Press Releases

Applauds Governor’s Focus on Economy, Education, Renewable Energy, Need to “Build for the Future”

Monday, January 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the statement below following Governor Jerry Brown’s Inaugural / State of the State Address to a joint session of the California State Legislature this morning:

Proud to Jointly Author SB 3 on First Day in Office

Monday, December 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, newly sworn-in Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) jointly authored timely and important legislation that will raise California’s minimum wage to $13 in 2017.

With the ultimate goal of improving the day-to-day quality of life for California’s low wage workers and their families, SB 3 would raise the state’s minimum wage—from the current $9 an hour—to $11 per hour in 2016, and $13 per hour in 2017. This bill also includes annual adjustments for inflation beginning in 2019.