Northrop Grumman Wins Massive Air Force Contract

Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke issued the following statement regarding the Northrop Grumman’s contract with the United States Air Force to build the nation’s next long-range strike bomber:

New Law Ensures Standardized Data Collection from Emergency Medical Services Providers

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill designed to ensure California has an accurate picture of its emergency medical services (EMS) and expand access to those services.

AB 1129, by Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood), requires EMS providers to collect and submit data electronically to their local governing agency in a format that is consistent with state and national standards.

Inglewood Schools Get New Leader, Improved Grades in State Report

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the hiring of a new state administrator to lead the Inglewood Unified School District today, one day after a state report showed the district is making progress toward ending its state receivership and returning to local control.

The new administrator, Dr. Vincent Matthews, is currently the Superintendent of San Jose Unified School District. He is Inglewood’s fourth state-appointed trustee since 2012, when it went into receivership.

Veterans Could Get Improved Access to Cal Grants Under Bill on Governor’s Desk

A bill expanding access to state financial aid for veterans is headed to Governor Jerry Brown's desk.

The California State Senate today approved AB 1361, by Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood), which allows current or former members of the United States Armed Forces to apply for Cal Grant financial aid regardless of their age, as long as they were honorably discharged and graduated high school after June 30, 2000.

Assemblywoman Burke’s First Bill Signed Into Law

Allows counties and courts to use e-mail notifications in dependency court hearings

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill, authored by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), which allows counties and courts to save money and time by issuing certain notifications by e-mail.

Under current law, courts must issue notification of certain juvenile dependency hearings to all parties, including the juvenile, their parents, guardians, other relatives, and attorneys.  In Los Angeles County alone, 12,000 dependency court hearings are held each month, with different notice requirements for each hearing. 

Love Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage:

“I could not be happier that the Supreme Court has finally recognized that equal protection under the law applies to loving, same-sex couples.