AZUSA, CA – Today, the California Legislature approved a bill by Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) which would establish a first-time homebuyer tax credit for low and moderate income individuals. The bill, AB 1590, will help these first-time homebuyers cover unanticipated costs associated with homeownership.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Legislature today approved a bill by Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that would increase educational resources for undocumented students in high school and college.
AB 1645 would require California Community Colleges, California State Universities (CSUs) and recommend that UC’s have a designated Dreamer Resource Liaison staffer on campus to provide undocumented and AB 540 students with adequate support and resources needed to navigate the education system.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill 1307 authored by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D- Baldwin Park) passed the Senate Education Committee with a unanimous vote. AB 1307 would reinstate the Cal Grant funding formula for students who attend private nonprofit colleges and universities. The formula will bring stability to the award, which has been subjected to cuts since the year 2000, and will see increases over time.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) presented Assembly Bill 167, landmark legislation which would greatly increase access to high-quality child care for low-income infants and toddlers in California in front of the Assembly Education Committee.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, AB 1073 the Undocumented Survivor Safety Act, authored by Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a 8 to 0 vote. AB 1073 authorizes the Attorney General to enter into an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to designate Domestic Violence Shelters as sensitive locations in the State of California.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) was elected Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus on a unanimous vote. She will succeed out going Chair, Senator Ed Hernández (D- West Covina) who termed out of the Legislature last year. Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez (D- Pomona) will serve as the Caucus’s Vice Chair.
SACRAMENTO – Members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus this week toured migrant shelters on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. After getting a first-hand look at the desperate conditions, Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio joined fellow Caucus members in demanding a more permanent plan instead of what appears to be the new normal: An exasperating policy by the federal government that exploits human tragedy on both sides of the border.
AZUSA – This morning Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) hosted the 2nd Annual Operation Gobble Turkey Giveaway in Azusa. Community members from throughout the San Gabriel Valley joined to discuss state related issues and hand out turkeys in anticipation of Thursday’s holiday.
MEDIA ADVISORY – Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio and Assemblymember Ed Chau to Host Informational Hearing on the Intersection of Domestic Violence & Technology
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Legislature today passed a bill by Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that will increase protections for survivors of domestic violence from gun violence.