Budget Signed, What’s Next?
The state budget signed by Governor Newsom includes $50 million
in additional funding for state after school
programs because of YOU. Thank you for raising your voice to
help children succeed in school and support working parents who
depend on publicly funded after school programs for quality child
The funding in the budget provides temporary relief to keep after school programs open this year, but it falls short of what programs need to provide high-quality service in future years.
We will continue to fight to make sure after school programs remain available for the children, families, schools, and communities who count on them each day. Stay tuned for more updates this year on these efforts and how you can help.
For more, read California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance’s statement.
AB 1725 (Carrillo) - to provide additional funding
as the state minimum wage and cost of living increase – will
not be voted on until 2020, so we have more time to work out the
complexities of a long-term sustainability plan for ASES. This
expanded timeline also gives us the opportunity to build on the
progress we’ve made and gather more supporters in our communities
and in the Capitol.
This fall, look for updates and ways you can help protect ASES programs for the families, schools, and communities that count on them each day.
AB 1085 (McCarty) would help ensure that a portion of tax revenue from legal cannabis sales go to afterschool programs serving grades K-12 to prevent and reduce youth substance use. This bill is currently in the Senate Appropriations Committee, overseen by Senator Portantino.
Please show your support this week:
- Share this article on your social media and tag Senator Portantino (@Portantino)
- Contact your legislators and encourage them to keep the promise made to voters and support AB 1085 (McCarty).