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.

Governor Brown Announces Appointments - Imperial Valley News

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Ellen Tauscher, 64, of San Francisco, has been appointed chair of the Governor's Military Council, where she has served as chair since 2013. Tauscher served as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2012 and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Tauscher is a Democrat.