CWA Capitol Update - California Workforce Association

Amy Blumberg & Stephen
April 24, 2014
 Lots
of activity in the Workforce
Development area in the State Capitol
right now
 Critical policy and budget decisions are
being made
 Up to us to weigh in and have our voice
Political Landscape
California’s Fiscal Outlook
Legislative Landscape
CWA’s Legislative Agenda
Top 10 Legislation
Call to Action – How you can stay informed
and weigh in
Questions and Answers
 Name,
Organization, Location
 What
would you like to get out of the
presentation OR
 Briefly
share a current project you are
working on that you are excited about
Amy Blumberg
 Lobbyist
for CA Workforce Association
since 2012
 Rose & Kindel/Grayling since 2004
 Capitol staff for 5 years
 Specialize in working with associations,
grassroots advocacy
 BA in History, UC Santa Barbara
 MPA Univ. of Southern California
Stephen Baiter
 Executive
Director, Workforce
Development Board of Contra Costa
 Chair, Legislative Committee
 More than 20 years experience in
economic and workforce development
 BA Political Science, Boston College
 MPA, California State University East Bay
Political Landscape
 2014
is an Election Year
 Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 3
 All Assembly Members are on the Ballot
unless they are termed out
 Even numbered Senate Seats are on the
 Several longtime members of Congress
are retiring
Political Landscape continued
 State
Senate has been distracted by FBI
investigations/arrests/convictions of 3
Senators who have been suspended:
 Senator
Ron Calderon (D-Montebello)
 Senator
Rodrick Wright (D-Los Angeles)
 Senator
Leland Yee (D-San Francisco)
Democratic Supermajority
State Senate –Dems no longer have
28 Democrats (3 suspended)
12 Republicans
State Assembly – Dems narrowly have 2/3
55 Democrats
24 Republicans
1 vacancy
Assembly races
 Will
Democrats be able to retain
 Competitive seats
 32nd AD – Bakersfield –Rudy Salas (D)
 36th AD – Antelope Valley Steve Fox (D)
 44th AD – Ventura Co. – Jeff Gorell (R)
Assembly races continued
 60th
AD – Riverside Co – Eric Linder
 65th AD- Orange County – QuirkSilva (D)
 66th AD – LA Beach areas –
Muratsuchi (D)
Senate Races
 Not
many competitive races
 SD
6 (Sacramento) – Dem vs. Dem
 Asm. Richard Pan vs. Roger Dickinson
 SB
34 (Orange County)
 Former Asm. Jose Solorio (D) vs. Janet
Nguyen (R) Orange County Supervisor
Leadership Changes
 New
Assembly Speaker, Toni Atkins (D-San
Diego) will be sworn in on May 12
 Asm. Republican Leader Connie Conway
is termed out
 Senate President Pro Tem Steinberg is
termed out
 Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) will
become the new President Pro Tem late
this year
California’s Fiscal Outlook
 Much
improved since 2011
 Addressed $20 billion budget deficit
 $151 Billion in General Fund and Special
Funds for 2014-15 Budget
 $11 Billion more than revised 2013-14
spending level
 Proposes $2.3 Billion Reserve
Improved Fiscal Condition
 Stock
market recovery in 2013
 Temporary
Tax Revenues from Prop. 30
 Recovering
 Few
new ongoing spending commitments
by Legislature outside of Prop. 98
Governor’s Proposed State
End 2014–15 with $2.3 billion reserve
$9.5 billion Pay Down State Debt:
$11.8 Billion for Proposition 98 (K-14
Education) Above 2013–14 Budget Act Levels
Small increases in the budgets for CCC, CSU
and UC
Infrastructure – $815 million one-time funds for
deferred maintenance projects
Project operating surplus of $1.7 billion in
2015–16, growing to $2.3 billion in 2017–18
Governor’s Proposed Budget
 Allocates
$850 million in Cap and Trade
revenues to various programs, $250 million
for High Speed Rail, $200 million for low
emission vehicle program
 $618 million for various water related
 $105 million ongoing increase for the
judicial branch
May Budget Revision
 Increased
revenue forecasted for
Governor’s May Budget revision (mid
 Governor is stressing fiscal restraint
 Some Legislative Interest in restoring deep
cuts to health and human services
 Many organizations interested in funding
now that fiscal outlook is better
 Lots of competing priorities
Busy Legislative Year
 2nd
Year of a 2 Year Legislative Session
 1st House Policy Deadline – May 16
 1st House Fiscal Deadline – May 23
 House of Origin Deadline – May 30
 Primary Election – June 3
 Budget Must be passed by June 15
Busy Legislative Year
 Deadline
for Leg Measures to qualify for
November Ballot – June 26
 2nd House Policy Deadline – June 27
 2nd House Fiscal Deadline – August 15
 Sine Die is August 31, 2014
 Governor has until September 30 to take
action on legislation sent to his desk
 November 4 – General Election
CWA’s Legislative Agenda
 Top
10 List
 Monitoring
many more bills that impact
the workforce development system,
customers and businesses
 List
is a living document
CWA’s Legislative Committee
 Meets/conference
call monthly
 Representatives from across the state
 Provide recommendations to the
Executive Committee
 Give insight on real world impact of
CWA’s Legislative Platform
 Document
that forms the basis for taking
positions on legislation
 Support
efforts that help facilitate services
for adults, dislocated workers, youth
 Support
incentives for businesses to allow
them to invest in and hire staff
CWA’s Legislative Platform
 Preserve
Local control
 Oppose
cuts in funding that impede
ability to provide services
 Support
increased preparation in schools
for students to enter the workforce
Top 10 Legislation
Top 10 LegislationSPONSORED
Work Based Learning for Out of School Youth
and Young Adults
Formerly AB 2615 (Muratsuchi)
Seeks $25 million in the State Budget for work
based learning for out of school youth and
young adults 16-24
Public or private sector placement
Competitive grant program administered by
the CA Workforce Investment Board
Matching grants are required
Need for funding for Work
Based Learning
 Unemployment
rate for youth and young
adults ages 16-24 is 20.2% the 4th highest
in the nation
 High school dropout rate is over 13%
 California has not invested in job training
for youth since 1999 and it was $1 million
in funding for the whole state
What is Work Based Learning?
Academic & career rich work experiences
Ex. Youth Ecology Corps offered in Marin
County and Riverside County
Youth Build – construction of homes in
conjunction with Habitat for Humanity
Biotech internship in San Diego
LA City & LA County, Marin, Oakland, Orange
County, Richmond, San Francisco, San Diego,
Sonoma County
Benefits of Work Based
 Connects
youth back to school to obtain
high school diploma, GED, certificate,
pursuing 4 higher education
 Gets youth and young adults interested in
 Often leads to full time jobs
 Shown to reduce crime rates
Work Based Learning
members placed 15,000 youth in
summer youth employment last year
 Proposed
funding will allow an additional
12,500 youth to participate
 Will
complement Career Pathways Trust
that will benefit in-school youth
Work Based Learning
 Status:
 Engaged with several budget
 Working with members of Assembly and
Senate Budget Committee to try and get
funding in the budget
 Will have better sense of possibility for
funding after May Revise is released
Assembly Budget Committee
27 members 17 Democrats, 10 Republicans
Asm. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) Chair
Asm. Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) Vice-Chair
Asm. Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) Chair, Asm.
Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance
Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles)
Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety
Asm. Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) Chair, Asm.
Budget Subcommittee on State
Senate Budget Committee
16 members, 11 Democrats, 5 Republicans
Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) Chair
Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) Vice Chair
Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) Chair
Budget Subcommittee on Education
Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) Chair,
Budget Subcommittee on State
Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) Chair,
Subcommittee on Corrections & Public Safety
AB 2060 (V.M. Perez)
AB 2148 (Mullin)
AB 1920 (Campos)
AB 2308 (Stone)
AB 2235 (Buchanan)
AB 2060 (V.M. Perez) Supervised
Population Workforce Training Grant
 Grant
program for job training for recently
reduced prisoners administered by CWIB
 Requires matching funds
 Counties are eligible to apply
 Requesting amendments to allow LWIBs to
be able to apply for grants or require
counties to partner with LWIBs to deliver
job training services
AB 2060 (V.M. Perez)
 Status:
Hearing in Asm. Jobs Committee
on 4/29
 Sponsor: Policy Link
 Position: Support
AB 2148 (Mullin) Annual
Workforce Metrics Dashboard
Requires CWIB to assist the Governor in
developing an annual report card that
measures the state’s human capital
investments in workforce development,
credential and degree attainment and wage
gain outcomes of workforce education and
training programs
Status: Hearing in Asm. Labor Committee on
Position: Support
Sponsor: CA Edge Coalition
AB 2148 (Mullin) continued
 Uses
existing reporting information
 Allows
Adult Education to collect Social
Security numbers so that also participate
in sharing data/outcomes
AB 1920 (Campos) Board of State and
Community Corrections
 Requires
that the services provided by the
Board of State and Community
Corrections include job training and
employment opportunities and the target
population include at-risk youth.
 Position:
 Sponsor:
Youth Build
AB 2308 (Stone) Prisoners: ID
 Requires
the Department of Corrections
to ensure that all inmates released from
state prisons have valid identification
 Basic item necessary for employment
 Status: In the Asm. Appropriations
 Position: Support
AB 2235 (Buchanan) K-16 Public
School Facilities Bond Act
 Places
2014 School Bond on the
November 3 ballot to provide aid to
school districts, county superintendents of
schools, county boards of education,
charter schools, the California Community
Colleges, UC, Hastings Law School, and
the CSU to construct and modernize
education facilities
AB 2235 (Buchanan) K-16 Public School
Facilities Bond Act continued
 Status:
Hearing in Asm. Higher Ed
Committee on 4/22
 Position:
Support, will generate jobs
 SB
923 (Pavley)
 SB
1028 (Jackson)
SB 923 (Pavley) Educational
Apprenticeship Innovation Act
Enacts the Educational Apprenticeship
Innovation Act.
Awards a competitive grant, the Educational
Apprenticeship Innovation Prize to school
districts, county offices of education, charter
schools, and community college campuses to
promote apprenticeships, preapprenticeships, and career pathways
among local educational agencies,
institutions of higher education, and
businesses of importance to local economies.
SB 923 (Pavley) Education Apprenticeship
Innovation Act continued
 Status:
Hearing in Senate Appropriations
Committee on 4/28.
 Position: Support if Amended
 Suggested amendments to have LWIBs
and business involved selection
committee, tap into WIB resources and
not create duplicative
SB 1028 (Jackson) Cal Grant
C: long term unemployed
 Sets
aside 2,500 Cal Grant C awards for
the long-term unemployed, increases
amount of grant, creates flexibility in
how funds are spent
SB 1028 (Jackson) Cal Grant
C: long term unemployed
Requires the CA Student Aid Commission to:
 prioritize occupational training programs
and industry clusters
 develop a plan to publicize the grant
award program to long-term unemployed
 make students receiving awards aware of
job search and placement services
available through WIBs.
SB 1028 (Jackson) continued
 Status:
Hearing in Sen. Education
Committee on 4/30.
 Position: Support if Amended
 Requesting amendment to get
clarification that Cal Grant C count as
leveraged funds under SB 734 require
 AB
1543 (Holden)
 AB
1569 (Rodriguez)
 AB
1797 (Rodriguez)
 AB
1910 (Gray)
Top 10 List - WATCH
 AB
1950 (Campos)
 AB
2261 (Gorell)
 AB
2670 (Medina)
 SB
923 (Leno)
AB 1543 (Holden)
 Requires
that an employer ordering a
mass layoff, relocation or termination
provide a written notice to GO-BIZ.
 Requires EDD to post the notice on its
 Status: In Asm. Appropriations Committee
 Position: Watch
AB 1569 (Rodriguez)
 Allows
a $2000 tax credit beginning on or
after January 1, 2016, - January 1, 2020
against taxes imposed under tax law for
each registered apprentice trained by
the taxpayer in the taxable year.
 Status: In Asm. Revenue & Taxation
 Position: Watch
AB 1797 (Rodriguez)
 Requires
CWIB, in consultation with the
Division of Apprenticeship Standards , to
identify “earn and learn” job training
opportunities in allied health professions
 Develop ways to identify, assess, and
prepare a pool of qualified candidates
seeking to enter “earn and learn” job
training models.
AB 1797 (Rodriguez)
 The
bill would require CWIB on or before
December 1, 2015, to submit a report with
findings and recommendations.
 Status:
Hearing in Asm. Labor Committee
on 4/23.
 Position:
AB 1910 (Gray)
 Require
the CWIB to establish the San
Joaquin Valley Regional Economic
Planning and Preparedness Council
 Identify and develop the framework,
funding, strategies, programs,
partnerships, to address the growing need
for a highly skilled and well-trained
workforce to meet the needs of the San
Joaquin Valley’s emerging technology
and energy sector.
AB 1910 (Gray)
 Report
to the Legislature, by April 1 each
year, on the status of its activities and its
development of an oil and natural gas
workforce strategic initiative.
 Status:
Asm. Jobs Committee on 4/22
 Position:
AB 1950 (Campos)
Creates the Career Education Incentive
Program within the Department of Education.
Authorizes school districts, county offices of
education, charter schools, and community
college districts to establish career education
Appropriates $250 million in the 2015-16
Budget Act for the Career Education
Incentive Program to provide one-to-one
matching grant funding to eligible career
education consortia.
AB 1950 (Campos) continued
 Status:
Hearing in Asm. Education
Committee on 4/30.
 Position:
AB 2261 (Gorell)
 Creates
a Veterans Services and
Workforce Development Division within
the Department of Veterans Affairs to
develop a Transitional Assistance
Program, oversee the Local Veterans
Employment Representatives (LVER) and
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
AB 2261 (Gorell) continued
 Staff
to be transferred to the Veterans
Services and Workforce Division.
 Heads of a state agency or department
must report to the Secretary of Veterans
Affairs when a new program is established
that may assist veterans.
AB 2261 (Gorell) continued
 Status:
In Asm. Veterans Affairs Committee
 Position:
AB 2670 (Medina)
Small Business Technical Assistance
Act of 2014
GO-Biz to serve as the lead state entity for
overseeing the state’s participation with the
federal Small Business Development Center
Allows GO-Biz or any other state entity to
contract with an Administrative Lead Center
established under the federal program.
AB 2670 (Medina)
 Status:
Approved in the Asm. Jobs
Committee on 4/22.
 Position:
SB 935 (Leno) Minimum wage
Increases the minimum wage, on January 1,
2015, to $11 per hour, on January 1, 2016, to
not less than $12 per hour, and on and after
January 1, 2017, to not less than $13 per hour.
The bill would further require the automatic
adjustment of the minimum wage annually
thereafter, to maintain employee purchasing
power. The automatically adjusted minimum
wage adjustment would be calculated using
the California Consumer Price Index
SB 935 (Leno) Minimum wage
 Status:
On Sen. Appropriations Suspense
 Position:
Call to Action
How to stay informed:
 Check out website
for legislative updates
 Get involved in the Legislative Committee
 Schedule a legislative visit with your
legislator, discuss the need for funding for
work based learning for out of school
youth and young adults
Call to Action continued
 Respond
to requests for information about
how legislation would impact your area, #
of youth you work with each year, etc.
 Quickly
Write letters of support or
opposition for work based learning
funding or other proposals
 Participate
in Day at the Capitol
Legislative ideas for 2015?
 It’s
never to early to start thinking about
proposals for 2015
 Legislative solution to problem you come
 Inefficiencies that can be addressed?
 Current law that impedes ability to
provide services?
Thank You
Amy Blumberg
Stephen Baiter
 [email protected][email protected]
 916-439-0981
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