Press Release

Thursday, May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Thurs., May 23, 2019) – A package of legislation championed by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to provide a basic level of support for working women passed the State Assembly this week. The package that now heads to the State Senate includes bills to prevent sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace and to make paid family leave within reach of more women.   

Friday, May 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As Governor Newsom rolls out his plan for extending maternity benefits and paid family leave, CBS13 investigated why hundreds of thousands of state workers, teachers, firefighters, and other public employees still don’t have access to any state-funded paid leave after having a baby.

Read more: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/05/15/newsom-paid-family-leave-public-employees-access/ 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 16, 2019) – California Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement upon adjournment of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Suspense File hearing. In total, 721 bills were considered and 472 advanced.

“Today the Appropriations Committee considered 721 bills authored by my Assembly colleagues, the most legislation to qualify for the committee’s suspense file in the last decade.

Friday, May 10, 2019

By MICHAEL SMOLENS 

Lorena Gonzalez has been trying to make diapers more affordable for almost as long as she has been in the California Legislature.

In 2014, the year after the San Diego Democrat was elected to the Assembly, she launched her first effort, which would have provided a subsidy to help poor families buy diapers. The idea of the state financing diapers would take some getting used to for a lot of people. Gonzalez headed down a rocky road of resistance and had to change her approach and scale back her early ambitions.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

AB 66 Tax Exempt Diaper Bill - The Governor's Office Highlights

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Tues., May 7, 2019) –California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) today celebrated a major legislative victory as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced her long fought for legislation to make children’s diapers exempt from the state sales tax would be included in his May update to the proposed state budget, which is scheduled to be unveiled on Thursday.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Tues., May 7, 2019) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) today celebrated a major legislative victory as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced her long fought for legislation to make children’s diapers exempt from the state sales tax would be included in his May update to the proposed state budget, which is scheduled to be unveiled on Thursday.