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Monday, March 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Women’s Caucus once again sponsored the annual “Woman of the Year” celebration, at the State Capitol, as part of Women’s History Month. Today, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) honored Jill Lederer as her 2018 Assembly District 44 Woman of the Year.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

As published in the Ventura County Star.

CompTIA, a technology association, presented Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, with the 2018 CompTIA California Tech Champion Award, citing consistent leadership and support of the technology industry in the California Legislature.

This past year, Irwin was instrumental in promoting thoughtful technology policy legislation with an eye toward stimulating more innovation and job creation in California, the association said in a news release. She also has become an invaluable resource and tech expert for her fellow Assembly members and other state legislators across the country as the chair of the National Conference of State Legislators’ Cybersecurity Task Force, the association said.

Kelly Hitt, CompTIA’s director, state government affairs, said, “We are thrilled” to present Irwin with the honor for her continued efforts and support of the technology industry and tech jobs in California.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s (D-Thousand Oaks) legislation AB 608, prohibiting credit reporting agencies from charging fees when parents or guardians freeze their children’s credit reports, is one step closer to becoming law.

 

Friday, January 5, 2018

(Sacramento) - This Assembly Access video highlights Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s (D-Thousand Oaks) achievements in the most recent legislative session. Legislation she authored will help community college students, promote solar energy and move California towards a more secure future.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

(Thousand Oaks, CA) - Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) has been leading the way to improve the lives of California veterans. Recently she was interviewed by Renee Eng from InFocus California about her work on behalf of California's veterans. In this Assembly Asset video Assemblymember Irwin talks about veterans housing issues and restoring funding for California Veterans Service Officers (CVSOs).

Friday, October 13, 2017

Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced the signing of AB 705, which changes the way that community college students are placed in remedial courses at all 114 of California’s Community Colleges.  

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s significant piece of legislation (AB 797) designed to extend Solar Thermal rebates for customers until 2020 was signed by the governor. The bill will go into effect at the beginning of 2018.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The California Legislature recently passed a bill that would prompt changes in the way students are placed into remedial courses at community colleges throughout California.

The bill, called the Community College Placement Bill, was created by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin. The bill has moved to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, where Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, believes it will be signed.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sacramento Bee

This fall, nearly 40 percent of incoming freshmen at California State University were placed in developmental math or English courses. In the state’s sprawling community college system, three-quarters of any given incoming group is deemed unprepared for college-level work when they arrive.

It will be semesters or even years – and thousands of dollars in additional tuition costs – until these students can begin the general education classes that advance them toward a degree. Frustrated or discouraged, many will drop out before they ever reach that point.

 
Monday, September 18, 2017

Last week, the California Legislature passed Assemblymember Irwin’s Community College Placement Bill, AB 705, which changes the way in which students are placed in remedial courses at Community Colleges throughout California.