Assemblywoman Burke Named Chair of Committee Focused on a 21st Century Workforce

Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce will address the needs of students and employers in the new economy

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), was appointed as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce  by Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego.  The select committee will focus on enhancing California’s career technical education programs and the essential role that education plays in the future of California’s growing economy.

Assemblywoman Burke Tapped by Speaker for Economic Development Role

Commission for Economic Development charged with addressing state’s economic challenges

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), was appointed to the California Commission for Economic Development by Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today.  The Commission, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Newsom, is responsible for evaluating economic challenges throughout the state, and working across the public and private sector to develop new solutions.

“Our economy is getting stronger every day and I’m looking forward to working with the Commission to keep us on the right track for long-term sustainable growth,” said Burke. 

Assemblywoman Burke Announces $2.4 Million in Tax Credits for Local Businesses

Over $20 million awarded statewide creating hundreds of new jobs

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), today announced that $2.4 million in tax credits was awarded to three local companies – Kite Pharma, Inc., Omni Consulting Services LLC, and Pressure Profile Systems Inc.  With the support of the tax credit, the companies will add 238 full time employees in Assembly District 62 through the California Competes Tax Credit program.

“This is a smart, solid investment in our community, and it’s only just the beginning,” said Burke.  “Through the California Competes program, we’re not just boosting local companies; we’re creating good jobs and a stronger regional economy.”

Assemblywoman Burke Calls Governor’s Budget Proposal a Good Start

Proposed budget reflects greater economic security, and includes new funding for a stronger workforce.

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles), has issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s proposed 2015-16 Budget:

“This is a good start and I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues on a budget that invests in education and jobs for all,” said Burke.  “With $1.2 billion for career technical education, workforce development, and job training, we’ll be able to help thousands of Californians get the 21st Century skills they need to get ahead and build a stronger future for their families and communities.”

Burke Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for District 62

Good jobs, affordable housing and quality schools are top priority

(SACRAMENTO) – Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) was sworn in as the representative for State Assembly District 62.

“It is an honor to serve the District 62 community,” said Burke. “Good jobs are vital to every community. As a business owner, I understand the importance of creating an environment that encourages responsible companies to come to California and grow here. Keeping businesses here provides the job creation opportunities our economy needs.”

Assembly District 62 includes Inglewood, Gardena, Hawthorne, Venice, Lawndale, Lennox, El Segundo, Del Aire, Marina del Rey, West Athens, Westmont and portions of Los Angeles.

The oath of office was held in the Assembly Chambers at the State Capitol and administered by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu.