It’s been another busy week in the 1st Assembly District. Today my staff and I have a packed schedule visiting constituents in Nevada County. I look forward to updating you on that next week. Last Friday at this time‚ my staff and I spent the day in Modoc County meeting with local leaders and organizations. Here’s an overview of our trip:
- Modoc County Supervisors & CAO – Our first stop of the day was with Supervisors Geri Bryne & Ned Coe and Modoc County CAO Chester Robertson to discuss Modoc County public services.
- Superintendent of Modoc Joint Unified Schools – Next on the agenda was a meeting with Superintendent Tom O’Malley to discuss education legislation.
- Modoc Medical Clinic Staff & Board – My staff and I met with Kevin Kramer (CEO)‚ Patrick Fields (CFO)‚ Adam Willoughby (COO)‚ and De Funk (Board Member) to talk about recruitment and retention of medical staff.
- First Five Modoc – My staff and I met with Director‚ Nicole Hinton‚ and team to discuss the First Five program in Modoc County as well as the launch of the Modoc Child Savings Account Program which will provide all students in Modoc K-3rd grade with $100.00 a year toward college from the Child Savings Account Grant Program. I finished the day with an opportunity to read a book to a kindergarten class‚ which I always enjoy.
Thank you to each organization who took the time to meet with me. I’m grateful for every opportunity I have to connect with community leaders in the 1st Assembly District so I can best represent our constituents in Sacramento.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
|Legislative Update – Veterans Bill & Education Bills
California currently is one of only nine states that fully tax the pay of its 146‚000 military retirees. My co-authors and I aim to resolve this with AB 1623, which will provide a state tax exemption for retired members of the uniformed services at age 60. More on this bill here.
One of my education bills has moved forward. AB 2337‚ which would ensure California’s smallest‚ rural school districts receive proper recognition by defining Frontier School Districts in the California Education Code‚ will be heard in the Senate Education Committee next. Track the progress of AB 2337 here.
Photo: Wildfire devastation in Plumas County
|Western States Legislative Forestry Task Force
Effective May 5th‚ Speaker Rendon has appointed me to the Western States Legislative Forestry Task Force. The task force reviews proposed federal forestry legislation and agency actions affecting western public resource lands‚ as well as reviews the budget needs affecting forestry in the West and state forestry programs, as well as forestry proposals from industry and other interested parties. I look forward to representing the constituents of the 1st Assembly District and all Californians thanks to this new opportunity. For more on this‚ view the press release here.
|Education Bills Update
On April 15th‚ the Women in California Leadership (WiCL) Foundation Minerva Scholarship program‚ now in its third year‚ began accepting online applications from eligible female students. The program was established to assist deserving female students by offering financial assistance to meet educational expenses. Eighty-six $2‚500 Minerva Scholarships and one $10‚000 Golden Minerva Scholarship will be awarded this year.
The deadline for submitting the online application and all supporting documentation is May 31‚ 2022 at 11:59 p.m. There are no exceptions to this deadline‚ so get those entries in ASAP! For more on this scholarship and the application, click here.
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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Butte County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.