SB 78 Would Keep 67,000 Children in After School Programs

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced important legislation to increase funding for California’s statewide after school program, which has not received an augmentation for over a decade. 

Senator Seeks Increased After School Funding, Will Soon Introduce Legislation

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown introduced his 2017-18 budget proposal earlier today:

“From my initial review, I am cautiously optimistic about today’s budget proposal by Governor Jerry Brown.  As Vice Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, I firmly believe that we must continue to strengthen the ability for families to feed, clothe, house, educate and protect their children and loved ones, as well as further bolster and invest in our state’s recovery and ongoing economic development.”

Leyva to Continue Serving on Senate Rules Committee

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) selected Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to serve on the following committees:

  • Education
  • Elections and Constitutional Amendments
  • Health
  • Public Employment and Retirement
  • Rules

Senator Leyva will also continue serving as Democratic Caucus Chair of the California State Senate.

Friday, December 16, 2016

On Friday, December 16, 2016, Senator hosted her Second Annual Holiday Open House at her San Bernardino district office.  Community residents came out to meet the Senator and her staff, as well as to discuss issues important to them and their families.  Many local dignitaries attended the festive event, including Assemblymember Eloise Reyes, San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis, San Bernardino Community College District Trustee Frank Reyes and the Consuls of Mexico and Guatemala in San Bernardino.


Charter Local Edition Interview

In this Charter Local Edition interview with Brad Pomerance, I discuss several of Team Leyva's 2016 legislative successes, including SB 1000, SB 1015 and SB 813.

Monday, November 28, 2016