We are joined this episode by Asm. Kevin McCarty of Sacramento, who walks Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster through some of the groundbreaking investments in education that are enshrined in the 2021-22 state budget, signed last Monday by Gov. Newsom. McCarty, a Democratic member of the Assembly Budget Committee, takes a victory lap, touting the unabashedly progressive education agenda outlined in the Budget – an unprecedented expansion of programs that will provide free meals for all K-12 students, increase access to Cal Grants, provide Transitional Kindergarten for all four year-olds, and make significant investments in building affordable student housing.
Plus: Who got sentenced to a year in prison for the #WorstWeekCA?