Assembly Budget to Include Funds for UC Innovation Initiative

Assemblymember Irwin Initiative Approved by Assembly Budget Committee

SACRAMENTO – An initiative to invest $22 Million in UC-run business incubators was included in the version of the budget approved by the Assembly Budget Committee today.  The proposal will be consider by the Joint Budget Conference Committee next week.

Committee Approves Assemblymember Irwin’s Legislation to Support University of California’s Innovation Initiative

SACRAMENTO –  To ensure that California can fully capitalize from it is UC research pipeline, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) introduced AB 2664, a bill to provide an investment of $2 million per year, for three years at each UC campus and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to start or expand business incubators that bring research innovations to market.

Ventura County legislators state their position on minimum wage increase - Ventura County Star

Ventura County legislators had this to say about the state's plan to increase the minimum wage starting next year in increments that will bring it to $15 by 2022:

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks

"Income inequality is a defining issue in California and across our country. California has the highest poverty rate in the United States. Raising the minimum wage will help lift many working families out of poverty and put money back into their local economies.