SACRAMENTO – (Friday, May 27, 2016) – California Assembly Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement upon adjournment of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Suspense File hearing.

Audit Committee approved Gonzalez’s request of  to examine state’s payroll processes

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, May 25, 2016) – An audit request by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to examine reports of delays and technological deficiencies in the state government’s  processing of timesheets for the state’s In-Home Supportive Service program was approved today by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on a unanimous 11-0 vote.

In recent years, the system for processing IHSS payroll has been plagued by reports of thousands of individual employees, who largely live paycheck-to-paycheck, regularly experiencing delayed timesheets and payments. The current system requires handwritten timesheets which may not be corrected if an error is made, and requesting a replacement timesheet can delay payment by a week or more. The process is further slowed by requiring that all timesheets be physically mailed to a single, central location, adding days of transit time to delivery of payment. Close to 400,000 IHSS workers provide critical services for approximately a half million Californians throughout the state.

SAN DIEGO – (Tuesday, May 24, 2016) – California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement after the unanimous 5-0 decision by the San Diego Unified School District’s board to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School in the Paradise Hills community of her 80th Assembly District.

Award-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street and National City native returns to his elementary school to inspire students

AB 2757 would establish an 8-hour workday and 40-hour workweek standard for California farmworkers

AB 1708 would enhance penalties for purchasers of sex and trafficking near schools

AB 717 would eliminate sales tax for diapers and provide diaper vouchers to parents on CalWORKs

AB 492 would include diaper vouchers in family service supports provided to parents by CalWORKs

AB 2053 will eliminate redundant licensing procedures for existing clinics

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, April 21, 2016) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), author of the Assembly Bill 1727 – known as “The California 1099 Self-Organizing Act” – released the following statement about her decision to continue discussions regarding the legislation’s complex legal issues over the next year and to hold AB 1727 in the Assembly Judiciary Committee without consideration at today’s hearing:

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