even determine from the Department’s website who owns each home – it’s a lack of transparency that just isn’t appropriate.”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hearing focus on Overview of UC’s Growing Expenditures

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance, convened the first overview hearing on the University of California’s (UC) budget.  In an indication of the gravity of the task at hand, the members of the committee were joined by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) who noted the enormity of the undertaking.  This hearing marks the beginning of the Assembly's zero-based budget review process.  Through this approach, every line item of UC’s budget must be approved, rather than only the changes from the previous year, to foster increased transparency and public discussion of the use of taxpayer dollars.

“This is the first of many hearings to review UC’s budget and examine the system’s enrollment patterns, performance, and growing expenditures” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “Our primary goal for higher education is to ensure access and affordability for our students, and to assure taxpayers and hard working families that their investment has been a wise one.  As such, any fee increases that may occur, for whatever reason, are absolutely necessary and accounted for by the State of California.”   

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Over $20 Million Awarded Statewide

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced that a combined total of $131,500 in tax credits were awarded to Pikios Auto LLC (Midtown Autoworks), Carrazco & Associates, and Brian Boyd Wealth Management and Insurance Sales, all located in Sacramento.  With the support of these tax credits, these businesses will add a combined total of ten additional full time employees in Assembly District 7 through the California Competes Tax Credit program.

“Sacramento, although having better recent job growth than the national numbers, still has a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the nation,” said Assemblymember McCarty.  “Programs like California Competes help improve Sacramento’s economy by allowing more businesses to hire our neighbors who are out of work.”