Scott Wilk Weekly Update - May 14, 2014
Every Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. Assemblyman Scott Wilk, 38th Assembly District will keep us up to date on all latest news in Sacramento and how it impacts our Santa Clarita Valley.
- As co-author of ACA 1XX, which would create a Rainy Day Fund, I’m pleased that Governor Brown has made establishing a reserve fund a top priority in the May Revise.
- However, I’m troubled by the explosion of Medi-Cal enrollment growth that is robbing dollars from public education as was promised when voters approved Prop 30. California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, and CEO Magazine just ranked California the worst place to do business for the 10th consecutive year. The best social program is a job and we need to be addressing tort reform, workers comp reform and reducing regulations so entrepreneurs are willing to invest or re-invest in our state
Rainy Day Fund
- As a co-author of ACA 1XX, I am pleased to see that establishing a reserve fund is finally a top priority in Sacramento. Under the plan, the state will actually save money into a Rainy Day Fund, one that cannot be simply suspended by Executive Order or raided by a simple majority vote, and that will provide money to prevent painful cuts to education and public safety during economic downturns.
Emerging Leaders Program
- Wilk was selected to participate in the State Legislative Leaders Foundation’s 2014 Emerging Leaders Program. This annual event is held at University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.
- He will join 44 other legislators from 40 states for the four day leadership program in July.
- The national program, sponsored by the non-profit, non-partisan State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF) and the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business, is designed to enhance the leadership potential and vision of policymakers judged to be potential future state leaders.
- Through this unique program, it seeks to broaden their perspectives to enable participants to challenge the future in new and positive ways. A variety of presentations from leading political leaders will be combined with cutting-edge leadership concepts from world-renowned faculty. The participants themselves will be the center of an action-oriented process that will make a real difference for the future.
- Today Wilk had two bills pass the Assembly Appropriations committee; each bill receiving unanimous support.
- Assembly Bill 1707 requires the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to post a copy of the scientific peer review conducted on its internet website. AB 1707 will provide clarity and will implement a more effective strategy through mandatory reporting of the peer review and mandatory online availability for interested parties.
- Wilk’s second bill to pass fiscal committee, AB 1680, will help keep children safe and make it easier for parents to decipher legitimate service providers from shams. Current law requires those working with minors in the entertainment industry to obtain a Child Performer Service (CPS) Permit. This bill requires CPS Permit recipients to display their permit numbers on all advertising materials, including online advertising.
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