AB1250: Why Tying Counties’ Hands on Contracts Will Cost Taxpayers - Kern County Supervisor and First 5 Kern Alternate Commissioner Leticia Perez co-authored an op-ed with First 5 Association of California's Executive Director Moira Kenney, Ph.D. published in the Sacramento Bee July 11th. The letter shares the detrimental impacts on county services should AB 1250 limit county contracting. Perez also serves as Vice President of the and County State Association of Counties. AB 1250 narrowly passed out of committee last week and now heads to Senate Appropriations. CLICK THE RED LINK.

Legislation: Family Leave Senate Bill 63  is in Assembly at Committee. The Judicial and Appropriations Committees both recommended its passage. A recent article in the  Sacramento Bee , written by First 5 California Chairman George Halvorson, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente shared the positive impact and motives of First 5 California to provide Family Leave for its residents. CLICK THE RED LINKS.