SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke today praised Assembly and Senate members for their passage of her landmark bill to provide a comprehensive framework for economic, education, social service, health care and human service programs and innovations to help lift an estimated California's one-million children out of poverty.
Assemblywoman Burke's "End Child Poverty" legislation – AB 1520 – has been sent to Governor Brown's desk where it awaits his signature.
Assembly Human Services Committee Votes to Pass AB 1520
LOS ANGELES – Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke today advanced her landmark bill to provide a comprehensive framework for economic, education, social service, health care and human service programs and innovations to help lift an estimated California’s 1-million children out of poverty.
Sacramento, CA – Asm. Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) has recently introduced legislation which would boost the learning potential of California students and promote lifelong health by requiring comprehensive eye exams upon starting school. AB 1110, co-authored by Asm. Evan Low (D-Campbell) and Sens. Andy Vidak (R-Visalia) and Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), is necessary at a time when one in four children and adolescents have a vision problem that can impede their learning, but current school-based vision tests fail to identify one-third of them.
AB 1520 will lift 1,000,000 children out of poverty
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke (D-Inglewood) has introduced landmark legislation that seeks to lift 1,000,000 California children out of poverty. AB 1520, known as the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act, commits the Legislature to a goal of reducing child poverty by 50 percent over the next 20 years and provides for a comprehensive framework of research-backed solutions to achieve it.
Today, Assemblymembers Autumn R. Burke, Jim Cooper, Evan Low, and Blanca Rubio have introduced legislation to extend California’s cap-and-trade program beyond 2020. Assembly Bill 151 affirms the State’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emission at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 in the most technologically feasible and cost effective way by using a market based mechanism: cap-and-trade.