It’s CalEITC Awareness Week, a time we highlight the California Earned Income Tax Credit program, which provides tax refunds to millions of lower-wage workers and their families.
If you are at least 18 years old and earned a maximum of $30,000 last year, you could be eligible for a tax refund of up to $3,417, depending on the size of your household. Plus, if you have young children, the Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) adds another $1,083 on top of that.
The Year of the Rabbit is here. I wanted to wish you and your family good health and prosperity. Even after the tragic events of the last few days in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, our community must continue its resiliency through these difficult times and unite with one another in the spirit of the New Year.
I hope you are staying safe during our unusually wet winter. From street flooding to fallen trees and other debris, the storm damage is significant throughout our district. For life-threatening situations, like serious injuries, downed power lines, or gas leaks, please continue to dial 911 for an immediate response.
Happy 2023! Join me for free coffee and donuts at my Community Coffee at the Geneva Car Barn, on Saturday, January 7, 2023, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Come share your ideas and give me feedback on how we can work together to move our state forward over the next two years.
As 2022 wraps up, I’ve begun putting together my legislative agenda for next year. If you have any ideas or feedback, please attend my Community Coffee. I’d love to hear about them.
The venue will be the Geneva Car Barn, which underwent a meticulous, years-long renovation before re-opening in the Summer of 2020. It’s now a hub for creativity, performance, youth arts education and community connection.
Happy Holidays! I hope you get to spend some time with family and friends.
It’s hard to believe that 2022 is almost over. As we get ready to start a new year, I wanted to let you know about a few state laws that I championed taking effect on January 1.
Fairness & Equity
Pedestrians and drivers will see some changes to the way some violations are handled.
I was sworn-in today for the new legislative session. I want to thank you for re-electing me to be your voice in Sacramento. We’ve accomplished a lot since I first became your representative in 2012, and I’m honored you’ve entrusted me to serve a sixth and final term, as we keep making California a better place for everyone.
The California State Controller’s Office is holding nearly $12 billion in property that people may not realize is theirs to claim. It could be assets from a forgotten bank, stock or bond account, wages owed, insurance benefits, or contents of a closed safe deposit box. Could one of them be yours? Click here to enter your information and to see what steps you need to take for submitting a claim, if you find something under your name.
The application for the Biden-Harris one-time student loan debt relief program is finally online. Borrowers can submit their applications here. Although the actual forgiveness of debt is on hold due to a recent federal court case, the U. S. Department of Education still urges student loan borrowers to apply now.
Voting matters. Election Day is an opportunity to have your voice heard. With your ballot, you can elect leaders to represent you and help decide the fate of numerous measures that touch on important issues, such as education funding, abortion rights, gambling expansion and the environment. There are also local measures you can weigh in on.
Voting matters. Election Day is an opportunity to have your voice heard. With your ballot, you can elect leaders to represent you. You can also decide the fate of numerous initiatives that touch on important issues, such as education funding, abortion rights, gambling expansion and the environment. There are also local measures you can weigh in on.
As Assembly Budget Chair, I’m proud of the strides we’ve made to make higher education more accessible. It’s important to me to champion more slots for students at our public universities because I know a college degree can lead to brighter futures.
But as we expand enrollment, we must also build more student housing and have allocated a total of $4 billion over three years, from 2022 to 2025, to help the University of California, California State University and community colleges do that.
With the legislative year wrapped up, I wanted to highlight some of my key bills that the Governor recently signed into law:
AB 1817: Bans toxic substances called PFAS from fabrics. While these “forever chemicals” make clothing and other textiles water or stain resistant, they are harmful to human health and the environment.
October is here, and that means tax relief will soon be headed to most Californians’ bank accounts or mailboxes. As part of the latest state budget, we included approximately $9.5 billion in tax rebates to help fight global inflation that has raised the price of essentials, like groceries. Payments will range from $200 to $1,050, depending on the California Adjusted Gross Income stated on 2020 tax forms and the number of dependents claimed. Determine eligibility and/or estimate your refund here.