CSDC Legislative Update: Bonta Joins the Assembly Education Committee

Today, Pauxtawny Phil predicted an early spring and things are already heating up for charter schools in Sacramento. Recent leadership changes have resulted in changes in key legislative committees that will cast votes on bills and budget issues impacting charter schools in 2024.

Legislative Leaders Pick Committee Chairs and Members

In June, Assemblymember Rober Rivas (D - Hollister) assumed the role of Assembly Speaker after securing a notably contentious vote of support from a majority of Democrats in the lower house. This month, Senator Mark McGuire (D - Healdsberg) will replace Toni Atkins as President Pro Tem of the Senate. The Senate transition of power has been more smooth, as McGuire was a member of Atkins’ leadership team, who just announced she’s running for governor in 2026.

The resulting committee shuffle looks like a mixed bag for families and supporters of charter schools. Now is the time to get familiar with the legislative leaders that will shape public education policy in 2024 and check to see if your State Senator or Assembly representative has been added – or dropped – from a key legislative committee...

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