As Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, I have the privilege and opportunity of being a part of the change that helps to improve the lives of all Californians.

Protecting our Environment and Advancing Education


2014 Legislation

I was proud that Governor Brown signed a dozen of my bills into law last year. A number of the new laws had a direct and specific impact on our district, including AB 514, which was the winning result of my "There Ought to be a Law" contest in which I asked students from the 18th Assembly District what would make them feel safer at school.

AB 59 - Local School Funding Protection Act
AB 59 would clarify existing revenue options for local school districts so they can continue providing educational opportunities in the face of ongoing budget difficulties.

California State Budget

This week, my colleagues and I in the Legislature passed a balanced, fiscally responsible Budget that reflects California’s core Democratic values. I'm especially excited that the Budget we sent the Governor includes some great wins for the 18th Assembly District, while also building a better future for our entire state. Here are a few ways this year’s Budget benefits our District and our State: 

Creating An Affordable California For All

Covered California

Enroll TODAY in a Covered California health plan for high-quality, affordable health insurance.

Covered California is an easy-to-use marketplace where Californians can purchase health coverage that cannot be denied because of a pre-existing condition. Join the millions of Californians enrolled in Covered California plans by signing up for coverage before the January 31, 2016 deadline! Call the Covered California service center at (800) 300-1506 for more information.

Talk, Read, Sing

The New State Earned Income Tax Credit

California is now offering an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working low-income families and individuals. In addition to the federal EITC, the new state Earned Income Tax Credit will put more money in the pockets of those who need it most.

If you qualify for the CA EITC and the amount of the credit is greater than the tax you owe, you will receive a refund.


You start it, we match itSaving for college can be overwhelming but every little bit helps.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SACRAMENTO – During today’s start of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California State Assembly and California State Senate joined together to take immediate action that could inoculate the potential impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s stated plans to deport up to 3 million undocumented residents.