California is 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.
The Joint hearing of the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security and Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committees, held by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Chair A-PERSS and Senator Ricard Pan, Chair S-PER examined practices at CalPERS in which the organization contracts with cities, towns, counties, special district, Joint Power Authorities, nonprofits, and other organizations for retirement and health benefit administration.
(San Diego) - Working in the Emergency Medical Services field is very stressful. Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) wrote Assembly Bill 263, the EMS Workers Bill of Rights, to reduce that stress by addressing inadequate rest breaks and violence in the workplace. AB 263 requires private EMS employers to provide 10-minute uninterrupted rest breaks to employees or provide an additional hour’s worth of pay if a rest break is not provided and requires better reporting of workplace violence against EMS providers.
(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) achieved several legislative victories this week, moving the majority of his legislative package through the State Assembly. Tackling difficult issues, including veteran homelessness, worker rights, college affordability, DMV wait times, and autonomous vehicle safety, Assemblymember Rodriguez has received large support from constituents and Californians alike.
(Sacramento) – Looking to expand the level of support for honorably discharged veterans, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) authored Assembly Bill 85. Under the legislation, that has now been approved by the State Assembly, general assistance benefits provided by counties will be extended to honorable discharged veterans who meet specified requirements for up to 12 months in a calendar year. These benefits include emergency food, housing, and food cash or vouchers and are available for individuals not otherwise eligible for state and federal assistance programs.
(Sacramento) – Working to expand workplace protections to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers across California's private EMS workforce, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) authored Assembly Bill 263. "Its time we start looking out for those we count on to be looking out for us in a time of need," Rodriguez said.