Press Releases

SB 148 Provides Critical CTE Funding for Local School Districts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today jointly authored the Career and Job Skills Education Act with Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg).

SB 148 appropriates $600 million to a Career Technical Education (CTE) incentive grant program for local school districts.  Strong performance standards and oversight measures in the legislation will ensure direct investments in important CTE programs throughout California.  SB 148 builds upon the CTE incentive matching grant program proposed in Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 budget.

Affirms Need to Continue Investing in California’s Residents and Communities

Friday, January 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after
Governor Jerry Brown introduced his 2015-16 budget proposal earlier today:

“I believe today’s budget proposal by Governor Brown is both forward-looking and practical in its approach to strengthening California’s diverse communities in the 20th State Senate District and throughout the state.”

SB 66 Reauthorizes Successful CTE Program Helping Students, Communities

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – As the 2015-2016 legislative session proceeds, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced Senate Bill 66 that reauthorizes the Career Technical Education Pathways Program in California.  First enacted in 2005 and currently set to expire on June 30, 2015, SB 66 will statutorily extend the program to June 30, 2018.

Leyva Previously Tapped to Serve on Senate Rules Committee

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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:

  • Appropriations
  • Education
  • Energy, Utilities and Communications
  • Joint Legislative Audit
  • Legislative Ethics
  • Transportation and Housing

President pro Tempore de León previously tapped Senator Leyva to serve on the Senate Rules Committee and as Democratic Caucus Chair of the California State Senate.

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.