Presentation on theme: "November Election Snapshot Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council November 21, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
November Election Snapshot Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council November 21, 2014
Re-elections: Governor: J. Brown Supt of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson
Old and New Faces: Senate: Bob Wieckowski (former Assembly) Assembly: Tony Thurmond (D; District 15); Catherine Baker (R; District 16); Rob Bonta (D; district 18); Bill Quirk (D, District 20); Kansen Chu (D; District 25) National: Senate Republicans now in majority
Alameda City Mayor: Trish Spencer Oakland Mayor: Libby Schaaf Pleasanton Mayor: Jerry Thorne San Leandro Mayor: Paulene Russo Cutter Janet Zamudio: San Lorenzo School Board County Supt. of Schools: Karen Monroe Berkeley passed the first Soda Tax in the country: 1cent/ounce tax on distribution of most sugar-sweetened beverages
Congress has reauthorized the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) – primary federal program that provides funds for child care subsidies for low-income working families. First reauthorization in 18 years Highlights: Improves the health and safety of children in child care settings (annual visits for all licensed plus license exempt providers; Makes it easier for families to get and keep the child care assistance they need (annual eligibility); Enables children to have more stable child care; Strengthens the overall quality of child care.