Increased CTE funding bill, AB 1414, gains momentum (and co-authors) in Assembly Appropriations Committee
May 9, 2007 Today, after Get REAL principals, CMTA president Jack Stewart and SBCTC representative Cesar Diaz, testified in support of AB 1414 in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, many legislators gave the bill a substantial boost in momentum by offering their support and co-authorship as it advances. The bill was moved to the suspense file and will be voted upon at the end of May. You can listen to Assemblywoman Hancock's introduction of the bill and key testimony below.
GetREAL coalition members include the American Electronics Association, Antelope Valley Board of Trade, Baxter Healthcare, California Aerospace & Technology Alliance, California Agricultural Teachers Assn., California Assn. of Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors, California Business Education Assn., California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., California Farm Bureau, California Industrial & Technology Education Assn., California Manufacturers & Technology Assn., California Metals Coalition, California Organization of Police & Sheriffs, California Professional Firefighters, California Space Authority, Chevron, Child Abuse Prevention Center, ConocoPhillips, Johnson & Johnson Minorities in Law Enforcement, Oxnard Chamber of Commerce Richmond Children’s Foundation, Segue Career Program, State Building & Construction Trades Council, State of California Auto Dismantlers Assn., Valley Industrial Assn. of Santa Clarita, Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Western States Petroleum Assn.