Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez on California budget and new bills
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is introducing a few new bills into legislation. One to expand California’s family leave program and a couple #MeToo bills. Gonzalez stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss them.
Assembly Bill 196 will give Californians 100% income replacement for those who earn up to $100,000 while on paid family leave.
“Workers who need to use family leave absolutely deserve more time off, but first they deserve to be able to take that time off,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez said. “Many working class Californians aren’t able to use our Paid Family Leave program because they can’t afford to receive only a portion of their paycheck. A worker shouldn’t have to choose between meeting their household budget and taking necessary time off during critical moments in life.”
The assemblywoman also talked about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019 California budget proposal.