SACRAMENTO, CA – Last Friday, Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen joined colleagues and Governor Newsom in signing AB 131 to add 120k new childcare slots in April 2022 to support childcare programs and the families in California communities.AB 131 was the “Early Childhood Development Trailer Bill” for 2021-22. This bill focuses on childcare slots, increasing reimbursement rates, a childcare collective bargaining contract reached between the state and the Child Care Providers United (CCPU), and transferring childcare programs from Department of Education to Department of Social Services. "The COVID-…
  A multitude of budget trailer bills came up on the Assembly Floor last week in the California State Legislature to fund critical programs and policies. Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen voted in strong support for many critical solutions for Californians and families:   Requiring the Employment Development Department (EDD) to implement multilingual access and the option of direct deposit (SB 138). The EDD has been wrought with fraud, delays in providing benefits, and lackluster customer service. This bill will help increase EDD’s responsiveness to the needs of jobless Californians. Making the…
  Sacramento, CA - - On Friday, Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen was joined by eight fellow colleagues in writing a letter to Governor Newsom asking for more accountability in a failed COVID-19 vaccination distribution system. As of January 17th, 3.2 million COVID-19 vaccines had been distributed to counties throughout California, yet only 40% of the vaccines have been administered. Counties have not been given any promises of funding or reimbursements to carry out vaccine distributions nor have they been given clear communication and directive on the number of incoming vaccines, proper planning…